Five-Years Ago (26-December-2007) — Florida

Gone to See America. December 2007 Florida Road Trip. Day 5: Sarasota.

I was walking down a trail at Selby Gardens when I saw this red crab spider eating a fly that got caught in the spider’s web. I had never seen a crab spider before. It was hard to get a sharp image since the web was moving in the wind. I used a ring flash to try to freeze the motion.

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Crab Spider eating a Fly at Selby Gardens. Image taken with an Nikon D300 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 200, f/11, 1/60 sec, ring flash). (David J Mathre)