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Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider
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Copyright: Vignesh Ganesan (mickey) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 68] (324)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-03
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Jumping spiders (Salticidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-06 3:38
Viewed: 2916
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello All,

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Section: Entelegynae
Superfamily: Salticoidea
Family: Salticidae
Blackwall, 1841

The jumping spider family (Salticidae) contains more than 500 described genera and over 5,000 species, making it the largest family of spiders with about 13% of all species (Peng et al., 2002). Jumping spiders have good vision and use it for hunting and navigating. They are capable of jumping from place to place, secured by a silk tether. Both their book lungs and the tracheal system are well-developed, as they depend on both systems (bimodal breathing).

Jumping spiders have large eyes and a chunky, fuzzy body. They are very active hunters. Their excellent eyesight is used for stalking prey. Before pouncing on the victim, jumping spiders attach a line of silk from which they can dangle if they fall.

Exposure Time: 1/320
F-Stop: f/5.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 180/1 mm
Date Taken: 2008-09-03 16:40
Metering Mode: Partial
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 283 kb

Thank you for your all advice and guidance.


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Hello Vignesh,
Although there are a few flaws with your shot,I prefer to give two points for encouragement,then offer useful advice.
Its a beautiful little spider,but has come out a little blurred.
I'm curious to know what camera you used.
(You can enter it in your equipment profile on your intro page)
The most likely cause of the blurring is movement ... either you moved slightly (even pressing the shutter button is enough) or there was slight wind movement of the plant.
With close up shots,any movement is greatly accentuated,so a tripod can be most useful.
It looks as though you focussed on the head,which is correct,but I think a lower POV (point of view) might have been more effective.
Photographing insects isn't easy,but fortunately there are many excellent photographers here to learn from.
Check out Sumon (mana) and Haraprasan (Haraprasan).
They are both very friendly and knowledgable.
Good luck :)

Very good macro of a cute Jumping Spider, Vignesh.
You chose a suitable point of view for this shot. The eyes of the spider and its other limbs are in reasonable focus.
That patch of redon its front portion looks very attractive.
Well done and keep shooting.

Hi Vigi,
A nice capture of this beautiful jumping spider. Very well composed but I think it is bit unsharp and also a bit noisy. Else a good capture. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-07 8:42]

Hello Vignesh, I owe you the hand held camera as the macro 180mm is too heavy for us. You shot this with good focus but the too hard lens has actually resulted in shaky as Lordpotty in his column. Keep shooting. Ganesh

Amazing photos Vignesh and you will exponentially move towards getting better shots than this one. Hoping to see more of them

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