I photographed this Lynx Spider during a trip to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center last September. I photographed this spider shortly after photographing the Yellow and Black Spider that was consuming a Queen Butterfly. I told the story on that post of the little girl who learned a valuable nature lesson and was responsible for spotting this Lynx Spider. You can read that story by clicking here. This spider and the Black and Yellow spider were taking advantage of a large Agave plant. The thorn you see is the end of one of the Agave leaves. Judging by this, you can see that the Lynx spider is quite small.
Lynx spiders make little use of webs, instead, they spend their lives as hunting spiders on plants. Many of them frequent flowers ambushing pollinators. They tolerate members of their own species more than most spiders do. The web you see in the photo is the end of the web that the Black and Yellow spider spun.
This image was taken with my Sony A7R II Digital Camera using my Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro Lens. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/4.5, shutter speed at 1/250th of a second and the ISO set at 400. I used only natural light to light the subject. I captured 29 images and brought them together in Photoshop using the focus stacking technique. I finished the image using Nik Color Efex Pro.
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