‘Share a picture with two subjects.’



My favourite picture with two subjects (three images, but one is a reflection) is the above, which I have posted before but is worth a repeat.



Ginger MacGregor features in the second as well, but this time in company with Gemma the Maltese. The main subject here will depend on whether one prefers cats or dogs.



A third which I thought of including is this pair of Impala taken while on a walk in a nature reserve twenty minutes or so from where we live. I defy anyone to say with any certainty which of the two is the main subject!



Right, then we get to the one I actually took today which fits the subject.

This one needs the title of LIFE AND DEATH.   What will give life to a new generation of these spider-hunting wasps (Auplopus carbonarius) is the slow death of the rain spider (Palystes superciliosus) from being eaten alive – but paralysed – by the wasp larvæ,

© Colonialist April 2012 (WordPress/Letterdash)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. Gobetween says:

    Great selection for the challenge, the reflection in the mirror is so clear.


  2. Colline says:

    I enjoyed looking at these entries.


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  4. Wow Col, brilliant pics!!


  5. Love your ginger cat – and the first pic is definitely worth repeating! Grisly spider…maybe that only counts as one and a half subjects!


  6. Christie Wright Wild says:

    Nice photos. I agree the spider pic’s title should be “Life and Death”.


  7. cobbies69 says:

    Apart from the spider, joking really, great pictures to represent the theme. love em thanks..;)


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  9. optie says:

    Great photos Col, I love the first two.


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  11. Jo Bryant says:

    that first photo is wonderful…the spider one made me a little sad though


  12. jakesprinter says:

    Great entry for the challenge 🙂


  13. Sonel says:

    Awwww, I just love those furry subjects and the top one is the most beautiful Col. What a great shot! 🙂 Great entry for sure. 🙂 What a pity about that beautiful rain spider. I don’t like wasps. They’re yucky! 🙂 Stunning post! 🙂


    • colonialist says:

      I would love to put that top one into a caption competition. Maybe I should!
      The habits of wasps and spiders are both not very endearing. But then, so many things in Nature are really cruel. Including many cute-seeming ones. Thanks!


      • Sonel says:

        I think you should for sure Col! It would definitely win! 🙂
        Oh, that is so true but I think to Nature it doesn’t seem cruel. It’s part of it and the way it should be. Just Nature’s way of making sure everything is balanced I guess. 🙂
        Have a great day my friend.


  14. Wow — can see why you might be indecisive about these shots. Glad you posted them all. Love the photo of the “drama cat” and baby.


  15. elspethc says:

    All good to see – but the Life and Death is exceptional to me.


  16. 68ghia says:

    The last pic is quite daunting!! nature can seem so cruel sometimes…
    As for the rest – the one with little R is too cute 😉


  17. adinparadise says:

    Love the pics, although I could have been spared the “come into my parlour” one. 😉


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