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another one bites the dust!

By CarolG  
Not much of a day for bugs and insects yesterday as it was so hot, and they all seemed to be sleeping somewhere, but this little red-bodied spider caught my eye amongst the cistus in the hedgerow. Imagine my delight when I crept closer to find that it had caught an unsuspecting bee. It seemed oblivious to me and the camera, more intent on its dinner for the next few days!

Tags: General Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: Daisymaye, Buffalo_Tom, Bob_V and 110 more

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
27 May 2009 5:22AM
Wow! What a good find, not just one bug but 2 colorful ones....Awesome detail in these images....Sandy

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Bob_V Plus
10 1 2 United States
27 May 2009 5:51AM
Such fantastic dtail and clarity in these close-ups Carol, that bee should keep that spider full for quite some time.
MaryMac Plus
11 258 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2009 6:04AM
Lovely shot showing how diverse nature can be its a cracking picture
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
27 May 2009 6:17AM
Good Early morning Carol,
Wow what a find, poor bee, as Bob says that bee will keep the spider going on food for ages, great set

Nicky x
27 May 2009 6:23AM
Great detail and capture! Good timing!
27 May 2009 6:33AM
great Shot
its So Amazing , Nice Find !
i Like It , Much

R3zA !
jaktis Plus
14 84 Sweden
27 May 2009 6:35AM
A great captured moment of wildlife

27 May 2009 6:36AM
Great set of shots Carol,Dane.
27 May 2009 6:38AM
Wow absolutely superb congrats
27 May 2009 6:52AM
an amazing series of shots Carol. I can't pick a favorite this time. This has to be one of your best series yet. Great work Katie
27 May 2009 6:53AM
just fantastic.


27 May 2009 6:55AM
Absolutely stunning Carol, love all four images.
WOOW...great capture Carol...sorry for the bee...
Rgds Dimitre
cassiecat Plus
9 39 46 England
27 May 2009 7:09AM
good find, like the light in v2.lesley
Superb Macro shot
27 May 2009 7:21AM
Great detail as usual Carol
27 May 2009 7:27AM
wow all bril images well captured and the detail is stunning
27 May 2009 7:31AM
This should certainly keep it well fed for a while. A great slice of insect (and arachnid) life.

Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
27 May 2009 7:33AM
Fine work Carol and so very colourful with great detail.

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2009 7:35AM
Great close up, like it. Sue118
Fantastic shot Garol, but who is eating who, well done.

EAS Plus
8 1 13 Scotland
27 May 2009 7:42AM
Talk about capturing the moment...! Poor bee, and the world getting less and less of them too, but these are wonderful images.
27 May 2009 7:43AM
Great capture Carol

Mynett Plus
9 142 6 United Kingdom
27 May 2009 7:53AM
brilliant set

27 May 2009 7:56AM
Oh, poor little bee, and them in such danger at the moment.
Superb captures Carol, a wonderful set.
Brilliant set and very well captured.
27 May 2009 8:02AM
Good morning Carol - superb shots as always
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
27 May 2009 8:03AM
Absolutely fantastic. I am totally envious.

27 May 2009 8:14AM
Excellently captured Carol.
P.S How is the kitt?
27 May 2009 8:27AM
27 May 2009 8:46AM
Beautiful images Carol. fabulous composition.
27 May 2009 8:48AM
KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
27 May 2009 8:55AM
Version 1 is my favourite! What wonderful colours and markings on the spider. It's amazing how strong these tiny creatures are!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1856 United Kingdom
27 May 2009 9:01AM
Nature red in tooth and claw - whatever the scale. This is a fabulous sequence, I can just imagine your excitement.
great work carol.ray
Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
27 May 2009 9:25AM
Great work Carol . Your images are so sharp and shown in great detail . A very fine set xx
27 May 2009 9:27AM
Fantastic again Carol, all brilliant close-ups
Wilmot Plus
9 338 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2009 9:38AM
Brilliant set
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
27 May 2009 9:39AM
Natures cruelty. Absolutely superb Carol.
27 May 2009 9:43AM
Great captures, beautiful detail, poor bee.
27 May 2009 9:46AM
Superb set of images your close up work keeps on getting better - it is amazing that such a small spider can devour a bee that is bigger than it - well done for catching such a superb set of shots - Debbie
dmhuynh72 Plus
10 44 3 United Kingdom
27 May 2009 9:48AM
Great work Carol. I thought it was a bee at first, hadn't realised it was being eaten by a smaller spider.

