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Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-04-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-01 2:01
Viewed: 1363
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this rather big Jumping Spider on the mirror in my change room today morning. It was a dicey location to shoot a spider. However, this fellow was quite active and on seeing me trying to shoot it, it kept moving all over the frame of the mirror. It was sticking up-side-down to the frame when I took this picture using fill flash. I rotated it around at editing stage.

The jumping spider family (Salticidae) contains over 500 described genera and over 5,000 described species, making it the largest family of spiders with about 13% of all species. Jumping spiders have some of the best vision among arthropods and use it in courtship, hunting, and navigation. Although they normally move unobtrusively and fairly slowly, most species are capable of very agile jumps, notably when hunting, but sometimes in response to sudden threats or crossing long gaps. Both their book lungs and the tracheal system are well-developed, and they use both systems (bimodal breathing). Jumping spiders are generally recognized by their eye pattern. All jumping spiders have four pairs of eyes with one pair being their particularly large anterior median eyes.


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  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-01 3:23]

Hi Ram,the light give a special effect on the spider face,beautiful perspective showing us its shadow too,great sharpness,especially on the eyes.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ram,
Excellent capture. Very good details and perfect focus. This is a high quality macro image. The focus on the eye is great.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-04-01 15:13]

Hello Ram,
How neat to see this cute little jumping spider on my screen with eyes wide open and in such fine detail. I don't believe I have ever seen this particular type before, it has very attractive markings and colors. I love those large dark eyes with a tad bit of catchlight. A real beauty of a shot and quite impressive!!

Ciao Ram, great macro of fantastic Jumping spider, fine detyails, woonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2016-04-05 21:18]

Hi Ram
This spider, or one very similar, is quite common in Mexico.
Good macro, amazing sharpness and balanced light.


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