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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: 2015-08-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-12-15 5:16
Viewed: 1280
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These are normally very small Spiders. I shot this one in August this year. It was sticking to the cracked part of a weather affected parapet wall on my house terrace and was fairly camouflaged.

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 or crossing long gaps. 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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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-12-15 7:03]

Hello Ram,
Excellent sharp detailed photo of this spider. It is good camouflaged on this wall. Beautiful colours and a fine composition.

Hallo Ram
very nice picture of this spider who i like
great details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-12-15 11:56]

Hi Ram,great macro showing us this jumping spider,i like the point of view from above,different of usual frontal POV that i seen many times,very good sharpness and exposure as usual.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-12-15 18:29]

Hello Ram,
I sense you have taken a special liking to these unique little spiders, I have to admit they are my favorite too. This particular specimen seems to have blended in perfectly with your terrace wall. Nicely focused and showing beautiful natural colors. I love the tiny eyes these little guys have, they remind me of the headlights on a late model jeep:) Great work!!

Hi, Ram. This is really a very sharp image of the jumping spider considering its size and your focus on the head gives a good idea as to how it looks. Nicely camouflaged and thanks for the nice note.

Hello Ram

Great macro shot, superb focus, sharpness, & details,
and if you would do it an environmental photo
the camouflage with be more superb than now, TFS


Hello Ram
You have a good eye, spotting this tiny jumping spider. You've captured the detail of his body and all his hairs nicely. Excellent colour and DOF. Great job overall.
TFS Janice

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