I was out trying to shoot damselfly portraits. I hadn't seen this damselfly until I disturbed him and he flew straight into a spiders web. I had a split second to decide if I should save him.
The spider ran down his web and attacked the thrashing damselfly (when this was taken). He was dead within 60 seconds. The spider then dragged him up the web to the undersurface of a dried flower that the web was built from. Hidden from view he then went to work on his prey.
I felt a bit bad, but there were several other webs with the remains of damsels in them.
|Camera:||Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Lens:||105.0 mm f/2.8 |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||28 Jul 2012 - 7:36 AM|
|Flash:||On, Return not detected|