No way to run
- Argus (50626)
- [2009-11-17 6:02]
This macro provides the answer to the missing legs mystery in you previous spider posting.
It seems that this Hunting Wasp species amputates the legs prior to taking the spider body to its tunnel where its grub needs to be fed. Some species do this by laying the egg in the victim body for the larva to feed on it from indside.
Fine clear macro taken from a great POV.
Thanks for this very interesting and informative posting!
- Mello (2419)
- [2009-11-17 6:13]
I agree with you Des, "no way" to see and not to say anything. I liked so much this composition and your great POV, image quality and title. TFS.
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2009-11-17 8:09]
very good sharpness composition '
great details and beautiful colours
- jlinaresp (17292)
- [2009-11-17 8:48]
Very good and dramatic picture, with a spectacular close-up and a good focused. Seems me that the background has been perfect. Good work MF!
An advice: Places the "copyright/name" in a place where it does not affect the photographic plane.
Excellent macro shot. Technically perfect and with brilliant colors.
Where are the legs of the spider? Are they folded under, or are they truncated after the 1st segment. I don't quite understand what I see. Could you please explain if you know?
- NinaM (4077)
- [2009-11-18 5:37]
That is what I call a macro shot and action shot at the same time, which we don't see often! Amazing, I didn't know ants could kill spiders, wow! There is so much details, a nice dof - usually so shallow in macro - wonderful light. Thank you Des, this is very interesting and beautiful at once!
- nagraj (15166)
- [2009-11-18 7:07]
Very interesting natural history image, fine closeup and that too only one image. I should appreciate your reflex action for this good work. tfs.