Have a nice day
Ridgeway Plus
11 222 2 Ireland
27 May 2009 10:04AM
Amazing shots Carol,,
I am not picking one above the other,
Well spotted,,
27 May 2009 10:10AM
Really super shot and what a juicy meal he has trapped. Great title too.
But I am still jealous when I read about your magical weather, One hot day here and then back to normal.
27 May 2009 10:22AM
Excellent shot, and so much detail.
Cormy Plus
10 3 England
27 May 2009 10:46AM
Beautiful work Carol.Nos 3 & 4 are my favourites.
27 May 2009 11:01AM
Stunning set of well timed captures. Beautiful well composed shots with excellent sharp, fine detail and lovely colours.
cjl47 Plus
10 4 3 England
27 May 2009 11:07AM
Brilliant shots, poor bee.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
27 May 2009 11:14AM
A fine set of images Carol - if I had to I would chose V1 but I like them all. It is amazing how large the victims of spiders often are.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
27 May 2009 11:19AM
As always, a great set of macros Carol.
Stace Plus
9 2 2 England
27 May 2009 12:01PM
Superb work, v3 for me

27 May 2009 12:09PM
Fantastic set of shots, with so much detail.
27 May 2009 12:17PM
Carol these are absolutely stunning again,you take fantastic macro shots,great work........I must go and dust off me macro lens,but I would find it difficult to match these.

Jean x
Joline Plus
11 29 53 United States
27 May 2009 12:25PM
It's a dog-eat-dog world out there!
gerrymac Plus
10 10 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2009 12:48PM
You certainly come up with great nature shots Carol...another winning lot
ringyneck Plus
11 315 18 United Kingdom
27 May 2009 12:54PM
Not only are your images so brilliant but your models so beautiful...

27 May 2009 1:33PM
another great set Carol.
27 May 2009 1:57PM
wow, amazing captures, both you and the spider.. love the colours
27 May 2009 2:23PM
Fantastic images top shots all, colour and detail are superb. Gary
27 May 2009 2:26PM
wow stunning well spotted well worth the award
Another set of 4 amazing shots.
So crisp and so so sharp.
luap Plus
11 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2009 3:17PM
Well captured, a great shot
SandraKay Plus
10 233 4 United Kingdom
27 May 2009 3:26PM
Well, it's hard work carrying our food home from the supermarket but imagine if we had to do this! These are superb.
27 May 2009 3:27PM
Stunning set of images Carol,superb captures...................

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
27 May 2009 3:56PM
Incredibly sharp and what brilliance colors!

27 May 2009 6:53PM
Four excellent images, well seen and captured, poor bee.
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
27 May 2009 7:04PM
gosh SOME picture, in fact great set - amazing detail
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
27 May 2009 7:16PM
You have THE most amazing eyes, timing and hands for capturing these shots, Carol. Goodness. V1 and V4 are quite quite quite amazing.

That spider must be seriously pigging out. Look at the size of that bee!!!

Big dinner, and sharp.
Well done on the award.
Congrats on UA,my friend
goso Plus
11 2 1 Australia
27 May 2009 8:06PM
Outstanding macro's Carol........Bill
Steve_S Plus
12 180 3 United Kingdom
27 May 2009 8:34PM
Excellent stuff Carol, 4 great detailed captures, well spotted
9 25 4 England
27 May 2009 8:40PM
WOW, great close up work.
Kindest Regards
sable Plus
9 9 7 United Kingdom
27 May 2009 8:41PM
Four amazing shots Carol!! - the detail is so crisp and clear with beautiful colour - Elizabeth

p.s. thanks for pointing out the spelling mistake on my upload to-day much appreciated I have altered the title but not sure if I can alter the image - must have been a grey moment
Well spotted Carol. nice detailed capture.
27 May 2009 8:56PM
Brillant capture Carol.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
27 May 2009 9:34PM
Superb detail. It took me a while to work out which was the dinner!!
Ayelet_A Plus
9 11 3 Israel
27 May 2009 9:55PM
Wasn't sure who is eating who - just comes to show size doesn't matter, but you should have sharp teeth! yikes!
Well spotted and captured Carol.

maryg Plus
9 66 18 Scotland
27 May 2009 11:13PM
Wow how do you do it? A superb series. By the way saw a comment where you use the acronym " IMHO " tried to work it out but am flummoxed , put me out of my misery , what does it mean?
27 May 2009 11:55PM
Stunning series of close up captures, so much detail, fab colours Carol.
Brilane Plus
11 5 12 Wales
28 May 2009 3:47AM
Amazing colours.
28 May 2009 7:01AM
Well seen and taken
28 May 2009 9:40AM
Well worth the 100 Carol..superb your set of shots..

Gezina Plus
11 3 6 United Kingdom
28 May 2009 1:27PM
Brilliant series of shots - very good detail - well spotted and captured - Ina
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
30 May 2009 8:03PM
A brilliant set of nature shots, the detail is awesome

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