A rose is a rose is a rose is a …?

Apologies to Gertrude Stein, but sometimes a rose is a rose is a rose is a death trap…

"The crab spider Misumena vatia in a rose."

The heart of a flower as a call to oblivion




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  1. Anne 27 September, 2012 at 10:19 AM #

    Beautiful shot!

  2. Ted C. MacRae 30 September, 2012 at 10:34 AM #

    Spectacular composition!

  3. Adrian 2 October, 2012 at 9:39 AM #

    Thanks, Anne and Ted! *blushes*

    A very common spider in our area, but it still provides a wealth of interesting photos.

  4. Felix 2 October, 2012 at 5:38 PM #

    Great shot, it captures the beauty of the flower, then you notice the crab spider waiting for its prey.

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