Spider with captured bee

Spider with captured bee

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Unidentified spider with captured honey bee. I'd guess it's one of the orb weavers given the size of the web (c. 10-12 inches across). Any identification welcome.
17/08/2012 - 20:14swarf
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/320
Aperturef/5.6
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length90mm
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coker

Link Posted 17/08/2012 - 22:18
Think it's a Garden Spider, swarf, with that cross on its back.......?

Red in tooth & claw, eh?


Roger.
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swarf

Link Posted 17/08/2012 - 22:37
Roger - That's what I thought, but the colours don't match most of the photos, and the abdomen look less "rounded". However, since I posted, I found another website that said that the colour can vary widely. There was also a male nearby which was keeping its distance - wisely I'd guess!

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GIULIO57

Link Posted 18/08/2012 - 14:56
Nice
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szgabor

Link Posted 20/08/2012 - 06:03
Nice backlit composition, lovely colours.
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Gábor
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