Saturday 1 August 2015

Spider, bugs, birds in action

I'm working on macros again. I've been so busy...stressed and trying to breathe.
I'm taking time to smell the echinacea! So is everyone else. I spotted a caterpillar, on top of one, the same orangey colour, but the time I'd fetched the camera: 'Gone Daycare!'(family joke from when the kids WERE in daycare. When they lost something, I would surmise they'd left it at daycare.)
Then, there is Common Mullein, it looks like a strange corn plant, but taking a quickie walk across the highway, I was able to snap quite a few critters adoring this plant.
Sort of a hodge-podge, as this is where my brain is at!
There is one bee-like thing, I haven't researched it yet, I know I've seen it in my books. It was on some poisonous Wild parsnip.

I've been scanning the tall flowers, as I know this spider hangs out on them. I just happened to have my videocam and, while I should have used the tripod, I can give you an idea of this wicked little spider!

Goldenrod crab spider from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Wicked little spider, who change colour! It won out over the bumblebee. 'My flower!' I assume it eats smaller bees!


eileeninmd said...

Hello, wow that spider is mean! I love the coneflowers, butterflies and the pretty birds. Great shots. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Loved your video and see the insects as well as
Hearing the water running and birds singing. Have a wonderful weekend

TexWisGirl said...

pretty series of shots!

William Kendall said...

Quite a fast little spider!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful images! I like how you set up your page here with the photos. Very attractive. I would have liked to see the video but I do not like spiders. Glad you ID the spider. We have some here that look like the one in your image.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Love the buggies... just don't get that variety here in Dunoon! YAM xx

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice shots!

The bee-like thing is a bee fly (there are many different kinds).

Kay said...

Your macros are so interesting, Jenn! The spider is a little too close up for me though.

EG CameraGirl said...

Love the hodge-podge! You are seeing so many insects. I need to slow down and take a better look at what's happeing in the insect world near me.

A Colorful World said...

I adore mullein and echinacea myself! So I understand! :-) Great photos and video...cheeky spider! :-)