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Crab Spider

Mecaphesa sp.

Description:

Spotted preying on a Flesh fly.

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9 Comments

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 10 years ago

alicelongmartin - I spend a great deal of time studying & researching native beneficial insects and pollinators so I've been learning them as I go :)
It all started with my first observation of a Robber Fly - It was so intriguing, I just had to learn more!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

How on Earth have you learned to know all these insects? And do you remember what got you started in learning to know them?

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 10 years ago

Thanks again Cheryl, The new Nikon 1 looks as though it would be great for this, but with the lens, it is way outside my budget for amateur photography :(

Cheryl Lee
Cheryl Lee 10 years ago

I recently upgraded to a Nikon D300, and it is exactly as you say ~ very heavy and awkward for macro shots. I really loved my Nikon D40, much easier to use. Your macro shots are incredibly sharp, I am amazed by your photographs.

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 10 years ago

@CarolSnowMilne
Thank you!

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 10 years ago

@Cheryl Lee
Thank you :) To be honest all my photos are taken with a point & shoot Canon that happens to have a really decent macro for a compact. I've considered upgrading to a DSLR but I'm worried a larger camera & extra equipment may be too awkward to get these candid shots.

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago

I love your photography!

Cheryl Lee
Cheryl Lee 10 years ago

Amazing picture! Do you use a monostick or tripod on your macros?

moralcoral
moralcoral 10 years ago

Wow that fly didnt know what was coming!

Small Wonders
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Small Wonders

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Aug 22, 2011
Submitted on Nov 8, 2011

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