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A BIG spider ate my subject spider
Lens: Tamron 90/2.8+1.7x TC Camera: K20D Photo Location: my back door ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/180s Aperture: F16 
Posted By: imtheguy, 10-25-2010, 09:01 PM

While I was shooting some little brown spotted spiders with hatching egg sacks, I turned away for a minute to attach the TC and when I refocused, my subject was being rolled over backwards and eaten by a long fuzzy spider. At least, I think its a spider due to the number of eyes and legs. I know nothing of bugs and this certainly caught me by surprise.

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10-26-2010, 12:26 AM   #2
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Nice shot--like they say "It's a jungle out there"--CharlieZap
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What a great find. Nice capture. The strongest survives.

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Come on, it's not THAT big

It's one of the smallest salticidaes, common on households, at least around here.

Jumping spider - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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QuoteOriginally posted by hcarvalhoalves Quote
Come on, it's not THAT big

It's one of the smallest salticidaes, common on households, at least around here.

Jumping spider - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In retrospect, you are absolutely right. It was not that big. Poor choice of words on my part. Should have said "BIG surprise" since I never saw it coming and had only averted my eyes for 60 seconds at most.

Thanks for the ID!
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I think the subject spider thought it was very big. Nice capture, Lee!
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I hate spiders. They are sneaky little buggers (as proven here)... Gimme a big ole snake any day! Other than that... really nice shot of a rarely witnessed predation. Well done!

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