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Jumping spider and a cricket

Jumping spider and a cricket
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-18
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Sigma 70mm Macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-19 23:25
Viewed: 3435
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Jumping spider and a cricket.
Jumping spiders (Salticidae) are the largest family of spiders. There are more than 4000 explained species that have been described. Salticids are known for there excellent vision and elaborate courtship behaviors. These two differences truly set them apart from other families of spiders (Choe 1997.)

The large anterior median (or principal) eyes and six smaller lateral or (secondary) eyes are what give the salticids their excellent vision. The function of the smaller posterior lateral eyes has yet to be uncovered. With the four other lateral eyes the spiders are able to detect movement. The principal eyes are for discrimination of objects. The spiders turn so that the desired object falls onto the retinas of the principal eyes. With the spider oriented toward the desired object whether that be prey, mates or con-specifics of the same sex, the spider is able to discriminate between these different objects, exactly how this is done is not well understood

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-19 23:54]

Good morning George,
Impressive, your spider-shot! Excellent light and sharpness reached with use of flash here. And a powerful composition. I like also the red borders of the leaf which bring a little bit of color in the picture.
Bon appétit to your jumping creature!
Have a nice day

Hi George,
A lovely capture of this beautiful jumping spider and a cricket as its prey. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Ciao George. Detailed and dramatic one. Good DOF and light. Beautiful colours. Well done.


Ciao George, great action shoot my friend, beuatiful jumping spider in action, fine details and splendid sharpness, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

Dear George,
A very interesting shot! How close were you actually to this spider?

I am no longer approaching them closely - I suffered too long from side effects of a (big)spider bite...

They always remind me of science fiction stories - I guess - the multiple eyes make them a bit frightening to envisage in sheep size...

Your carefully controlled depth of field make your work especially attractive and the ""bloody"" appearing edges of the leaves increase the sinister appearance...

Have a nice week
Greetings from Tzaneen

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-09-20 6:19]

Fine image of this jumping spider subduing its prey, good details. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-20 8:20]

Dramatic scene, George.
Fantastic sharpness and details. Very beautiful natural and saturated colours. A scene with a red, like bloody, frame on the leaf. Great POV, DOF and composition.

Hello George,
Impressive capture with razor sharp details and perfect focus.
Great composition with this jumping spider.

Hola George

Vaya pedazo de depredador, como cazan a animales dificiles voladores. Perfecta imagen y gran composición.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hi George

Good shot of this spider and prey. Nice composition and sharpness.


Hi George,
Beautiful macro shot, absolutely perfect sharpness and colors, awesome composition. Your technical skills are also fantastic, so all these resulted a fascinating image. Bravo.
Best regards, László

Hallo George,
a macro shot of hight quality from every point of view, incredible details, very well composed.
Best regards

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