This female Crab or Flower spider Diaea evanida (or a closely related species) waited all day to get one of those delicious hover flies so tantalisingly close, but alas… … .. Oh well there’s always tomorrow!
Emerald Beach, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Aust
Postscript! The Hover Fliers get reprieve as Miss Flower Spider became prey herself to an Abispa species of Potter Wasp the next morning!!
Canon EOS 7D
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Shutter Speed 1/160
Aperture Value 7.1
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
ISO Speed 100
Lens EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Focal Length 100.0 mm