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jaktis 14 84 Sweden
7 Mar 2011 5:27AM
Vicious and great


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LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 6:09AM
As you say, the spider has to eat. This is a brilliant documentary series.
Wonderful series Carol & so very well taken - again! You are tempted to feel sympathy for the bee but as you say thats nature for you! Lou
Andysnapper 9 109 25 England
7 Mar 2011 6:31AM
Unbelievable Carol. A great series of pictures of nature red in tooth and claw (and poisonous bite), the bee is so much bigger than the spider as well.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
7 Mar 2011 6:32AM
What an event to capture so brilliantly on camera, Carol: as you indicate, sometimes you want to interfere, but this is nature in the raw for sure. Great set of shots.
7 Mar 2011 6:52AM
Great image!!

Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 6:58AM
Wonderful set of captures Carol!
lianna 8 13 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 6:58AM
Wow Carol!!! So well spotted... Amazing how nature survives... Must say I never seen anything like this... Quite fascinating and the detail makes it even more so!!!!

X x x
7 Mar 2011 7:06AM
What a brilliant series of nature in the raw, all superbly capture as always, Carol.
GarrathE 9 4 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 7:07AM
Very docudrama! Great set of shots. The spider won't need to eat for weeks!
A fantastic fina and capture Carol, this is wonderful.

My Sunday roast was yummy Thank you and I didnt forget my yorshire puddings Grin
7 Mar 2011 7:16AM
Just imagine the power of venom. A well documented set.
KarenFB Plus
11 5.0k 171 England
7 Mar 2011 7:28AM
I am always amazed at the strength of the tiny spiders! You've caught the event brilliantly.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 7:30AM
fantastic set of captures carol captures nature at it's most powerful v2 for me today a stunner Wink
VIKI 11 18 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 7:41AM
Very well taken Carol. Well done!!!!!!!!!
DSV 10 2 Denmark
7 Mar 2011 7:43AM
Amazing images, scary but captivating Wink
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 7:51AM
Awesome !
Ray42 9 3 England
7 Mar 2011 8:07AM
A great set of wildlife macros
7 Mar 2011 8:21AM
wonderfully captured !!
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 8:55AM
Nature can be cruel, however, as you say, the spider has to eat as well. Superbly captured images Carol, well done.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 9:02AM
It's the old thing, Nature red in tooth and claw, but quite amazing to see in close-up like this. Presumably the spider uses venom to immobilise its prey? Superb set.
Alvar 11 23 2 France
7 Mar 2011 9:06AM
Yes Carol awesome is a good word !!!!
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
7 Mar 2011 9:40AM
What wonderful and amazing set of images Carol ,very well done,
7 Mar 2011 10:42AM
yes best not to interfere another great set recording the demise of the bee V1 for me today Grin
7 Mar 2011 10:43AM
Super set of images Carol,
bfgstew 11 668 105 England
7 Mar 2011 10:45AM
Fantastic set Carol, wonderful natural series.
TonyDy Plus
9 9 3 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 11:39AM
Brilliant set, Carol, perfectly captured by both you and the spider!
7 Mar 2011 11:41AM
This is really superb, very well spotted and captured. Excellent..

8 10 10 England
7 Mar 2011 11:50AM
Superb wildlife photograpy Carol.
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
7 Mar 2011 12:12PM
Four fantastic captures, Patti
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 12:16PM
great timing simply glad I am not on the receiving end ie: the beeWink
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
7 Mar 2011 12:20PM
Four superb captures Carol. So detailed and somewhat sad.........Sandy
franfoto 10 2 32 England
7 Mar 2011 12:25PM
Nature in the raw and so well documented here Carol, you and me both witnessed a kill as it happened, me with my crab spider and you with this one. Like you say, it is hard not to intervene but nature must take it's course and we, as photographers, must record the proceedings if we are lucky enough to be there at the time.

This is a splendid set of natural history shots recording the kill in detail and showing poison that comes in small packages has mighty big power over it's prey.

Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
7 Mar 2011 12:54PM
Stunning shot,,,"DINNER" talk about working up an appetite.

7 Mar 2011 12:55PM
Awesome photography, great set Carol.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 1:03PM
Oh Dear and me about to have my lunch! Carol you are a 'master' at these and todays is no exception..stunning and well deserving of the UA
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 1:32PM
outstanding series Carol and congrats on your UA.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.0k 1996 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 2:06PM
You captured this event beautifully. I imagine you wandering around your garden all day with camera in hand, to get an opportunity like this! V2 is my favourite, great composition and clarity.
Well nature is nature but I can't help feeling sad! A fantastic set of images Carol.

VidB 9 11 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 3:35PM
Good well detailed set of images, well captured
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
7 Mar 2011 3:56PM
Hi Carol
Will not pick one all winners!


FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
7 Mar 2011 4:07PM
Quite a gruesome set Carol, I too have witnessed this sort of thing in our garden, so well done in all respects,
nigele1 13 1
7 Mar 2011 4:11PM
A wonderful, if somewhat grisly sequence. We need to tell spiders to lay off honey bees.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
7 Mar 2011 4:41PM
Amazing images, whilst I've been away, Carol Smile Please excuse brief or lack of comments - loads to catch up on since back from holiday! I have viewed all I missed, though…
Trev Smile
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 5:01PM
excellent series of this gruesome end..... very nice detail

Gemma9 8 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 5:15PM
Great set of images.
rpba18205 8 1 4 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 5:26PM
Wonderful captures.
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 5:31PM
Have to agree, nature does what it does.
Don't we?
goso 11 2 1 Australia
7 Mar 2011 5:41PM
The survival of the fittest caught well Carol - nature in action - top shots...Bill
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
7 Mar 2011 5:46PM
Four outstanding images Carol. As I have said before...You are so good at these shots.
viscostatic 11 35 5 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 5:57PM
An excellent series Carol.

Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
7 Mar 2011 7:20PM

moiral 7 12 Scotland
7 Mar 2011 9:36PM
So Carol, into 'snuff movies' now Tongue. Evil, vicious git of a spider! But seriously, nature is nature as you say, but can be so cruel. Top marks for holding back from intervening, don't know if I could have. Great series of shots. Moira
LexEquine 11 19 United States
7 Mar 2011 10:39PM
'Gosh,...Carol,...I am going to protest Insect violence,' here. In v1, it looks, as if the Bee's body is truncated, or cut in half. Finely colored & detailed set of images of the 'reality of Nature.'
Ciao...Peter GrinWink
7 Mar 2011 11:31PM
Brilliant capture Smile
That will keep the spider going for a while!
Nice one
hary60 9 2 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 11:54PM
Stunning set well done
madbilly 9 1 4 England
9 Mar 2011 9:58PM
Right spot at the right time and captured extremely well, pat on the back.


TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2011 3:57PM
Wonderful nature photography, Carol. Well done indeed.

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