Brief Encounter (Nature)

Challenge #230 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
Challenge has finished
For this challenge, show us two or more insects and/or spiders, (or other small arthropods) who encounter or confront each other, perhaps just in passing, maybe eyeing off a potential mate OR hoping the other insect/spider will be their next meal. For this challenge, the insects or spiders should not be devouring each other, or mating.... just meeting, in their natural environment. Macro and close-ups welcome. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
Show full rules
submission
phase has
ended
34 entries
voting
phase has
ended
524 votes
Better hide
by eaa
Click here for full size original image
7th place
3.030
 
low
high
The seven-spotted ladybug (Coccinella septempunctata) is a deadly threat to many small insects out there. Here some small critters (a froghopper - Cercopidae?) and an aphid sit perfectly still, as big mama hopefully just passes by...
Camera:
Lens:
Submitted: Sunday, 4th December, 2016 12:21 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 12th August, 2015
Focal length: 35 mm
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: F3.5
ISO: 200
Notes: Hand held.
Views: 245
Galleries:
Provide complaint details
Your complaint (along with the complaints of others regarding this entry) will be reviewed by the challenge owner. Depending upon the nature and applicability of the complaint, the entry may be disqualified. In extreme circumstances the user who submitted the entry may receive a ban from the challenge or series in question.
Reason:
Comments:
Saving ...
Complain
Keyboard shortcuts:
p previous n next c challenge f full size r retract vote # vote