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    Default Giant wood spider with prey

    Shot in Vikarabad/Anantagiri yesterday afternoon. It was interesting to observe the spider's behavior at the time of making the kill. In fact, I was shocked at how fast the otherwise lazy spider could move to get this insect! Unfortunately, I was too much involved in seeing the 'show' and didn't make images of the actual killing.

    ANy more insights ino this behavior is welcome

    canon 60D, canon 100-400 L IS USM
    f8, 1/60sec, ISO 800, EV +0.7, 400mm, full frame.
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    Nice shot, Bhargava. That's quite a big morsel . A little more DoF was required here, but you had a very low shutter speed already. It's nice that you could witness the event, better that you could capture it.
    TFS
    The web-building spiders may appear lazy at rest, but they are quick to sense trapped prey and quick to make a kill. In contrast to these, the tarantulas, jumping spiders etc. are active hunters which chase down their prey instead of trapping it.

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    Nice behavior captured. Did you try any other angles? Wish the light was better. Its good that you got a nice clean background. Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks Abhishek for the information.
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    Mrudul Godbole

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    It is often interesting watching these small fellows. In fact, if one concentrates on these smaller subjects one is more likely to find interesting behaviour vis-a-vis a tiger catching its prey. However, these small species don't get enough attention from photographers. Thanks for sharing.

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    Sabyasachi

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