Saturday, December 15, 2012

Camera Critters #245

One summer day in 2012, I took my camera, screwed on my close-up and walked around the yard, looking for things to get close-up shots.

Having seen very little until I made my way around to the sunflower plants, I was thrilled with everything I was seeing there.  As I attempted to get shots of the various flies on the leaves of the plants, I began focusing on one particular fly.

Slight movements of the leaf made it difficult to get a nicely focused view through the camera, so I moved a little in the hopes of blocking the wind.  Moments after I lifted the camera to my eye, something streaked in and landed on the fly.

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I was able to get this one photo of the Zebra Spider before it darted off with its meal.  From the jumping spider family, these quarter inch critters are often seen in our garden.

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4 comments:

Misty DawnS said...

That was pretty rude of that spider to ruin the fly's photo shoot!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

as you were focusing, it landed on the fly? How cool is that? Talk about being in the right place at the right time.

Pat said...

All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up...aaaaaa!

Leave It To Davis said...

Yuck....wouldn't want to eat a fly!