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rjlittlefield
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:42 pm    Post subject: Spider with ant lion Reply with quote


(Larger version here.)



Shot in the Pine Ridge area of northwestern Nebraska.

--Rik

Technical: Canon A710, manual focus. 1/250 sec at f/4.0 (both pics).
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Ken Ramos



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great shot there Rik. Very Happy Talk about getting ones butt chewed. We could have done without the close-up though... Anxious Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It amazes me that these guys can take down something so much larger than they are.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They say an Assassin bug can take down prey many times their size in about 10 sec. or less. Wonder if any one has timed a spider? Gotta be pretty quick. Think
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