Fiddlehead

Tetragnathidae on fiddleheadLook closely, what else do you see?

Linking to Sunshine’s Macro Monday

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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100 Responses to Fiddlehead

  1. I would say it looks like a snail.

  2. neihtn2012 says:

    Some kind of insect!

  3. ke01341 says:

    A critter for sure

  4. Incy-wincy spider … πŸ™‚ Nice one, Eliza!

  5. Maria says:

    So much detail!

  6. Alice says:

    Spider! Great photo!

  7. pbmgarden says:

    That’s a great photo. I’ve only ever seen orb spiders in autumn.

  8. Treah Pichette says:

    What is that?? Sort of looks like a skinny dragonfly. Wonderful shot!

  9. dawnbirdau says:

    How exquisite Eliza!

  10. It looks like Mother Nature at her best captured by a person with really good photography skills. Thank you for sharing on this Monday because a fiddlehead always makes me smile. πŸ™‚

  11. China Dream says:

    ohhh love these, are they really out already?

  12. Karen Lang says:

    It pays to look to little closer at life. Great capture Eliza πŸ‘πŸ’•

  13. Jane Lurie says:

    Ooh, I love fiddleheads. Terrific image, Lisa. Hmm, who is that little guy resting there? Long legs…:)

  14. Jane Lurie says:

    PS Sorry for the autcorrect…Eliza!

  15. Vicki says:

    Hard to tell what the insect is, but I can see it πŸ™‚

  16. Mike Powell says:

    Love both the spider and the fiddlehead, Eliza. Did you see the spider when you were taking the shot or only afterwards? I am amazed how often I am surprised to find “bonus bugs” when processing my shots.

  17. I wasn’t sure the insect until the previous comments. NIce surprise! I love the ‘curlie-Q’ unfurling of the plant too!

  18. Beautifully captured

  19. Kris Peterson says:

    I could see there was a bug there but wasn’t able to identify it (until I cheated and looked at the other comments).

  20. sandyjwhite says:

    Ah yes, I see that insect. Love the fiddlehead!

  21. Sheree says:

    Great photo of both!

  22. Anne says:

    This is an interesting photograph – in some ways it could be a metaphor for the unfurling of the current unknown watched over by the ‘beast unknown’. Looked at more clearly, it is a beautiful harbinger of your spring as we begin to look out for warmer wraps in the evenings.

  23. there is an insect, but I cannot define

  24. Wow Eliza! Took a closer look to see it!!

  25. I see from the comments that the long stick-like insect is a spider. Never would have guessed that. Is it because that particular spider has an unusual shape or is it because the photo is an extreme macro?

  26. What a great macro with a bonus spider. Love it! 😊

  27. New life. Life goes on.

  28. Ah, the first sign that Spring is really here. Lovely image. (Suzanne)

  29. Lovely image Eliza – glad your Spring has arrived!

  30. Cathy says:

    Lovely photo Eliza – they are starting to unfurl here as well. And today I’ve learnt what an orb spider is …

  31. Robin says:

    An insect of some kind. The fiddlehead is beautiful. Is it early for them or is this about the usual time?

  32. I see it, I thought it was some kind of dragonfly at first the way a couple of its legs are stretched out!

  33. Cathy says:

    A spider? Do you ever eat your fiddleheads? I briefly steamed a few once and put some butter on them. Delicious, but I know you should only eat them in small quantities. Happy Spring Eliza!

  34. Our cinnamons are just starting to pop up. Not sure if any have spiders on them. Nicely seen, Eliza.

  35. Widdershins says:

    Fiddlehead – just tuning up …. spider – ready to play – Vivaldi Cello Concerto in D Major. πŸ™‚

  36. Adele Brand says:

    You’ve got a sharp eye! Interesting shot.

  37. Saw the bug, too. A great shot. Do you eat the ferns, without spiders!?

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Amy. We do have a lot of edible fiddlehead ferns on our land (ostrich ferns -Matteuccia struthiopteris are the edible ones), and we’ve eaten them in the past, but my spouse isn’t a fan, so I don’t cook them anymore. Every year I say I should harvest and sell them ($15-20/lb.), but the window is very short and goes by in a flash. I give them away to anyone who wants them.

  38. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    I hadn’t noticed the little spider till I read your caption:)

  39. Karen says:

    Nice shot Eliza.
    Have a great day.

  40. It’s hard to make out but there is some type of insect on this baby fern. Spider? Your ferns are ahead of mine, Eliza! I just looked the other day but still nothing like this. I did see, however, where the stems are going to start growing. Hope your day is a great one!! xo

  41. susurrus says:

    It’s a long legs, sure enough!

  42. No doubt, some sort of earth creature..lol

  43. Some spiders elongate themselves to an extreme. It’s a photographer’s delight when they do.

  44. annarella3 says:

    Beauty, birth, new life..

  45. Beautiful, Eliza – one of the unfolding wonders of spring.

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