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One of my favourite butterflies becomes a meal for a hungry spider.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:poor skipper
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:5 Jul 2013 - 5:39 AM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Spider, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:63
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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman  114484 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 5:43 AM

Scrummy.....GrinGrinGrin

Ade

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 6:01 AM

Great documentary if a little gruesome Carol!

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 6:07 AM

Life in the Raw! ~ impressive natural history captures Carol.

Albert

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User_Removed
5 Jul 2013 - 6:28 AM


Quote: Life in the Raw! ~ impressive natural history captures Carol.

I agree. Smile

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 6:38 AM

Poor Skipper indeed, Albert has it right, impressive natural history captures.

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 6:43 AM

Very well observed and captured Carol, nature is very cruel at times.
David

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maratsuikka
5 Jul 2013 - 6:50 AM

hate spiders....

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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ

Great little chap

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Caziwinkles
5 Jul 2013 - 7:07 AM

Aww! Poor skipper! Nasty spider...! Great images. Smile

Carol

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84246 forum postsKarenFB vcard England161 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 7:08 AM

Poor Skipper yes, but the spider has to eat..................hasn't it got beautiful colours and markings! Smile

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
5 Jul 2013 - 7:11 AM

Excellent photos of the reality of life in nature !! Well done Carol Smile

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 7:19 AM

Those little chaps are lethally effective predators as you have so ably illustrated here.

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 7:20 AM

very well documented set carol fantastic detail nature just doing it's thing a stunning set top work Wink
andy

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85836 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 7:23 AM

Oh dear!

That's nature though

Bit of a late start this morning, before I leave for work - the sun is streaming through the windows

Adrian

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 7:41 AM

That's life for you
Great captures from you as always

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RajaSidambaram

Your spiders are very powerful ones, able to catch preys several times larger. But this is a beautiful killer (V2), Carol. - Raja.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
5 Jul 2013 - 8:01 AM

Nature in the raw, excellent captures Carol,
Fred.

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Ray12
Ray12 e2 Member 168 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 8:10 AM

Right place right for you, wrong place wrong time for the skipper, cracking image Grin

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unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Scotland
5 Jul 2013 - 8:11 AM

beauty and the beast!Sad g

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 8:18 AM

Ouch!

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9470 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 8:21 AM

AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...Isn't nature cruel.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 8:27 AM

Nature in the raw and so well recorded, Carol in this set.
Ronnie.

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 - 8:40 AM

Great captures Smile

Eileen

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41025 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England132 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 9:01 AM

They've got to eat as well GrinGrin Lovely markings on the spider, Carol.

Dave

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Bravdo
Bravdo  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 9:18 AM

Excellent macro work, Glad that im no butterfly.

Baeey

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 10:36 AM

Superb quality

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 11:08 AM

Another example of how well you observe nature in the raw.
Great if gruesome!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 - 11:16 AM

Great set, Carol - spiders have to eat!
Tony

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 11:47 AM

Fabulous captures Carol!
George

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 12:12 PM

Oh what a sad end for a beautiful butterfly but I suppose needs must.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 12:20 PM

Oh dear what a sad set, poor little skipper...superb images though Carol, well done

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 12:58 PM

Oh dear Sad I just hope the spider enjoyed his meal...
Trev Smile

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 1:10 PM

Super meal Carol better than a KFC, Superb captures here!
Gary

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 1:50 PM

Survival of the fittest, and those spiders are tough little guys. Three superb shots........Sandy

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digital_boi
5 Jul 2013 - 4:13 PM

Nature at work indeed Carol three superb captures

G

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LuDa
LuDa  1 United States
5 Jul 2013 - 4:22 PM

Wow! carol another great set!!!
Regards,
LuDa

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 5:01 PM

That's nature for you!
Lillian

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32822 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 5:07 PM

Life as it really is... "Superb wildlife documentary imagery Carol'

Regards Nathan

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 6:10 PM

Nature in the raw Carol - but sad to see it and not being able to help. Well documented btw with these three images.
Ann

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 6:23 PM

The realities of life in the food chain -- perfectly captured by you, Carol.
-=\Walter

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42284 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
5 Jul 2013 - 8:24 PM

Ooopps! Lou

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 9:55 PM

Another one bites the dust! That skipper has skipped his last, a terrific set of natural history images Carol

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2013 - 6:23 AM

SadSad
Yes, I see many meadow browns ending that way at the moment ... The place is crawling with those little crabs.
Well captured.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2013 - 9:19 AM

Incredible timing and captures, Carol!

Poor skipper indeed Sad

But that spider has quite an interesting bum. I like the patterning.

Andrew

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
6 Jul 2013 - 8:17 PM

impressive natural captures

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 - 5:43 AM

Nature at it's best (or worst for the butterfly in this case)...
That's going to be a very well fed spider. I do like the pink patterns on her back...
IB

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