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Copyright: Leo Baquerfo (shakerz) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 230] (1127)
Genre: Monera
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-29
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 DI MACRO 1:1
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/13 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): World of Spiders [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-05 5:40
Viewed: 4859
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Commonly called "Jumping spiders", the Salticidae are also affectionately referred to as Charlies, Herbies or Salties. They are very common around the home and their anthropomorphic nature endears them to most people. The family name is derived from the Latin "salto" which means to dance with pantomimic gestures

Jumping spiders are harmless to man although there have been complaints where this comical, engaging animal has been accused of nasty bites.

This family is easily identified by the 2 large anterior median (front central, like 2 headlights) eyes. These binocular, telescopic eyes can identify detail and colour for up to 20 body-lengths making the spider a very successful hunter. The 6 other eyes detect movement and prey. The 2 wide-angled secondary eyes detect object up to 30-40cms. At about 20cms it turns to face the object, at 8-10cms is able to identify, at 3-4cms it will start to stalk and at 1-2cms the attack is launched. Before jumping, the spider secures a silk thread on which it can climb back on in case it misses its target.

For this case, he looked at my camera lens or perhaps it noticed my lens hood was a good resting place for him. This is the moment before he leap and I'm waiting for that to have an eye contact impact. Don't worry, he is unharmed after he landed to the hood. I detached the lens hood and placed it to the nearby flowers. Later on, he slowly moves out and continued searching for prey.

camera set-up:
Flash 580EX (-1/2), AV mode, auto-white balance, auto focusing (servo drive mode), mirror lock-up with cable remote switch, tripod mounted,

phlr, shirgold, sAner, delfin, firelord, thistle, ddg, navnith, Runnerduck, shyanni, scottevers7, dewo, vmukherjee has marked this note useful
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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-04-05 5:59]

Incredible details on this photo!
Above scale!
Keep on going and TFS!

Hi Leo,
What sharpness and composition!! WOW !
TFS - Shir

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-04-05 6:34]

Excellent! Perfect dof and composition. This is extremely good. Well done & TFS!


Great shot. I love the spider, what a subject! The background really brings out the subject.

Brrr! I don't like the spyder but this shot is perfect! Very nice macro.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-04-05 9:44]

Leo bonjour, excellent shot of spider!! Very beautiful!! Sharpness and composition are great. What a look !! Congratulations, Didier.

Hi Leo,
This is a great shot.Excellent contrast,colours and sharpness.
Congrats and TFS

  • thistle Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1309 W: 74 N: 3014] (9282)
  • [2006-04-05 10:56]

Hello Leo,
This is a lovely shot. The spider is captured with amazing details. I like the POV and framing a lot too. The picture is very clear and vivid green BG looks great.
I like it a lot!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-05 11:02]

Fantastic macro of this hairy spider, Leo.
The POV is fantastic, showing us a great view of the face.
The focus and exposure are excellent. Every hair stands out.
Beautiful composition with the diagonal plant.
Congratulations on a superb shot and TFS. : )

I love these jumping spiders. They have the most amazing faces.
A superb shot, excellent composition, dof and pov. The green bg is perfect.
Thank you for posting.

Hi Leo,
I love your shot, normaly I don't like spiders, but this one is lovely with the big eyes with the nice reflection in it.
Thanks for sharing, phantastic
Sabine - wishnugaruda

A wonderful shot, razor sharp, with perfect DOF.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-04-05 16:04]

Woow ,What a beauty shot from the spider ,his eyes beautifull
the colours everithing is good ,tfs Greetings Teunie .

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-04-05 16:19]

Hi Leo,
Exceptional capture of this spider! Well done.
Josť M.

Great capture and detail!!!

Hi Leo,
A superb macro! Perfect exposure has rendered beautiful accurate colors and very fine detail. DOF is perfect, as is the green backround. Flawless composition. Very well done!

Wow....best shot Leo.
Very well.

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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-04-09 7:54]

Privet Leo.
Depth of sharpness and pose of a spider are very good. An amusing portrait.

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-05-07 8:40]

A great shot of this spider. Very good BG and sharpness.


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  • dewo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 9] (279)
  • [2008-07-28 9:27]

it's perfect

Great shot! Excellent sharpness and details. The colours look amazing.

amazing close up, perfect contrasted background, TFS Ori

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