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"will you walk into my parlour?" said the spider to the fly*

i took these on sunday at brockadale, moonrhino (jonathan) had lent me his extension tubes and i spent a good few hours practicing with them!

 

i was surprised to see this little fella as id only seen photos of them before – and they always seemed to be white?

 

this is a crab spider

 

i watched him standing on a flower head and every time a fly landed on it he moved his ‘claws’ towards it (see below)

 

funny story though! – i must have been watching it for about 30 mins, and a few times he came close to catching a fly but it didn’t come close enough, then just as he was getting very close to one – even rearing up to get ready to pounce – a dog ran up to me and knocked everything everywhere! when the dog ran off the spider was nowhere to be seen!

 

* from the poem "the spider and the fly" by mary howitt

 

(PLEASE NO AWARDS OR PICTURES OR FLASHY BADGES)

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Taken on July 24, 2011