• Merlin Selvan
  • Category Arachnids, Wild Tamil Nadu

Orb Weaver (Neoscona sp.) with a fly catch. This is one of a commonly seen orb weaver around here. I used to see atleast one Neoscona per plant, resting on the leaf with all her legs in front of her face, in a way protecting her head. I usually ignore most of them, because firstly you can’t get a good focus around her eyes, which will be seen inbetween her legs and I don’t disturb them, so I just see them and pass through them. But one day, I spotted her with a catch, probably a fly. It was huge one, munching on her feed. I just pulled up the plant and made few frames and left her to enjoy her food alone. 😊
Canon EOS 7D
Canon 100mm Macro
Diffused flash fired.

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