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Jumping spider

Jumping spider
Photo Information
Copyright: Paco Alarcon (pacomacro) (180)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 105 + extension tubes, UV
Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Araneae (Spiders) II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-12-10 6:14
Viewed: 34552
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 55
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Jumping spider (Auleurillus sp.)
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Wellcome to treknature Paco!

Man, I be a little afraid looking this spider! :)

The datails of the chelicera and eyes area amazing!

If you have oportunity try to focous the back of the spider too!

Great Shot

Great macro Paco.
Excellent sharpness , nice colours and good DOF.
Great first post.
Welcome to TN.

Hi Paco. Nice spider pic. These guys always jump on me when I'm trying to shoot them.
Great opening shot. Hope you enjoy TN. Steve.

WOW! This is a exceptional post. The clarity and details are fantastic. AT F22 and 1/200 with tubes you had the light on your side. You know how to use the tubes that's for sure. Excellent capture, I hope you will post some more of this quality macro shots in the near future, I really enjoyed looking at this one.

Welcome to TN, Paco.

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  • IdoTT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 19 N: 86] (482)
  • [2004-12-10 13:39]

Excellent photo!!! Just Great!

Excellent macro and very sharp picture!

Very WellDone

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-12-10 14:09]

Welcome to TN Paco. Your first post is spectacular. Excellent detail and focus. Good job

Wow, that's the scariest thing I've ever seen - how did you manage to take the picture (by the name I'd assume that they jump around) with such great quality? This is an excellent macro with absolutely sharp details - the hair, the eyes, the legs. Amazing, really well done. Looking forward to more posts.
P.S. As I have no idea what the heck is a jumping spider (obviously, I can look it up), and I bet there are other people who have never heard of such creature, then it would be nice to have a supporting note from you. Nevertheless, absolutely wonderful start to your TN account.
Thanks a lot for sharing,
All the best,

Hello Paco - what an entrance. This is an excellent spider shot - looks like the size of a Sherman tank;-). Very nice colours and amazing dof. The tight cropping works perfect here. - How big is this fellow (I take it is a male because of the palps). Would have been very nice with a little note telling about this beauty.

By the way - welcome on TN.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-12-10 15:52]

Welcome to TN, I love this shot! I do wish that the entire creature could be in the frame but that's minor with those eyes.

Good work Paco.

Welcome to TN Paco.

Good macro for your first post, pity you cut off the legs. In this case I think you were to close to the small spider. But the deatil is very good.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-12-10 17:25]

Bienvenido Paco a TrekNature.
Da gusto tener gente de habla hispana para poder criticar y compartir conceptos.
Una gran macro... sin dudas, con excelente agudeza sobre la parte anterior del insecto y excepcionales detalles en sus ojos.
Personalmente me hubiera agradado ver la totalidad del arácnido sin cortes.
DE todas formas, es una gran primera entrega.

TrekNature se construye día a día con la participación de todos los usuarios.
Publicando sus imágenes, pero también criticando los trabajos de los demás.
Cada uno con sus conocimientos, palabras o poder de síntesis, siempre con comentarios constructivos.
Sin esa participación activa de todos, este sitio no tiene futuro... y sólo depende de nosotros.

Ola Paco
Bem vindo ao TN
Que super fotografia. Tives sorte que ela não te saltou pas cima.

Definitely impressive. For those who like spiders, this is still a nightmare! The most frightening spider image seen up to now. Your lens + extension tubes makes wonders here. I like the tilted framing, adding to the impression this spider is going to jump! Congratulations Paco... and nevertheless, welcome!

Paco, Great head-shot! Excellent details & sharpness..

Welcome to TN Paco.
Great close-up, very good details.
Well done.

Como the dije en tu ultimo post, es una preciosa foto pero el recorte no es de mi agrado. Esta sería perfecta para poner un primer plano de esa cara y palpos que has capturado con tanto detalle, o si no aprovechar el tamaño disponible para poner el aracnido entero. Un saludo desde Galicia.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-12 5:50]

Good clear shot with excellent DOF. Even though this crop is effective I think the shot would have been better with the legs complete.

Very well done and thanks for posting.

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2004-12-14 15:00]

Welcome on TN, Paco.
This shot is simply stunning!
A wonderful macro picture, details are amazing, DOF efficient, all is spot on.

Oh my god, what a Macro...

Just Perfect.



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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-04-14 20:40]

Suas macros são excelentes. Esta exatamente com todos esses olhos está muito boa. Constraste e definição ótimos. Só está faltando algo que você não coloca nas suas fotos: (NOTAS)
Extraido do GUIDELINES " * Members are strongly encouraged to post descriptive notes with their photos. Notes help provide other members with information about your shot and help them to tailor their critiques to your specific needs. Shots without notes tend to receive less feedback than shots with descriptive notes.
* Notes may be written in any language.
* The note may include the following types of information:
o A description of the subject of the photo and how you think the photo helps other members learn about the world of nature;
o Technical aspects relating to the taking of the shot and any post-processing you might have done;
o The conditions under which the shot was taken;
o Your goal when you took the shot;
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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-08-12 8:43]

WOW Paco,

What an incredable picture. Realy frightening.
Does this spider has 4 eyes?

Very good picture, well done,


Fantastic shot!What kind of extension tubes are you using? Thanks Paul :)

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-10-24 13:22]

Nice macro!
Everything look perfect in it (focus, DOF, exposure and lighting). My only critique would be it's cropped a little to tight. Seeing the tips of its leg would have been more interesting I would say. TFS

Amazing detail in this shot, love those eyes, wow!

Great macro, doesn't get much better than this really!


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-02-18 12:57]

Hola Paco,
Resulta muy sorprendente esa cabeza llena de ojos. Tu pericia con las macros está fuera de duda, pero ¿no estaría mejor con la s patas enteras?

Hello Paco,
Oh my dear! Awesome guy very well captured, great details and colours... Very well done!
Pablo -

Dear Paco!
This picture is just amazing! Salticidae spiders are really hard to photograph!!
By the way, how big wat this specimen??
Best regards,

amazing spider, TFS and a happy new year, Ori

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