All pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday #138, Macro Monday, PicStory and Camera Critters

This is the stuff that nightmares are made of!

A spider, about 1,5 cm, has taken up residence in a web that covers the whole deck door window. I guess I really should brush it away, and clean the window, but the days went by last week, and I never got around to it. So on Friday I noticed that she (I kind of assume it's a she) had caught and cocooned a wasp, and was fiddling around with it. 

I kept checking on her progress, 
and at first she seemed to go for the jugular.  




A little later she had turned him (I assume the wasp is a he) around, 
and had sunk her fangs into his side.
She spent the whole day feeding on him.
Sucking him dry.
Nightmares, any-one?




MellowYellowMondayBadge



MM3






Camera Critters





20 comments:

Karen said...

ewwwwwwwwwwww, but a great shot!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

every time I look at these photos I feel so "yucky", but as I said on FB great capture

GreenWhisper said...

haha yes nightmares, really beautiful images though.

Twiggy said...

Great shots!

Fjällripan said...

Great closeups of the spider!! Even though, I am a little bit afraid of them...:)

Have a nice day!

chubskulit said...

Ouch! Nice shots and story!

Please drop by to see my mellow yellow when you get a chance. Have a lovely Monday!

em said...

ish! great shot and all but...ick!

LauraX said...

well she was a busy girl!

Mama Zen said...

Yikes! Marvelous shots, but yikes!

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

Interesting shots. Thanks for joining PicStory :)

FrancescPhoto said...

Great document!!Congrats!!!

salut, Barcelona

Francesc

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Great details in these macros!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Funny Inger -- that one should have come with a warning, especially since I'm reading blogs at a quarter of 11 (p.m.) Actually, I'm not squeamish about watching nature at work and I'd probably have left the web there too because it is interesting to watch. (And as long as it was OUTSIDE. I draw the line at bugs indoors.)

SquirrelQueen said...

Great macros of this pretty girl. I love the detail of her web in the second shot. I think they are fascinating.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - great shots! Spiders are a bit of a love/hate thing really. Coming from the UK to Australia I was just a bit shocked at the sheer size of some of the ones we have here!

But being able to watch a large spider eat a wasp from the safety of inside the window is a win win situation!

Cheers Stewart M - Australia

Sivinden said...

Flotte edderkoppbilder, interessant å følge med på fangstteknikk og inntak av måltid;)

Bengts fotoblogg said...

Jättebra bilder , trevlig blog.

Stan said...

Yech!! Don't care for spiders or wasps-- but, gotta admit you got a great capture [as did Spidey].

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good macro photos.
I hope I'll not have nightmares :)

Regards and best wishes

ladyfi said...

Wow - what great shots.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...