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Butterfly for Lunch
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Butterfly for Lunch
Butterfly for Lunch

August 2010 Finalist

Dedicated to Ms "STOMP" ROFLMAO

Crab Spider eating a Pink Edged Sulpher Butterfly

This spider will sit for up to 2 weeks in the same spot,
wait for it's prey, then grab it with his front legs, paralize it, then suck the juices out of it
They also will turn colors for camoflauge, so may turn white, pink, green, brown depending what it is sitting on.
It said they could live over 100 yrs
Most crab spiders are less than 1 cm (0.4 in),
Worldwide there are about 2000 known species of crab spiders
I was kinda scared, being is I used my 18-55 usm IS with +10 close up macro filter, praying it didnt jump on me
Hope you enjoy!!!
Have a SUPER NIGHT!


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    Hi Nancy,That looks delicious.For a Crab Spider,you would think with eight legs he would get leg cramps after two weeks.Excellent capture Buddy!!!

8/27/2010 3:27:13 PM

 
John Connolly
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What a superb macro capture and story Peaches! Thanks for all the info, this is one reamrkable little spider!

8/27/2010 3:49:19 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Fabulous details and capture of this little creature, Peaches. Interesting info too.

8/27/2010 5:12:09 PM

 
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Awesome macro Nancy, thanks for the explanation of it all!

8/27/2010 6:13:55 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Oh, shoot! I was hoping Vegas had been here and comments on this fantastic shot, Peachy! WTG on creeping everyone out with this incredible image! :-) k

8/27/2010 6:33:36 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Wow! Awesome macro capture, Peaches! Fabulous colour and detail and wonderful informative description! When you said you were dedicating this image to "Ms. Stomp", I knew right away who that was! See Tammy, you've gained yourself a reputation! Ha! Ha! I have a question for you Peaches ... How did you know what kind of butterfly the spider was eating when all that was left was its leg? ... or is it an antenna? :)

8/27/2010 6:34:42 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Wouldn't live to be 100 if I saw it (((STOMP))) that's just creepy!!! I would of laughed though if it would of jumped on you..hahhahahah great shot!!! Ewwwwww

8/27/2010 6:47:13 PM

 
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Thanks so very much everyone, Ma I am ROFLMAO @ you
Lorna, to the right is the butterflies wings lmao, that is his leg
He didnt eat the wings, he really didnt eat any of it, they suck the juice out I have some photos with the butterflies wings open so wasnt hard finding which it was
Tammy LMAO I wouldnt have told you if it jumped on me, WELL MAYBE, this kinda spider doesnt come in the house and they do bite, guess it is VERY painful

Have a SUPER NIGHT EVERYONE!!!

8/27/2010 6:53:40 PM

 
Ron McEwan
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Nancy this is amazing. The info is amazing as well. Excellent close up awesome

8/27/2010 6:59:34 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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OIC, Nancy! I thought the wing was part of a plant! LOL! :D

8/27/2010 7:17:47 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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OH LOLOLOLOL nope wing, you will see more of all the butterfly

8/27/2010 7:29:21 PM

 
Randy A. Myers
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Great job. Very nice detail and color.

8/27/2010 7:37:07 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Super close up,

8/27/2010 8:04:55 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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Thank you Randy and Tamara, have a super night!

8/27/2010 10:03:51 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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GOOD GRACIOUS are you BRAVE or WHAT? And they can live 100 years? Imagine if he got in your shoe closet and lived there the rest of his LIFE and the rest of YOURS TOO!? WOW!

HA! I bet Tammy laughed and laughed when she saw this one! Any bets she took her foot on the floor and did her famous STOMP?

I'd like to have a moment of silence for the poor little butterfly that got the juice sucked right out of him!

(Silence).....

I bet you'd be GREAT at telling stories around the campfire Peaches. (Big smile here!)

-Laura :D

8/28/2010 2:02:05 AM

 
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Terrific macro,Nancy, wonderful details!!

8/28/2010 2:06:38 AM

 
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Wow Peaches - A very impressive macro/spider capture!! Great Job!! Jeff

8/28/2010 2:19:45 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Wow, excellent macro and details! Very interesting description of it too.

8/28/2010 4:10:55 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Amazing macro and details, Peaches.

8/28/2010 5:24:58 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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You are a brave little photographer and I am proud of you. You got an excellent close up...great work.

8/28/2010 6:19:32 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Wow!Awesome macro,super color,fantastic details and lighting,great focus too,Nancy!

