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Old Nov 2, 2008, 9:52 PM   #1
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Towards the end of a family gathering this weekend I switched to my macro lens and perused the spare lot next to my brother's house. I spotted a yellow jacket that appeared to be caught in a spider's web but after a few moments he freed himself, flew to a nearby stem, and hung upside down. At first I thought he was cleaning himself of the web strands but closer inspection showed he had stolen prey from the web and was hanging upside down eating it. I had never seen this before (though pretty much any macro expedition will reveal at least one thing I have never seen before) and thought it was neat enough to share.

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Old Nov 2, 2008, 10:35 PM   #2
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I never seen a bee hanging upside down like that before. Nice shot.
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Old Nov 3, 2008, 12:19 AM   #3
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Fascinating. Another example of opportunism in nature. Good observation and a great shot, 8)
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Can only agree with Penolta.

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Old Nov 3, 2008, 3:21 PM   #5
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Fantastic shot Tim!
Very sharp pic.

The wasp is a very adept creature. the only insect I know of that can escape from a web and one of only two I know of that can escape the dreaded Pitcher Plant.

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Yes, it's amazing he can hold his whole body weight with those two tiny feet holding on. Wow!

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Sorry for double post. We will have a new computer tomorrow. Patty
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It is a very interesting picture - amazing how it can hold on that way.
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Shot.
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Old Nov 6, 2008, 8:44 PM   #10
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Thank you for the kind words everyone.

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