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    Default The hairy catch

    ID: Lynx spider with moth catch

    Spotted this beauty with a massive(compared to the predator) catch of a moth, somehow the predator and the prey had a similar colour(almost) confusing us while spotting it at a distance. On close observation, wading through the green patches, we realized that it was a spider with the kill. Somehow the spider had held onto the prey right at the edge of the leaf, and luckily for us, it never hopped off or ran away from the spot, abandoning the prey. On a closer look, while framing it, realized that most of the hairy bit from the moth’s body was clouding the spider and its theory legs.
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    Canon 80D
    Canon 100mm macro
    F/10
    Shutterspeed 1/200
    ISO 250
    Handheld, external flash fired

    Location: Thane
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    One can see how spiders are able to catch prey bigger than them. I think the flash is a bit overexposing the whites. The angle is a bit tough because the a big part of the prey is ahead of the spider and in close subject to camera distances there is bound to be out of focus. May be moving a bit more to your left would have resulted in a side angle and more of the prey in focus. Thanks for sharing.

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    Wow it is holding on to such a big prey. Did it manage to get it (over the leaf?) and eat it? Good details on the spider. Thanks for sharing.

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