Crab Spider eating a Fly

The bush that this spider lived on sat at the base of a
huge electrical tower. As I was engrossed in looking at
this spider in my view finder I saw a flock of 100
sparrows fly onto the tower above me. So I'm sitting on
the ground trying to achieve focus on this spider, I
felt a raindrop hit my back. I looked up at the sky for
clouds the source of that raindrop, my mouth slightly
agape. A big rain drop hit my bottom lip and bounced
into my mouth. I realized immediately that wasn't a
raindrop. Lucky I had a bottle of water with me. I moved
away from the tower until the birds left.
Nikon D7100
Nikkor 105mm F4
F5.6 1 /200 ISO:200
Lasalle, Quebec. Canada.

Posted by S Roter on Sat, 08/18/18 23:08
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Comments by Paul Bracey on Sun, 08/19/18 02:13

Such a warm embrace...


Comments by Gerry Vrbensky on Sun, 08/19/18 07:46

Sounds like you will go that extra step to get a good photo. Well done.


Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 08/19/18 13:15

I would have to second Gerry's comment... not sure that I would. Once again a well detailed image showing the struggle for life at the small scale.


Comments by S Roter on Tue, 08/21/18 16:35

The day before this pic was taken, I experienced a sun shower at the
same location. Enough rain fell that I covered the camera with my cap
for a min or two. So when the bird poop was falling on me the
following day I thought another sun shower. Those sparrows had gorged
on blue berries, I had blue spots all over the back of my shirt.
Thanks again for commenting.


Comments by Paul Bracey on Thu, 08/30/18 00:04

There's nothing worse! It certainly puts an exclamation mark on the
need to always carry at least a small water bottle with you. Thank
goodness you had that! Dirty birds...


Comments by Paul Cooper on Sat, 10/06/18 04:40

I think the term "gotcha" applies to the photo and your caption story.