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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: 2014-05-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-18 5:03
Viewed: 1051
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Jumping Spiders are tiny creatures. They have the most fascinating set of eyes. Today I shot this brown coloured Jumping Spider on the outer wall of my residential block. The wall was in shade and the Spider was crawling around quickly, disturbed by my efforts to shoot it with my macro lens. I used fill flash for this macro.

The jumping spider family (Salticidae) contains more than 500 described genera and about 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. 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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Ciao Ram, great macro of beautiful jumping spider, fine details, wonderful colors and slendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Great notes too.
Mario from Canada saying: "Nameste".

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-05-18 11:38]

Hi Ram,this choice of point of view is great! How is interesting to see the perfect circle made by the head,it looks to see a ring made with the black pearls,the eyes.Impressive quality of detail in the best exposure too,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-05-18 12:06]

Hello Ram,
Excellent macro of this jumping spider in splendid matching colours, the finest details and an attractive diagonal composition.

Great sharpness picture Ram
i like this spider with very good details and beautiful colours
great shot

Ram i have also find many jumpingspiders on Corfu
i show this also on TN
gr lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-05-18 18:49]

Hello Ram,
I always enjoy viewing Jumping Spiders from around the world. I have seen many different species here on TN and they come in an array colors. What I find very interesting about this particular spider is that it appears to have a tiny ring around it's head.
I really like the light sandy color and it's intricate markings, which I'm sure helps to keep it camouflaged. As you mentioned, the eyes are another feature which never seems to amaze me. Great macro showing exceptional detail.

Hello Ram!
This is a very good shot of little jumping spider. Very good details and sharpness from an effective POV. Very interesting eyes and lovely, tiny dots of catch-light. The diagonal position of spider and little cracks running through the painted wall are making it a fine composition. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Ciao Ram
照的很漂亮 很美麗的蜘蛛蝴蝶 也很清晰
構圖也很美麗 尤其是眼睛明亮 真是好看

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