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I found this spider amongst the wild cistus with its dinner yesterday.
It is so hot here now, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find any bugs and beasties, I think they are all hiding from the intense heat (and from me!).
Many thanks to Chris (cjl47) for his award, much appreciated.

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:hungry spider
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:24 Jun 2009 - 5:30 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:84
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 5:49 AM

Gruesome but great! Lovely series Carol.

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maratsuikka
24 Jun 2009 - 6:08 AM

Hi Carol,its hot here to,23 c,i love summer...Great set you done here again...

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 6:15 AM

That is quite a feast, three superb captures Carol, such fantastic work.
Bob

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cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 6:19 AM

Wow Carol a fantastic macro. Super sharp.
chris

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 6:28 AM

You captured the detail and used the natural light so well.Lovely images Carol.
Tom.

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cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 6:39 AM

This set was so good i came back and gave them my user award.
chris

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KevinWalsham
24 Jun 2009 - 6:41 AM

3 fantastic timed images super captures

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 - 6:46 AM

Superb set of images Carol, V3 for me.
Roy

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 7:20 AM

Excellent macro work yet again Carol.

Albert

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 7:26 AM

lovely detail, especially like the light catching the wings in v1.
congrats on the user award.lesley

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viscostatic
24 Jun 2009 - 7:32 AM

Excellent Carol, especially V3 which shows both creatures so well.

Phil.

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 7:34 AM

the stuff n9ightmares are made of but superb shot

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Dorothea
Dorothea  8 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 - 7:39 AM

Fantastic timed well done

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 7:40 AM

Great detail I hope he enjoyed his dinner. It's hot here in Southampton.

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 7:47 AM

That meal should last a while!, excellent natural history capture.
Phil

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 7:48 AM

Fantastic detail close up capture carol. Superb series. May be the bugs come out more in early morning and late afternoon when its cooler.

regards
Yung

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motorsportpictures

Another stunnijg set.
Scott

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 7:57 AM

Your usual high standard Carol - If your running short - Jessops have a new delivery in!!! lol

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 8:01 AM

Yet another superb series of images.

Ann

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 8:01 AM

Superb work and stunning detail to these images. Gary

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
24 Jun 2009 - 8:02 AM

Excellent shots, he must be having a long sleep now after such a big meal
Mandy

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 - 8:29 AM

Stunning macro shots.
Dave

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Steve7962
Steve7962  6 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 - 8:51 AM

Great shot.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 9:00 AM

Oh well
You win some you loose some
What a capture

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Sahyadri
Sahyadri  661 forum posts India2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 9:13 AM

happy to make it 30 ... pin sharp it sure is.

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User_Removed Junior Member 7 England16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 9:21 AM

Out-standing close-ups Carol. Beautifully taken and presented
Andrew

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
24 Jun 2009 - 9:27 AM

A cracking close up

Peter

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 9:32 AM

Life's hard sometimes!
Johanna

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9472 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 9:46 AM

We even have warmth here now.A superMacro image Caroland nature really is amazing.

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GalleryGirl
24 Jun 2009 - 10:10 AM

Congratulations on the User Award. What a superb capture.
Marilyn x

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 566 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 10:19 AM

Bee-utiful capture Carol.
Regards Mary

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challicew
challicew  6 South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 11:05 AM

Excellent close ups!

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tomcat
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24 Jun 2009 - 11:08 AM

excellent macro image and well spotted too

Adrian

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24 Jun 2009 - 12:13 PM

These are all well detailed images showing us just how hard nature can be.
Each one is worthy of a vote but sorry I can only do it once......
Hilary

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madbob
madbob  8 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 - 12:58 PM

good macro

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gerrymac
gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 1:53 PM

Awesome.....Master (or Mistress) of this kind of image..Would have given you my award but its already gone.....
Gerry

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bayleaf
bayleaf  6 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 - 2:53 PM

A super macro set.
John.

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GrahamNobles
24 Jun 2009 - 2:56 PM

Three super macro shots, Carol.
Graham

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SandraKay
SandraKay e2 Member 7233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 3:07 PM

I love looking at your shots, Carol. They are fascinating and teach us so much about plants and the insect world. So much detail in this. The dinner's bigger than the spider.
Sandra

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pluckyfilly
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24 Jun 2009 - 3:28 PM

27 here and too hot for me - bought myself a little compact for the insects but not used to it yet and not too pleased with the result either but things might improve - superb image and set presented today by you - well done

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kishanm14
kishanm14  5 India
24 Jun 2009 - 3:39 PM

Superb set of images Carol.

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glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 3:46 PM

Superb detail as usual.

Robert

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Silverzone
24 Jun 2009 - 4:23 PM

Super set. 'Eyes greedier than his belly' spring to mind. Sylvia

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Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 6:53 PM

awesome detail Carol

Linda Wink

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24 Jun 2009 - 7:42 PM

Terrific macro's Carol......Bill

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bunbeam
bunbeam  8 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 - 7:44 PM

3 superb captures, what a lovely spider
bunSmile

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24 Jun 2009 - 7:48 PM

Excellent again

Stace

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24 Jun 2009 - 8:11 PM

Simply surperb

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oldhat  6 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 - 8:22 PM

What more is there to say? No.3 in particular shows predator and prey so clearly ... and artistically too
Gerald

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nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
24 Jun 2009 - 9:19 PM

Great shots, my he must be bloomin hungry, great detial

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24 Jun 2009 - 9:21 PM

You have done it again Carol, these shots are amazing.
Vanda

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unicorn17  5 Scotland
24 Jun 2009 - 9:23 PM

never a dull moment in your world Carol !Gill

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Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 9:30 PM

Beautiful captures. Amazing detail always in your images. ......Sandy

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jayjay52  5 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 - 11:03 PM

These are really great macro images - very well done
Jenny

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Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 11:47 PM

The search for the bugs in this case was well worth it,,
Talk about Head first !!
Amazing is what I usually say with the detail in your shots Carol and today is no different,
3 great shots,,but no,3 is superb,,(instead of amazing)

Aidan,,

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jgmford  7 England
25 Jun 2009 - 12:17 AM

Stunning series of close up captures again Carol. Stunning detail, great colours.
Jeff

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raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
25 Jun 2009 - 7:09 AM

amazing work again carol.ray

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Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2009 - 9:41 AM

Very well spotted with stunning detail in this magnificent trio - Ina

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26 Jun 2009 - 1:35 PM

A most impressive trio of macro shots Carol, this is work of the highest standard which we've come to expect from you

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m3lem  8 England
28 Jun 2009 - 1:41 PM

Wow stunning set of images Carol, beautiful detail in all three
Andrea

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Rachel99  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2009 - 10:11 AM

DOn't know how I missed seeing this one earlier. Super set. Poor bee!

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