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Nov 06, 2018 04:32 |  #1

Here is a Green Jumping Spider that has captured a Soldier Fly about twice it's size. Always impressive to see!

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Nov 06, 2018 13:08 |  #2

good action shot, be tempted to rotate it 90° left.


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Nov 07, 2018 00:14 |  #3

Great captures by all
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Nov 07, 2018 12:58 |  #4

Wonderful action capture Stephen.


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Nov 08, 2018 04:32 |  #5

racketman wrote in post #18745326 (external link)
good action shot, be tempted to rotate it 90° left.

Thanks Toby!... I thought about rotating it as well, but the spider was actually supporting the weight of the fly in this orientation, so I wanted to include that in the capture.

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Thanks Brian! I think the spider's catch was the most impressive though!

Lester Wareham wrote in post #18745940 (external link)
Wonderful action capture Stephen.

Thanks Lester! It's always nice to capture them with prey.



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Nov 09, 2018 00:36 |  #6

Spiders truly bite off more than they can chew, and then suck up the prey ;)
Fantastic image showing the power of jumpers


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Nov 09, 2018 11:29 |  #7

Hard to believe these critters can actually take on prey that size. Excellent photo that shows what goes on in the macro world.
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Nov 11, 2018 04:29 |  #8

hayath wrote in post #18747046 (external link)
Spiders truly bite off more than they can chew, and then suck up the prey ;)
Fantastic image showing the power of jumpers

Alfiedog wrote in post #18747303 (external link)
Hard to believe these critters can actually take on prey that size. Excellent photo that shows what goes on in the macro world.
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Thanks Hayath and Alf! It's always interesting to see the battles that happen in the backyard.



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