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Thread: Keeping an eye while feasting on the prey

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    Default Keeping an eye while feasting on the prey

    ID: Slender crab spider with caterpillar catch

    Spotted this beauty hanging on the back side of the leaf, feasting on the morning catch of a juicy caterpillar. Though they have the tendency to drop its catch to evade getting approached by any threat, this particular one kept holding on to the prey and continued suckling the juices off it. It was interesting to see the top eyes being visible at this angle almost as if it was keeping a cautious eye on the intruder. A unique form of the crab spiders, these are known to keep themselves as disguised well by stretching out its front and hind set of limbs and keeping as low as possible, making them a bit difficult to spot in the wilderness, probably also a way to hide itself in front of its prey as well as predators.

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    Canon 80D
    Canon 100mm macro
    F/11
    Shutterspeed 1/250
    ISO 400
    Handheld, external flash fired

    Location: Nagla block
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    The caterpillar is quite big and colourful. Agree the one eye visible gives a feeling the spider is keeping a lookout . Good details. The vertical composition looks good. Nice capture. Thanks for sharing.

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    The colours of the caterpillar along with the spider and vegetation makes it a bit spicy. The macro world is colorful. Blow it up a bit and it looks like throttling the neck of some creature. �� Without the dust spots it would have been even better. Thanks for sharing.

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