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Everything’s an ad, symbolises or points to something else. Can’t get away from it, in relationship – existence.

This spider was waving to another spider across the way, part of the mating ritual I believe – having seen other spiders do similar that was obviously ritual.

Some are very demonstrative, colourful, eager. Others wary, reticent, indifferent. People can be emotional too, carrying the weight of particular past, as we tend to.

No matter, we do our best to transcend the robotic and all’s equal in the end. The end being the absence of all that existential commotion.

© Mark Berkery … CLICK any picture to enlarge in a new tab …

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  1. afrenchgarden said, on 21/10/2014 at 6:37 am

    Your spiders are cuter than our spiders. Curiously, I have just discovered these spiders. I think they are the same. Have you seen this on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_yYC5r8xMI .? Amelia

    • Mark said, on 21/10/2014 at 9:45 am

      Thanks Amelia. That’s a great example of the intelligence in small things, complex communications. All things do it in their way. I caught something similar, but no video – https://beingmark.com/2010/06/03/

  2. treesshrubs said, on 20/10/2014 at 1:29 pm

    What a great image! Love your optimism : ))

    • Mark said, on 20/10/2014 at 2:30 pm

      Ha, ha. Realism really, death – you can’t avoid it. Life’s great attraction, and repulsion … :-)

  3. krikitarts said, on 20/10/2014 at 10:21 am

    I’ve seen quite a number of spiders, but never one like this. Is it a frequent inhabitant of your environment, and have you been able to identify it? I hope its high-five (well, I suppose it would be a high-one) attracted the intended attention.

    • Mark said, on 20/10/2014 at 10:33 am

      I just know it as a flower or ambush spider, of which there are many kinds, common enough here.

      Not all attractions attract … :-) Some are just not … fitting … to the situation.

      You never know what may be …

  4. woodlandgnome said, on 20/10/2014 at 8:05 am

    What a face…. looks robotic. A lovely photo, however. Your photos always inspire me to observe the world a bit more closely. Best wishes, WG

    • Mark said, on 20/10/2014 at 10:08 am

      Thanks WG. Yes, robotic it is, our nature. Though we kid ourselves otherwise …


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