Caught by Susan Littlefield

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I’m posting in the hope that I will brighten your day just a little bit. I’m not a good photographer, I’m just someone who wants to bring a little joy.

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  • OregonCurly
    OregonCurlyover 3 years ago

    What a great macro!! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a spider that looked like that, cool!

  • Thanks, OC. Rase was here the other day scouring the garden for any neat bugs to photograph. I found this one the day after he left! I haven’t ever seen a spider like this, and he’s still ‘living’ on that same sunflower….I just checked this morning.

    – Susan Littlefield

  • Tracy66
    Tracy66over 3 years ago

    Perfect shot and focus.! poor bee.

  • I know, right?!? And since this photo, he’s captured another bee! He doesn’t build a spiderweb like most spiders—he must just grab the bees as them come for nectar!!

    – Susan Littlefield

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantover 3 years ago

    OH MY Goodness, what a terriffic shot Susan, a real natural history quality shot here.
    a favorite

  • Thank you, Malcolm!! I was so surprised to see this one, and he’s still in the garden, still on that same sunflower!!

    – Susan Littlefield

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 3 years ago

    striking macro capture

  • Thank you so much!

    – Susan Littlefield

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    Absolutely marvellous capture of this wee crab spider in action, Susan! Great macro work!

  • So that’s what it is!!! I’m such a (don’t) know it all!!!!

    – Susan Littlefield

  • Carol2
    Carol2over 3 years ago

    WOW!! What a excellent close up capture, Susan!!

  • Thanks, Carol…..almost too close for me!~! LOL

    – Susan Littlefield

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Wonderful macro capture Susan, I hope it;s not one of your bee’s!

  • Thanks, Ray! This one was gone within about 10 minutes, but when I checked this morning, he had already captured another one! Perhaps if it’s still there, I’ll steal it!! LOL

    – Susan Littlefield

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 3 years ago

    enough for leftovers…..;lol

  • Oh EWWWWW!!!!!! LOL

    – Susan Littlefield

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Great catch Susan !
    The Crab or Flower Spiders sit with four front legs raised,
    poised waiting to catch any unwary prey.

  • Thanks, Trish. I understand the official name is Goldenrod Crab Spider (I just happened to see a shot that someone else posted of the same spider, which I had never seen before until I shot this photo!!). I wondered how it caught the prey, because there was no web!!

    – Susan Littlefield

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsover 3 years ago

    Just beautiful! Great capture!

  • Thank you so much! I don’t like spiders at all, so it’s a big issue just to get this close! LOL

    – Susan Littlefield

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