8/28/2010 7:52:59 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a cool find!

8/28/2010 8:02:58 AM

 
Sam Britt
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First of all...yuck!!

Great close-up, interesting info, Peaches.

8/28/2010 8:30:46 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Fantastic capture. That is one big spider. Love the color. Poor butterfly.

8/28/2010 10:12:09 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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WONDERFUL macro work Peaches, these scenes can be difficult to watch but it is the way God created spiders, they have to eat too!! <><

8/28/2010 1:15:49 PM

 
Susan Weisensel
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I have to be with Miss Stomp on this one, what a mean spider to eat such a beautiful butterfly.

8/28/2010 6:09:57 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Fabulous macro taken by a very brave lady, Peaches!

8/31/2010 8:34:28 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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Thanks so VERY much everyone, I appreciate all the support!
Have a wonderful day!

Laura, they are not known to go in the house
I put him on a flower and he is STILL there

Kay the spider was actually VERY SMALL!

Thanks Jack, I dont care for spiders but you have to do what you have to do to get shots LOL, shaking or not :)

9/1/2010 10:09:06 AM

 
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This is a true beauty, Peach! I adore the color and detail. Tack-sharp!!

9/7/2010 10:57:24 AM

 
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Beautiful Macro!
Congratulations

9/15/2010 2:12:59 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG on this awesome finalists too, Peachy! :-) ♫♪♪ Ma

9/15/2010 3:01:15 PM

 
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WTG, Peaches!!!! HUGE congratulations on another fabulous finalst and all the best in the next round!!!

9/15/2010 3:03:43 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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No surprise here Peaches, CONGRATULATIONS!!! <><

9/15/2010 3:32:28 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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yucky congrats..LOL

9/15/2010 3:36:59 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A big congratulations,Nancy!!!

9/15/2010 3:47:39 PM

 
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WTG!!!!!!!
HUGE CONGRATS on your AWESOME finalists!
Best of luck in the next round!

9/15/2010 4:10:04 PM

 
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Congrats Peaches.

9/15/2010 4:19:59 PM

 
Jane Hirst
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You are VERY BRAVE!!!! This is one ugly dude. Congratulations.

9/15/2010 4:22:51 PM

 
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A big congrats on all your beautiful finalist Peaches!

9/15/2010 4:26:17 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Wow wonderful macro. Congrats on another great finalist, Peaches!

9/15/2010 4:49:53 PM

 
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Congrats on the SCARY image!!

9/15/2010 5:16:28 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Photobucket Such a Great Finalist!!! HUGE CONGRATS! Photobucket

-Laura :D

9/15/2010 5:46:47 PM

 
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HEYYYYYYYYYYY, Peaches, CONGRATULATIONS on another incredible finalist, my friend! Good luck!

9/15/2010 6:17:15 PM

 
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You are on a roll!!!! Fantastic work and finalist Peaches - Congratulations!!

9/15/2010 8:14:08 PM

 
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Fabulous macro Peaches! Big congratulations on your finalist!

9/15/2010 8:14:51 PM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS on another Fab Finalist, Peaches!!!!! :) Photobucket

9/15/2010 8:58:02 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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Thanks so VERY VERY MUCH EVERYONE for all the congrats and support
Have a super night!!!

9/15/2010 9:20:37 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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poor butterfly... :0) congratulations!!!

9/15/2010 11:48:12 PM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist, Peaches!

9/16/2010 8:45:39 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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Thank you Stefania and Eivor, have a wonderful day!

9/16/2010 11:50:39 AM

 
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

9/16/2010 3:25:27 PM

 
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Huge congratualtions on this superb finalist,Nancy!!!:-)

9/16/2010 3:38:04 PM

 
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You are HOT Nancy, congrats and good luck!

9/16/2010 7:12:27 PM

 
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Big congrats, Peaches! This image definitely has a yuck factor, but it's still a really great image.

9/16/2010 8:33:21 PM

 
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Congratulations again Nancy on another fantastic finalist.

9/16/2010 8:47:59 PM

 
Anne M. Young
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Superb Finalist! Congratulations

9/17/2010 7:58:02 AM

 
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WOW...this is AWESOME, Peaches!! Huge congratulations on ALL your EXCELLENT finalists! Deb

9/17/2010 8:24:33 AM

 
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WOW....awesome capture and fantastic finalist...congratulations!!!

9/19/2010 7:22:44 AM

 
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