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Tiny spider on a zip-line

I have learned a lot about my local wildlife since I began to photograph bees. Yesterday, when I tried to sneak up on a little sweat bee, I was surprised to see this tiny brown and white spider through the view finder. It was so small that I could barely see it without the camera. The spider was at the tip of a smartweed flower (Polygonum spp.) where it was tending a thread it had pulled from the tip of another flower about 6 inches away. All of a sudden it glided across the chasm to the first flower as if it were riding a zip-line. The yellow “sun burst” in the background is a small dandelion.

Rusty
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Spider preparing to zip.

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ScoobyDoBee
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Ain’t nature grand! I’ve often thought to myself when I stumble upon these little wonders how many tiny creepy crawlies we put our hands on or step on or sit down on the grass that we never even know about. Eeek! 🙂

Tom
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Great shot! You are amazing.

Tom

Alex Wild
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Wow- that’s really a stunning photograph, Rusty! I like the nature vignetting provided by the flower in the backdrop.

Rusty
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Thank you, Alex. I’m flattered!

Susan
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AWESOME photograph

Rusty
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Thanks, Susan!

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