Snacking on the run by Tony Steinberg
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Lynx Spider (Oxyopes quadrifasciatus) eating a small fly.

Photographed at Aspley, Queensland, Australia.

~ FEATURED ~ ****Insects, Bugs and Creepy Crawlies**** Group (May 2012)

~ FEATURED ~ Featured For A Challenge Group Creepy and Crawly… feature page (October 2011)

~ FEATURED ~ ****THE BEST OF ANYTHING & EVERYTHING**** Group (May 2011)

~ FEATURED ~ Closeups in Nature Group (January 2011)

~ FEATURED ~ World Wildlife Photography Group (2010)

~ FEATURED ~ Australian Wildlife Group (March 2009)

~ FEATURED ~ 1:1 Macro Photography Group (March 2009)

~ FEATURED ~ Arachnids Group (February 2009)

TOP 10 Placing: Your Best Insect/Bug Picture Challenge, Amazing Wildlife Group

TOP 10 Placing: Alphabet Legs – Creatures Beginning with ‘L’ Challenge, Nature Photography Challenge Group

TOP 10 Placing: SPIDER WITH HIS MEAL Challenge, Insects, Bugs and Creepy Crawlies Group

Tony is an amateur photographer who enjoys creating images that emphasize the beauty and emotional power of what can be both witnessed and imagined. Tony has had work exhibited in local, national and international photographic exhibitions, and aspires to travel the world with his wife Helen to enjoy and photograph its natural and man made beauty.

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Comments

  • CynLynn
    CynLynnalmost 6 years ago

    eewww, this is wonderful!!! great details!!

  • Thanks CynLynn, you never know what you might find when you take the time time to look.

    – Tony Steinberg

  • eyestrange
    eyestrangealmost 6 years ago

    this is brilliant – so clear and sharp – wonderful

  • Much appreciated eyestrange, your macro work is inspiring :-)

    – Tony Steinberg

  • Pete Costick
    Pete Costickalmost 6 years ago

    Brilliant capture, wonderful detail, and deserved feature in Arachnids group. I believe this is a Lynx Spider (Oxyopes quadrifasciatus), which does indeed hunt by jumping on its prey, rather than using a web. see Spiders Of Australia
    But are slightly diffent from the family known as Jumping Spiders

  • Thanks Pete for both your great comments and for letting me know the correct details for this fellow.

    – Tony Steinberg

  • Andrew Trevor-Jones
    Andrew Trevor-...almost 6 years ago

    Excellent shot. I agree with Pete on it being a lynx spider. That was my first thought even before reading Pete’s comment.

  • Thanks very much Andrew, much appreciated.

    – Tony Steinberg

  • Rachel Davison
    Rachel Davisonover 5 years ago

    Wow – what an amazing capture! And perfect composition too!

  • Thanks for the great comment.

    – Tony Steinberg

  • Gethin
    Gethinover 5 years ago

    brilliant macro!! well done!!

  • Thanks Gethin.

    – Tony Steinberg

  • Normf
    Normfover 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your well earned feature in the RedBubble group Australian Wildlife!

  • Thanks Norm, much appreciated.

    – Tony Steinberg

  • flwrgrl
    flwrgrlover 5 years ago

  • Thanks so much Tammy. It is really great to have it featured – very much appreciated :-)

    – Tony Steinberg

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 5 years ago

    oh god…ok…this is just awesome? but…all those little hairs…and the idea of fangs…and the 8 legs..and the…..~shudder~….lol……..an amazingly detailed photo!

  • lol… thanks Carla. He may be a little scary looking, but I think the fly had more to worry about than I did :-)

    – Tony Steinberg

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 5 years ago

    lol…most definately! it’s interesting how he resembles a katydid or even a grass hopper of some sort here?

  • Hmmm, maybe I should try to Photoshop his spiky legs onto the body of a grasshopper… now that would make an interesting photo!
    lol.

    – Tony Steinberg

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