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Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5100, Nikkor 18-55mm + Kenko 20mm Ex Tube
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-02-24 3:06
Viewed: 2139
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Jumping spiders are among the easiest to distinguish from similar spider families because of the shape of the cephalothorax and their eye patterns. The families closest to Salticidae in general appearance are the Corinnidae (distinguished also by prominent spines on the back four legs), the Oxyopidae (the lynx spiders, distinguished by very prominent spines on all legs), and the Thomisidae (the crab spiders, distinguished by their front four legs, which are very long and powerful). None of these families however, has eyes that resemble those of the Salticidae. Conversely, the legs of jumping spiders are not covered with any very prominent spines. Their front four legs generally are larger than the hind four, but not as dramatically so as those of the crab spiders, nor are they held in the outstretched-arms attitude characteristic of the Thomisidae.[4] In spite of the length of their front legs, Salticidae depend on their rear legs for jumping. The generally larger front legs are used partly to assist in grasping prey,[5] and in some species, the front legs and pedipalps are used in species-recognition signalling.

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Salam Foozi.
You have the focus spot on with beautiful focus plane where it matters.
Brilliant nature approach and TFS.

Hi Foozi
great macro with nice dof and very good sharpness
still I tried a ws to greatly improve the compo ;-))

Extension tubes do help in macros of this kind, Foozi.
Excellent macro with sharp and clear presentation of almost the entire Jumping Spider.

Salam Foozi,
Excellent macro,captured with fine sharp details and nice PoV.
Thanks and my regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-02-24 5:30]

Hello Foozi,
Another beautiful and powerful picture of a Jumping Spider. Love your special point of view and the interesting color-contrast. Well done!
Kind regards

Hello Foozi,
Excellent macro photograph of this 'Jumping Spider'.Every part of its body is visible with outstanding sharpness and bright colour.Eyes are looking very sharp.I like its pose too.
Thanks for sharing Foozi,
Kind regards,

Ciao Foozi, great macro of fantastic spider, amazing details, splenddi sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Foozi
Great Macro of this Jumping Spider. Good eye contact, all 4 of them. Nicely lit and very sharp with lots of detail. Good management of DOV.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-02-24 20:08]

Hello Foozi,
Great shot of this colorful Jumping Spider. Just look at those large dark eyes..how cute is that! I like the way he is framed diagonally as well as the sharp focus you managed to capture. F/13 aperture gave you some really nice DOF. Very informative notes!!

Impressive macro Foozi! Excellent composition, fantastic colours and very good sharpness.

Hi Foozi,
incredible eyes and very nice macro - clear and sharp with nice colours and position of the spider.
super work

Hello Foozi,
Brilliant capture of a very interesting and nice species of spiders. Excellent colors, good details and sharpness. The focus and WB is at the highest quality range. I like very much the details of his big eyes.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-02-25 6:25]

Beautiful image of this black jumping spider..good color blue is seen and the composition is good too. tfs.

Hello Foozi,

you're capturing well this spider on leaf by a good composition, good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spider with unique cephalothorax and round eye patterns. It's impressive in @artial blue color of leg, too.

Kind regards,

Hi Foozi,
How did you manage to meet Dart Vader? :-) Really the first Star Wars episode from my childhood came to my mind when looking at your picture first. Excellent, spectacular macro shot with great sharpness on the spider's head. Brilliant job!
Best regards, László

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