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it isn't pretty, but it sure is FINAL...
Posted By: Marc Langille, 06-27-2007, 04:37 PM

I don't often get this sort of shot of predator and prey together. That's a great way to end the day for the spider, but the fly certainly has a bad start to his evening....



It's a bit creepy, but in a way I am almost wondering if the fly said "DOH!" before being caught...

Cheers,
Marc
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That is an AWESOME shot !!! Gotta love nature eh? And hey, one less fly in the world !!
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Nice!

Well done, Marc. Tells a story- even though it's not one the fly would appreciate...

If we're seeing all, or even most, of the spider, that's one super-sized meal.
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Got your camera back already? That shot's an eye-popper! Not only did the fly get ambushed, but it received a massive "face-plant" as well

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Awesome shot - love the amount of detail and the shades of green.
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Amazing shot Marc! You have such a wonderful eye and that photographers 6th sense when it comes to finding a great shot.
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thanks

QuoteOriginally posted by Stratman Quote
That is an AWESOME shot !!! Gotta love nature eh? And hey, one less fly in the world !!
QuoteOriginally posted by Tom Lusk Quote
Well done, Marc. Tells a story- even though it's not one the fly would appreciate...

If we're seeing all, or even most, of the spider, that's one super-sized meal.
Thanks Guys! I didn't know what the problem was with that fly at first - had it's rear legs sticking up off the stem of the flower... then I saw his "neck massage" therapist...
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thanks Alvin...

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Got your camera back already? That shot's an eye-popper! Not only did the fly get ambushed, but it received a massive "face-plant" as well
Not yet Alvin! This was the last weekend I shot with it I think. They received the camera on the 18th, called me on the 19th, and now it's coming back, 2-day shipping. General cleaning and calibration (per Codiac's post) included. I requested expedited service.

Yeah, I love the face plant too...

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Terrific photos, but I don't know bugs. Is the fly losing?

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Errrrrgh... The force of nature. A great capture for sure, Marc!
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Excellent shot! What a great capture.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
Terrific photos, but I don't know bugs. Is the fly losing?

Jer
Ah ya - the spider isn't giving the fly a love nibble on the neck.
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That's a really great shot. Perfect timing!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
Terrific photos, but I don't know bugs. Is the fly losing?

Jer
The fly has definitely lost...

QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
Errrrrgh... The force of nature. A great capture for sure, Marc!
LOL... I warned you, it isn't pretty...

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Excellent shot! What a great capture.
Thanks! At first I couldn't understand why the fly's back legs were off the plant stem... then I looked closer...

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Ah ya - the spider isn't giving the fly a love nibble on the neck.
LOL... yes indeed.

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That's a really great shot. Perfect timing!
Thanks!

Cheers,
Marc
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Nice macro! , I don't like flies--Go spider Go! It looks like he is sucking him dry, collapsing like an empty juicy-juice
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