spider feeding on dragonfly

Jul 6, 2006
Dortmund, Germany
This spider was chewing away a dragonfly which was nearly double of its own size!!! Once trapped, the spider rushes to its prey & stings it with its deadly fangs (the orange ones) injecting the dragonfly with venom. It quickly wraps it with its web further tightening its grip.
This photograph was taken before the spider wrapped its prey.

Species' common name: Signature spider
Location: Hebbal lake
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Nikon D70s + Nikkor 70-300mm + Close-up filter (+2)

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Jul 13, 2005
Helsinki, Finland
Hi Balakumar!

Can´t say it´s a nice pic being an odonata lover :smile: But ofcourse spiders are nice too and they got to eat...

So, I just say very well made shot! :smile:
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