A beautiful little crab spider hanging out within a tree dahlia blossom, waiting for prey to wander into range. Crab spiders rely on camouflage, as you can see here with the yellow on yellow, to remain unnoticed by prey until it’s too late. (Zuiko 50mm macro, f/6.3, 1/160 sec., ISO 100, open shade/morning sun, handheld)
Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (June 2012)
Top 10 (4th place) in “Spiders on Flowers” challenge in Bugs and Animals on Flowers in Macro group (July 2012)
Featured in Bicolor Beauties (2 July 2012)
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