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Camouflage and stealth allowed this diminutive Goldenrod Crab Spider to to capture a much larger Bumble Bee, as imaged on Goldenrod blossoms along the trail to Weed Mine Pond in the Taconic State Park System, Copake, Columbia County, NY, USA, on September 07, 2008. Camera: Canon 350D and N/AI Vivitar Series 1 (version 1) 70-210mm f3.5 macro telephoto zoom lens and Vivitar 2X teleconverter plus Fotodiox Nikon mount to Canon mount adapter ring, hand held, manually focused, manual mode, 1/200 sec, ISO 400, with fill-in flash from camera's built-in electronic flash.

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Taken on September 8, 2008