This to me is amazing – that I was lucky enough to capture this interaction.
In my garden, I have several crab spiders. One has been resident for quite some time in a patch of flowers, in fact on the same flower. I have photographed it a couple of times, but they tend to sit still for a long time so generally aren’t that exciting.
The other day, I spotted it as I came past the flowers and it seemed to have something with it. So I whipped into the house and grabbed my macro lens, ran out to the car and grab my camera body and headed for the crab spider and friend.
As I came close I realized that it had captured something. I started photographing it, thinking of a caption about it with a meal to be and then……. Well take as look for yourself. (dialogue as imagined by me)
A nice meal in a safe place, says the spider
Woa, I wasn’t expecting this…. Shoo! says the ‘slightly’ surprised spider
No! says the wasp, I want it!
Time to retreat perhaps?
I’m out of here – but not far…says the spider
Yes, it is now mine, all mine!!
Now what else is there for me? says the wasp
Hah, says the spider, Im still here and watching…
Better check on my new meal, says the wasp
Yup, still here
Stay away says the wasp to the spider
Not likely says the spider
Buzz off ! says the spider
When I’m good and ready, says the wasp
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