Butterfly for Lunch

© Nancy (Peaches) Harker

Butterfly for Lunch

Robert R. Goodman level-addict 8/27/2010 3:27:13 PM

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!!! #1302466

John Connolly level-addict 8/27/2010 3:49:19 PM

What a superb macro capture and story Peaches! Thanks for all the info, this is one reamrkable little spider! #8865667

Tammy M. Anderson level-addict 8/27/2010 5:12:09 PM

Fabulous details and capture of this little creature, Peaches. Interesting info too. #8865789

Phyllis H. Burchett level-addict 8/27/2010 6:13:55 PM

Awesome macro Nancy, thanks for the explanation of it all! #8865980

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-addict 8/27/2010 6:33:36 PM

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 #8866010

Lorna Shutter level-addict 8/27/2010 6:34:42 PM

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? :) #8866011

Tammy Espino level-addict 8/27/2010 6:47:13 PM

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 #8866029

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-addict 8/27/2010 6:53:40 PM

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!!! #8866039

Ron McEwan level-addict 8/27/2010 6:59:34 PM

Nancy this is amazing. The info is amazing as well. Excellent close up awesome #8866048

Lorna Shutter level-addict 8/27/2010 7:17:47 PM

OIC, Nancy! I thought the wing was part of a plant! LOL! :D #8866076

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-addict 8/27/2010 7:29:21 PM

OH LOLOLOLOL nope wing, you will see more of all the butterfly #8866087

Randy A. Myers level-addict 8/27/2010 7:37:07 PM

Great job. Very nice detail and color. #8866100

Tamara K. Walker level-addict 8/27/2010 8:04:55 PM

Super close up, #8866125

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-addict 8/27/2010 10:03:51 PM

Thank you Randy and Tamara, have a super night! #8866222

Laura E. Swan level-addict 8/28/2010 2:02:05 AM

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!


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

-Laura :D

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-addict 8/28/2010 2:06:38 AM

Terrific macro,Nancy, wonderful details!! #8866354

Jeff Robinson level-addict 8/28/2010 2:19:45 AM

Wow Peaches - A very impressive macro/spider capture!! Great Job!! Jeff #8866360

Mike Clime level-addict 8/28/2010 4:10:55 AM

Wow, excellent macro and details! Very interesting description of it too. #8866487

Leslie McLain level-addict 8/28/2010 5:24:58 AM

Amazing macro and details, Peaches. #8866574

Jack Ryan 8/28/2010 6:19:32 AM

You are a brave little photographer and I am proud of you. You got an excellent close up...great work. #8866709

Renata Gusciora 8/28/2010 7:52:59 AM

Wow!Awesome macro,super color,fantastic details and lighting,great focus too,Nancy! #8866856

Tiia Vissak 8/28/2010 8:02:58 AM

a cool find! #8866891

Sam Britt 8/28/2010 8:30:46 AM

First of all...yuck!!

Great close-up, interesting info, Peaches. #8866956

Kay E. Mahoney level-addict 8/28/2010 10:12:09 AM

Fantastic capture. That is one big spider. Love the color. Poor butterfly. #8867106

Nancy L. Green level-addict 8/28/2010 1:15:49 PM

WONDERFUL macro work Peaches, these scenes can be difficult to watch but it is the way God created spiders, they have to eat too!! <>< #8867334

Susan Weisensel 8/28/2010 6:09:57 PM

I have to be with Miss Stomp on this one, what a mean spider to eat such a beautiful butterfly. #8867914

Karen Celella level-addict 8/31/2010 8:34:28 AM

Fabulous macro taken by a very brave lady, Peaches! #8873103

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-addict 9/1/2010 10:09:06 AM

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 :) #8875254

Jim Baines level-addict 9/7/2010 10:57:24 AM

This is a true beauty, Peach! I adore the color and detail. Tack-sharp!! #8886894

