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Pond Skimmer or Water striders with a cricket kill


Posted by clement on Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:00 pm

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Even though they are common in our ponds, seldom they are photographed.. Great predators they are.. 

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by Tom Whelan on Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:43 pm
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Fine low angle, reflection, and capture of the preying behavior.
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by SantaFeJoe on Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:12 pm
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Amazing! Love it.

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by Gene Gwin on Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:38 am
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Clement, Amazing how the Skimmer can walk on water. Well Done.
 

by cwdavis on Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:26 pm
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Very nice capture! What color the strider has comes out nicely against the gray (cloudy day?) bg.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:21 am
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So interesting to actually see how it can stand on water. Looks like it's standing on a pillow! A terrific illustration of that, and it's behavior. The reflection is nice too.
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by Carol Clarke on Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:08 pm
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Brilliant capture of this expert hunter and its kill, Clement! Excellent detail of how it 'walks on water'.

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