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Spanish Jumping Spider

Spanish Jumping Spider
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-10
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro + 1.4x Converter, Digital ISO-400, Kood 72mm UV filter
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Jumping spiders (Salticidae) of the world - part 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-05 0:42
Viewed: 9134
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is a large Jumping Spider which I found on my friend's head in Spain :-)
This spider was a great poser and I got a few funny shots of it peering round the edge of a jam jar, I'll post one of those pics soon.
If anyone knows it's proper I.D. then I'd really appreciate it :-)

I hope you like it!

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To cicindela: Hi!joey 1 09-08 02:03
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Hi Joe
I like minimalistic surrounding, goods sharpness and great face to face POV

Eeek!I'd run for miles if I had a spider near me!Lovely shot, love the perfect details!

Hi Joe!
Great close-up! Jumping spiders are my favourite family of spiders, these are so cute! ;>
Fantastic details and DOF. Nothing to add.
If you agree I would like to add this picture to
the theme on Salticidae of the world :)
By the way, I will ask my friend working on these spiders, maybe he would be able to help with ID :)

Hello Joe,
Excellent macro shot on this Spider!
very sharp with wonderful colour and superb details in the shot
many thanks for the sharing

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-09-05 2:08]

Hi Joe!

Strange thing - your friend has got very flat head :-) But seriously - very good macro of jumping spider. Frontal POV looks great, all eyes are shinning and detailed. Nice frame and composition with not disturbing BG. I like it!

Hi Joe,
A nice capture of this beautiful Spanish Jumper. Very well composed with sharp details and nice frontal POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-05 3:08]

Hello Joe,
Wow ! fantastic macro , what great sharp detail , an excellent point of view and nice color too. a really good view of this spiders smiling face

great close up! and great angle, TFS Ori

Let me see if I have this right...You found this "thing" on a friends head? Great. Add some drama why don't you?:-) Keen eyes...both the spiders and yours as well...grasping or even imaging these is tricky. I find myself waiting but in a nervous state by thinking it will hop off any minute. Fine macro for your collection.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-09-05 8:12]
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Hi Joe

This is probably your best macro of a jumping spider yet! My humble compliments!
The details and DOF you managed here are simply exceptional and the full-frontal POV works terrific in adding a bit of drama to this shot :) Technically, a very, very good shot!

On a personal side, i really don know why they make mascara adds with the likes of Penelope Cruz...this would be a much better actor. I mean look at those eyelashes! :))))

Great stuff, mate!
Bravo and TFS

PS: i also took a look at your photo.net account. Wonderful work there, too!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-05 9:52]

Hi Joe,

Another WOW! I never thought I would call a spider cute but this one really is. I love the sparkling eyes and eye lashes. Magnificent natural colors and superb details and textures. A perfect pose and background.


Hi OwlMan Joe,
A superb macro shot focused the eyes level of the spider.
Amazing details and great clarity.
I also photograped some spider shots from Cyp and TR but I could not determine their ids:(
Many thanks for sharing this Joe!
Well done! Have a nice weekend!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-05 11:35]

Hi Joe,it's simply fantastic,the perfection of the details of the eyes is incredible,i like a lot the point of view too,this time 2 points are not enough! My best compliments,have a nice weekend,Luciano

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-05 11:47]

Hi Joe. Amazing detail and sharp focusing in this close up of the spider. What more can one say. Very well done TFS.
Have a good weekend.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-09-05 23:55]

Hi Joe

Excellent macro using a very good low pov.


Ciao Joe, wonderful capture of great spider with amazing details and splendid sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-06 3:22]

Hello Joey, Not only I like it but I just loved it. This is just brilliant shot and I have no words. Ganesh

Hello Joe,
excellent symetric and sharp detailed macro-shot for jumping spider. Large eyes look very beautiful. Composition and POV great. thanks for sharing this great work. best wishes

Amazing shot once again Joe!
Your friend was very lucky to have this cute chap chhose his head as a roost (do spiders roost? .... hmmm, I wonder)
The detail fantastic.
I love those cute little hairs on the top of its head :)
Brilliant work,as usual!
ps ... my latest macro is of something really really teeny!

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