The Mating Game

Challenge #35 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In the world of small creatures, show us two insects [perhaps more], spiders, (or other small arthropod creatures) as mating couples. They should be outside, on flowers, leaves, or trees, NOT under studio lights. Macro shots welcome. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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The Nuptial Gift
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Nuptial gifts are items (prey) provided by a male invertebrate to a female prior to mating. This male dance fly is mating with the female while she is consuming a nuptial gift (prey insect) offered by the male!
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Submitted: Wednesday, 27th February, 2013 07:08 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 16th August, 2012
Focal length: 150 mm
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F16
ISO: 400
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