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I'll just eat that dead insect, thought the fly. Bad move. He's now on the spider's menu!!
2nd PlaceI'll just eat that dead insect, thought the fly. Bad move. He's now on the spider's menu!!

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Challenge: Epic Fail (Standard Editing)
Collection: 2020 - CHALLENGES & outtakes etc
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro
Location: on the brick wall of my house
Date: Oct 27, 2020
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125+FL900R flash
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Oct 27, 2020

was crazy getting this shot ....
i noticed this fly caught in the spider's web on the brick wall when i went outside ..
back in the day i'd be running to get my camera to capture the action .. but i was feeling pretty uninspired ...
so i took toddy for a walk instead .. was gone at least half an hour ..
getting back to the house i noticed the fly still struggling to escape the web .. i had my camera with me with the 60mm macro lens on and the flash .. so i was all set up to take photos ...

i feel this is totally an epic fail .. the fly landing on the spider's web and facing certain death .. size doesnt matter in the insect world ... it really was touch and go for him ..

ps .. after i'd taken a few shots the fly miraculously escaped .. it was when the spider got really close and reared up in front of him .. maybe he made a herculean effort at that time ...
I did get a photo of that but because of the very shallow dof the spider was oof.. :(
anyway the story had a happy ending for the fly .. maybe in the end the epic fail was the spider's .. !! ..

after rollover ..
WOW .. I GOT OVER 7 .. !!! ..
stoked about that .. thankyou little spider and fly .. your struggle was not wasted lol ..
thankyou so much everyone for your comments during voting and after ..
much appreciated .. xx

ps.. i was absolutely thinking of this challenge when I saw the spider and the fly ...

Place: 2 out of 20
Avg (all users): 7.0811
Avg (participants): 6.6667
Avg (non-participants): 7.2143
Views since voting: 594
Views during voting: 88
Votes: 37
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/09/2020 04:18:41 PM
Congrats on the ribbon, Roz. This is a superb shot and a marvellous entry for this challenge. 10 from me, my stand alone top pick.
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11/08/2020 05:05:46 AM
Incredible shot, Roz :)
11/07/2020 10:02:41 AM
Wow! Quite the capture and macro too. Congrats on the red!
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11/06/2020 10:41:17 AM
Fabulous, Roz! As usual.

What a fun story, too. Thanks for that!
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11/06/2020 04:25:47 AM
You are amazing, Roz. Congrats on the ribbon.
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11/06/2020 02:38:30 AM
Beautiful photo Roz. Love your story with it. I guess I would go with your last statement - the epic fail was the spider's :-) Congrats on the ribbon
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11/06/2020 12:47:48 AM
Awesome. I knew this would be in one of the top spots. Big Congrats.
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11/06/2020 12:47:11 AM
great capture! From reading your details..my heart goes for the fly. But hey ..I hate fly's..:-)
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11/06/2020 12:31:07 AM
Amazing crop Roz!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/02/2020 11:06:10 AM
Bummer for the fly, but that spider is about to have a feast.
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11/01/2020 07:16:00 AM
Great macro. Spot on DOF on all the subjects. Not easy to do. I like the real life action your story tells about nature. Itís not always pretty but it is necessary.
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10/31/2020 04:05:24 PM
Toward the top of the heap for me.
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10/31/2020 12:04:01 PM
Brilliant!! Whoever it is...
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