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This tiny crab spider has caught himself a banquet Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:yummy, yummy
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:27 Jun 2013 - 5:24 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Spider, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:71
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 5:35 AM

Beautiful macro work v1 is best.

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 5:40 AM

Note to self, don't view Carol's images whilst eating breakfast!! Great shots once again Carol, the detail is superb.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 5:42 AM

Wow Carol, what amazing images, he sure looks scary, 3 great capturesGrinGrin

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 5:55 AM

That feast should last him a week at least Carol
Excellent macro's SmileSmile
Rob

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 6:22 AM

Excellent work. These little buggers certainly know how to get a meal as your gruesome captures so ably demonstrate. V2 for me.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6108 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 6:28 AM

How does something that small catch something so much bigger? Super shots Carol and perfect timing as well.

Andy

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Caziwinkles
27 Jun 2013 - 7:05 AM

He'll never eat all that!! Outstanding gruesome images! Smile

Carol

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
27 Jun 2013 - 7:14 AM

How can such a tiny spider harvest such a big meal ? Excellent Carol !!

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 7:19 AM

How do they handle something bigger than themselves ~ great images of life in the raw.

Albert

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 7:29 AM

brilliant set carol wonderful detail and colours all three are belters today very very nice ones Wink
andy

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
27 Jun 2013 - 7:37 AM

Excellent natural history captures Carol,
Fred.

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
27 Jun 2013 - 7:57 AM

I know you have amazing eyesight for spotting these tiny critters ! This is an amazing set. Great to see. Gill

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 8:37 AM

Hope he's got a big freezer! Grin Amazing stuff, Carol.

Dave

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 8:41 AM

Not half.......that should last it fora god many meals: amazing that something quite small can manage to overpower and capture such a much larger insect.
Very good shots of the event, Carol.
Ronnie.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 8:48 AM

Your timing is spectacular, Carol...what amazing captures!!! Fantastic focus and detail too...good grief.

Andrew SmileSmile

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MandyG
MandyG e2 Member 2MandyG vcard England
27 Jun 2013 - 9:07 AM

Amazing Carol. Images to be proud of. Smile

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 439 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 9:43 AM

Amazing shot Carol if a little gruesomeSmileSmileSmile
Carole

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
27 Jun 2013 - 9:49 AM

Amazing macro, Carol. Great detailSmileSmileI can't choose one!!
Effrossini

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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ

Delightful.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 9:58 AM

What a predator, capturing something twice its own size. excellent find and capture.
regards
Yung

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 6Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 10:07 AM

Amazing Carol that's what you call a take away!
Gary

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 10:27 AM

Wow, astonishing! How wonderful nature is.
x

Grin @ Growmore. Smile

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 10:44 AM

Super set

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10497 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 10:51 AM

Everyman for himself in the world of bugs...Eat or die.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 11:07 AM

Well, that's just being greedy! It'll certainly keep him going for a few days...Wink
Excellent and fascinating work again, Carol Smile
Trev Smile

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 11:22 AM

Terrific captures Carol. That spider was probably thinking the same thing.Wink
Joan.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 11:28 AM

The things you SEE and capture Carol!
A greedy spider - superb detail.
V3 is my favourite with those the b/g showing through those wings.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 11:43 AM

But will he have chips with it?
Great set, Carol.
Tony

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 12:29 PM

Amazing how they can eat so much. A great set Carol.......Sandy

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 - 1:07 PM

Marvelous captures... What a monster lunch she's having! WOW! Grin
She will have to go on a slimming plan after that...
IB

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RajaSidambaram
27 Jun 2013 - 1:58 PM

See the eyes of the victim. You missed another source of macro, Carol, into the clutches of the spider. Alas the fly's sting could not save itSad - Raja.

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digital_boi
27 Jun 2013 - 3:53 PM

bit of a heavy lunch that one Carol well spotted and captured

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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ChrisWallace
27 Jun 2013 - 3:55 PM

It may have bit off more than it can chewTongueTongue
Chris

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 4:12 PM

That's a huge supper! I'm amazed he managed to ensnare that - great reportage Carol.
Ann

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LuDa
LuDa  1 United States
27 Jun 2013 - 5:05 PM

Hi Carol, share your secret with us. Do you have a contract with all bugs to pose for you?TongueTongueSmileSmile Great set!!!

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4740 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 5:23 PM

OMG !!.....a gruesome twosome !!!!!.....amazing shots !!

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 6:21 PM

He's been to Aldi and filled up the trollyTongueTongueTongue
Love the look of dismay in V3GrinGrinGrin
Bert

I'm carrying that on arn't IGrinGrin

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5279 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 6:23 PM

Excellent work Carol!!

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evelen
evelen  10 England
27 Jun 2013 - 6:51 PM

excellent images carol.
eve.Smile

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 7:21 PM

Size does not matter. An awesome take.

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 6144 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 7:38 PM

Super nature photography Carol, you must have eyes like a hawk.
David

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
27 Jun 2013 - 8:04 PM

Thats a lot to eat

Peter

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 459 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 8:23 PM

Gruesome yet fascinating. Fabulous work as usual Carol.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 8:39 PM

Amazing images Carol.all great shots..Lin

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27 Jun 2013 - 8:55 PM

super work Carol

Stace

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tomcat e2 Member 96182 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 10:05 PM

The gruesome threesomeWink

A very late evening helloSmile

Raining on and off and forecast for all day tomorrowSad

Adrian

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28 Jun 2013 - 7:01 AM

A terrific set of natural history images Carol, that hoverfly will keep the crab spiders larder filled for some time
Quote: The gruesome threesomeWink

A very late evening helloSmile

Raining on and off and forecast for all day tomorrowSad

Adrian

I hope you are not referring to myself and the Osmants Adie, I'm sure the big fella will have something to say about that!Tongue

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annettep38
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28 Jun 2013 - 5:07 PM

Found one the other day eating a meadow brown!! about ten times the size of the spider Smile
well captured, that is nature in the raw!

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