Wm Nosal 9/15/2010 2:12:59 PM

Beautiful Macro!
Congratulations #8902563

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 9/15/2010 3:01:15 PM

WTG on this awesome finalists too, Peachy! :-) ♫♪♪ Ma #8902929

Sharon Sawyer level-addict 9/15/2010 3:03:43 PM

WTG, Peaches!!!! HUGE congratulations on another fabulous finalst and all the best in the next round!!! #8902946

Nancy L. Green level-addict 9/15/2010 3:32:28 PM

No surprise here Peaches, CONGRATULATIONS!!! <>< #8903167

Tammy Espino 9/15/2010 3:36:59 PM

yucky congrats..LOL #8903209

Robert R. Goodman level-addict 9/15/2010 3:47:39 PM

A big congratulations,Nancy!!! #8903290

Douglas Pignet level-addict 9/15/2010 4:10:04 PM

HUGE CONGRATS on your AWESOME finalists!
Best of luck in the next round! #8903480

Sherran Andersen level-addict 9/15/2010 4:19:59 PM

Congrats Peaches. #8903573

Jane Hirst level-addict 9/15/2010 4:22:51 PM

You are VERY BRAVE!!!! This is one ugly dude. Congratulations. #8903618

Gord MacEachern level-addict 9/15/2010 4:26:17 PM

A big congrats on all your beautiful finalist Peaches! #8903669

Stephanie Frey level-addict 9/15/2010 4:49:53 PM

Wow wonderful macro. Congrats on another great finalist, Peaches! #8903889

Dawn M. Schneider level-addict 9/15/2010 5:16:28 PM


Congrats on the SCARY image!! #8904141

Laura E. Swan level-addict 9/15/2010 5:46:47 PM

Photobucket Such a Great Finalist!!! HUGE CONGRATS! Photobucket

-Laura :D #8904424

Patrick Rouzes level-addict 9/15/2010 6:17:15 PM

HEYYYYYYYYYYY, Peaches, CONGRATULATIONS on another incredible finalist, my friend! Good luck! #8904662

Renee Doyle level-addict 9/15/2010 8:14:08 PM

You are on a roll!!!! Fantastic work and finalist Peaches - Congratulations!! #8905663

Cindy Bendush level-addict 9/15/2010 8:14:51 PM

Fabulous macro Peaches! Big congratulations on your finalist! #8905669

Lorna Shutter level-addict 9/15/2010 8:58:02 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on another Fab Finalist, Peaches!!!!! :) Photobucket #8905977

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-addict 9/15/2010 9:20:37 PM

Thanks so VERY VERY MUCH EVERYONE for all the congrats and support
Have a super night!!! #8906115

Stefania Barbier level-addict 9/15/2010 11:48:12 PM

poor butterfly... :0) congratulations!!! #8906846

Eivor Kuchta level-addict 9/16/2010 8:45:39 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Peaches! #8908839

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-addict 9/16/2010 11:50:39 AM

Thank you Stefania and Eivor, have a wonderful day! #8909380

Nancyj E. Hovey level-addict 9/16/2010 3:25:27 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8909976

Renata Gusciora level-addict 9/16/2010 3:38:04 PM

Huge congratualtions on this superb finalist,Nancy!!!:-) #8910037

Phyllis H. Burchett level-addict 9/16/2010 7:12:27 PM

You are HOT Nancy, congrats and good luck! #8910980

Sam Britt level-addict 9/16/2010 8:33:21 PM

Big congrats, Peaches! This image definitely has a yuck factor, but it's still a really great image. #8911341

Ann Coates level-addict 9/16/2010 8:47:59 PM

Congratulations again Nancy on another fantastic finalist. #8911384

Anne M. Young 9/17/2010 7:58:02 AM

Superb Finalist! Congratulations #8912309

Debra R. Harder 9/17/2010 8:24:33 AM

WOW...this is AWESOME, Peaches!! Huge congratulations on ALL your EXCELLENT finalists! Deb #8912381

Linda Blair 9/19/2010 7:22:44 AM

WOW....awesome capture and fantastic finalist...congratulations!!! #8917399

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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!!!

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.67, ExposureTime: 1/40 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 48.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi

Uploaded on 8/27/2010 2:55:34 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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