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Spider kills a fly
Seen on Zwölferhorn, Salzkammergut, Austria.

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MarcsoltanSpiders...

Marcsoltan

Voted 10/10

can be beautiful, but always deadly.

Great catch, nice focus, Eric.
Cheers,
Marc
Posted Aug 19, 2011 11:38 am

EricChuRe: Spiders...

EricChu

Hasn't voted

Thanks Marc...that spider was really gorgeous! I could have done without seeing it in the killing act though...but that, too, is nature, and nature has that pitiless law of "eat and get eaten"...
Posted Aug 19, 2011 12:54 pm

mrchad9YIKES!!!!!

mrchad9

Voted 10/10

Makes my skin crawl! And a stunning image when you look at full size. Well done Eric.
Posted Aug 19, 2011 5:02 pm

EricChuRe: YIKES!!!!!

EricChu

Hasn't voted

Yes, that spider really combines the beautiful with the creepy, doesn't it? One thing's for sure: I wouldn't want to be the fly...Entre nous: if I could have had the spider just on it's own, that's how I would have preferred to take the photo. Only: time was limited, and usually, once the spider is busy with it's prey, it takes ages...
Cheers, Chad, and thanks for your comment and vote,
Eric
Posted Aug 19, 2011 5:46 pm

mrchad9Re: YIKES!!!!!

mrchad9

Voted 10/10

The fly is cool. I used to have a pet tarantula. Bought it just to test myself. I did get used to it, but never touched it, and cleaning the cage was an exercise in stress management. But the most interesting moments were watching it eat crickets or shed her skin (an amazing three hour process). Had it for ten years.
Posted Aug 19, 2011 6:08 pm

lcarreauTwo of a kind ..

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

"Said the cunning Spider to the Fly, " Dear friend what can I do,
To prove the warm affection I've always felt for you?
I have within my pantry, good store of all that's nice;
I'm sure you're very welcome -- will you please to take a slice?"

"Oh no, no," said the little Fly, "kind Sir, that cannot be,
I've heard what's in your pantry, and I do not wish to see!"
Posted Aug 20, 2011 12:09 am

EricChuRe: Two of a kind ..

EricChu

Hasn't voted

Bravo Larry - that brings it right to the point!!

Just this morning I posted something with a poem...wonder what you'll think about that one! :-)
Cheers,
Eric
Posted Aug 20, 2011 3:31 am

Ejnar FjerdingstadGreat photo!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Voted 10/10

Do you know what kind of spider that is? I don't think we have them in Denmark, I have never seen it in the Alps either.

If you think the spider is bad, then just reflect on where the meat in the supermarket comes from!
Posted Aug 20, 2011 5:36 am

EricChuRe: Great photo!

EricChu

Hasn't voted

Well, yes...meat...supermarket...supermarket chain...food chain...
Posted Aug 20, 2011 8:15 am

EricChuRe: Great photo!

EricChu

Hasn't voted

As to the precise name of that particular spider, I searched, but couldn't find out for sure, precisely because there were many similar spiders in that online catalogue of European spiders.
Posted Aug 20, 2011 8:44 am

lcarreauRe: Great photo!

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

In Western America, we call them Garden Spiders. They're creepy, but perform a
beneficial service of catching and consuming
common garden pests like what Ejnar eludes to.
Posted Aug 20, 2011 9:01 am

EricChuRe: Great photo!

EricChu

Hasn't voted

Thanks for the information, Larry!
Posted Aug 20, 2011 10:58 am

PAROFESOh mannnnn

PAROFES

Voted 10/10

This is a beauty!!!
Look Eric, i saw this very same species photographed by other folks here at SP but no one ever say its name, do you know it???
Posted Aug 29, 2011 8:09 am

EricChuRe: Oh mannnnn

EricChu

Hasn't voted

Hi Paulo! :-) No, I'm afraid I don't know it's accurate name either. It's surely related to what the Germans name Kreuzspinne, but whether it really is one, I couldn't say.
Thanks for stopping by and for your comment and vote!
Cheers,
Eric
Posted Aug 29, 2011 10:00 am

PAROFESOps...

PAROFES

Voted 10/10

This one too, on my album!
\o/
Posted Jan 24, 2012 6:53 am

EricChuRe: Ops...

EricChu

Hasn't voted

Just took a look at your album - thanks for adding my two photos! :-)
Cheers, Paulo,
Eric
Posted Jan 24, 2012 11:45 am

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