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Jumping spider

Jumping spider
Photo Information
Copyright: Nikos Biliouris (novaman) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 11 N: 264] (1037)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Olympus C-8080 WZ
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Spider, Jumping spiders (Salticidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-20 14:55
Viewed: 4432
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This one is a jumping spider, i have not found the name yet.
Those spiders are alert, mobile hunters with good eyesight. Their eight eyes are widely spaced, with two large ones at the front. Jumpers are mostly small and their bright colors are displayed during courtship. They rarely spin webs. They usually stalk their victim until close enough to jump. The power for jumping comes from the last two pairs of legs. The large number of jumping spiders in the world (about 4000 species) belongs to a single family, the Salticidae . Jumping spiders are most abundant in tropical countries and become scarce towards the Poles. Some of the most spectacular belong to the genus Phidippus of North America.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-04-20 15:15]

Excelent shot of the jumper. Well done on the composition. Excelent view point.


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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-04-20 15:17]

Hi Nikos, great shot. The view is very good as is the pose. The sharpness is great and I like the composition and lighting. As for the ID this is most definitely a member of the Salticidae family, some of these are pretty difficult to ID, I would guess the genus could be Marpissa but don't quote me on that! Lovely picture.

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  • masa (69)
  • [2005-04-20 15:24]

Great macro shot! Composition and lighting is excellent.

Excelent shot! I like the way the light falls on the spider, and makes this BIG shadow. Good POV too!

Great image and capture, Nikos! Interesting detail, lighing and composition. Well done and thank you.

I really like the shadow of the spider, it looks tha the spider is more big then his real size.
I really like spiders, and with all photo of a spider that uploud here I like them more and more!

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-04-21 13:26]

Very good composition Nikos. It's well exposed and sharp photo of this jumping spider.
I loved the shadow a lot.
Well done.

Εξαιρετική δουλειά άλλη μια φορά. Καταπληκτική λεπτομέρεια! Μπράβο Νίκο!

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  • momos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 55 N: 171] (705)
  • [2005-06-11 11:07]

Ακολουθώντας τις πηδηχτοαράχνες σου σε βρήκα εδώ φίλε novaman. Ωραία μάκρο όπως και οι περισσότερες που μας παρουσιάζεις. Μπράβο!!!

Ahhh, there is the lovely Marpissa again. The same as I shot the other day, although I think this composition is much more interesting. As someone else already said, the shadow is what does the trick ;)

I like how you positioned the object of the pic slightly to the side instead of in the middle ... it makes it so much more fun to look at. Very well done!

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