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Oh man…totally cracked me up when I read something in the comments in my last upload.

Cathy (Holmewood) had made a typo. No biggie…it’s an easy one to make. But Ed’s comment slightly further down is what cracked me up. Nice one, Ed…made my day GrinGrinGrin

Now then, people, I found this poor bee. Dead. Stuck in a flower. All quite mysterious. Had lunch with my brother and his family and mentioned it to my nephews. David, the older one, suggested a spider. BINGO. ‘Cos the previous day, I’d photographed a tiny crab spider at the same bunch of flowers! I looked at the bee pic closely when I got home…and you can just about see two legs holding on to the bee. And some of the spider is faintly visible behind the flower in V1.

Vs 3 and 4 are pics of the spider taken the previous day. Check out the camouflage in V3! Lousy image in V4 but I had to include it.

Quite a big breakfast for the spider. With arms outstetched he’s only 1cm across. Greedy little piggy Grin

I’ve been meaning to upload since Monday but I kept getting in my way Sad


Andrew

Camera:Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
Lens:Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R + 10mm extension tube
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture Priority
White Balance:Auto
Title:Used-to Bee
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:13 Sep 2013 - 8:23 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Crab spider, Flower, Insect, Macro, Spider, White
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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 8:42 PM

The Spider ceratinly had a Big Mac SmileSmileSmile Super macro shot's.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1073 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 8:45 PM

Big fleas have little fleas
Upon their backs to bite 'em.
And little fleas have lesser fleas
And so, ad infinitum...

Moira

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AlexAppleby
13 Sep 2013 - 8:47 PM

This immediately makes me think of a story by Ringo Starr that starts off 'There were no flies on Frank that morning'. So this is obviously not Frank! Having said that, whoever this is, he's past worrying about the flies. I don't like spiders at the best of times and although this might be the best of times for the spider, it doesn't make me like it any more! So all in all, great shots and many sides to the story....!

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 8:48 PM

We have those blasted crab spiders in Spain. The little buggers feast on bees there too.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 8:50 PM

Aha, I know what I'm looking at now. Perfect title. Didn't take long for the flies to cotton on.

Dave

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 9:16 PM

We have these gruesome spiders here too - and they change colour according to what type of flower they're lurking in. A good spot Andrew and a mystery solved although it seems everyone is trying to get in on the act.

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Michaela_Solway

Nature captured at its most gruesome..

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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 9:49 PM

A super set of images it's the first time I've seen flys getting a lift from a bee well captured.
Regards John.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 10:09 PM

Nothing is safe these days
not even from photographers!
a great set Andrew,
but V1 is brilliant!
Lillian

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 - 10:41 PM

Oops sorry about that! I will try not to do it again. Great shOts. Cathy

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 10:46 PM

A great slice of Life and death in a bee's world!

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 10:49 PM

Now we know what's happened to the World's vanishing Bee population!! Sad but very interesting images.

Ann

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 11:27 PM

To be or not to bee that is the question Andrew, a fine set indeed. It looks like that crafty crab spider got this poor chap

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13 Sep 2013 - 11:30 PM


Quote: Oops sorry about that! I will try not to do it again. Great shOts. Cathy

I should think so your comment on Andrew's last upload was not befitting of a lady!WinkBlushSmile

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 12:32 AM

Hang on Andrew,I missed your last upload.
Must have a look to see the unladylike comment !!
Back in a mo !!
Mick

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 12:37 AM

OK.I am back.I used to say that comment all the time way back in the sixties with all these funny fags I kept getting !!
I never had my head in a flower,(I don't think so anyway !!),
but I certainly had my head in the clouds !!
Mick.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 1:46 AM

Those sneaky spiders hiding and waiting for a bee to come along. Survival any way you can I guess. Super captures Andrew......Sandy

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Sep 2013 - 4:47 AM

Amazing images Andrew !! I never thought it could catch such a large prey !! I also have one on a daisy bush - will have to monitor its movements Smile Thanx for your extended visit and votes on my pf !!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 5:05 AM

Four fantastic images, Andrew, the detail on all of them is simply amazing Smile Carol
PS: Love Kathy's typo, really made me laugh GrinGrinGrin

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CaroleS
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14 Sep 2013 - 8:59 AM

Very interesting shots, that's nature for you! Love V1.
Carole

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nickyv32
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14 Sep 2013 - 10:24 AM

Amazing set of shots, brill.....Smile

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ChiliMan
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14 Sep 2013 - 10:55 AM


Quote: Oops sorry about that! I will try not to do it again. Great shOts. Cathy

HAHA...actually I found your original comment WITH the typo the be quite the compliment Grin

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14 Sep 2013 - 10:56 AM


Quote: We have these gruesome spiders here too - and they change colour according to what type of flower they're lurking in. A good spot Andrew and a mystery solved although it seems everyone is trying to get in on the act.

I had no idea they could change colour! Now that is really something. Thanks for sharing that with me, Ann Smile

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pamelajean
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14 Sep 2013 - 4:31 PM

This is an ex-bee, he's gone to meet his maker (Monty Python).

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DolphinLady
14 Sep 2013 - 8:56 PM

Absolutely amazing captures Andrew.....You're the only one I know that could catch something like this.
So much going on in V2 I've been looking at it for ages....speechless !!!!!!
Hilary (*_*)xx

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Fefe
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16 Sep 2013 - 11:04 AM

Now I was about to comment on this one the other day......
Daughter was YADDA yadda yaddaTongueTongue.... no idea where she gets it from...Blush
Anyway, great minds think alikeWink...... you have Destinys Child here GrinGrinGrinGrin
Diane

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