I shot this macro in our campus (NJIT, Newark). As my sister puts it, I had always seen tulips "from the outside" in pictures and so had no idea what the inside looked like. Now I know.
When I put this photo on my Flickr page one of my friends asked me on chat when I had taken the spider shot. I found it funny at the time, but later saw that the stamens and their shadows did look like a spider in the thumbnail!
Thanks a lot to everyone who commented on my photos, or even stopped by for a visit. The comments have been pouring in pretty fast and I'm finding it increasingly difficult to reply to each individually. I'd rather spend that time in viewing others' photos and commenting there. But I do read each comment individually, and if you ask me something specific, I'll answer that.