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Copyright: Lukasz Warcholinski (Kaszek) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-14
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 MkII, RAW ISO 200, Kenko extension tube
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Jumping spiders (Salticidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-15 15:00
Viewed: 4344
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is more than 2 years and only 50 photos...
But I'm trying ;)

The Jumping Spider family (Salticidae) contains more than 500 described genera and over 5,000 species, making it the largest family of spiders with about 13% of all species. Jumping spiders have good vision and use it for hunting and navigating. They are capable of jumping from place to place, secured by a silk tether. Both their book lungs and the tracheal system are well-developed, as they depend on both systems (bimodal breathing).
Jumping spiders live in a variety of habitats. Tropical forests harbor the most species, but they are also found in temperate forests, scrub lands, deserts, the intertidal zone (in Malaysia), even mountains (one species is reported to have been the spider collected at the highest elevation, on the slopes of Mt. Everest).
Jumping spiders are generally recognized by their eye pattern. They typically have eight eyes arranged in three or four rows. The front and most distinctive row is enlarged and forward facing to enable stereoscopic vision. The others are situated back on the cephalothorax.
Colours and patterns vary widely. Several species of jumping spiders appear to mimic ants, beetles, or pseudoscorpions. Others may appear to be parts of grass stems, bumps on twigs, bark, part of a rock or even part of a sand surface.
Jumping spiders are generally diurnal, active hunters. Their well developed internal hydraulic system extends their limbs by altering the pressure of body fluid (blood) within them. This enables the spiders to jump without having large muscular legs like a grasshopper. The jumping spider can therefore jump 20 to 60 or even 80 times the length of their body. When a jumping spider is moving from place to place, and especially just before it jumps, it tethers a filament of silk to whatever it is standing on. Should it fall for one reason or another, it climbs back up the silk tether.

From wikipedia.org

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Hi Lukasz,
a good picture of a jumping spider with prey.
Very good sharpness and details, especially in the face and eyes.
I like the composition too with the green leaf in a small diagonal and the DOF is also good, the spider standout well.
Well done.

Hello Lukasz,
Nothing wrong with this beautiful spider image.
It's a real joy to look at and you did a great job.
Excellent composition, sharpness and exposure.
Details, lights in the eyes of the spider and green color tones wich surround the spider and it's prey, and against wich they do stand out perfectly, are most wonderful.
Thanks for sharing. and the great note.
Best wishes,

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2007-07-15 23:20]

Taaaaaaaaaa, tu zes mnie zastrzelil. Nie dosc, ze extra zdjecie pyrguna, to jeszcze zlapal sobie jakis kadlubek :-) Super jakosc, tylko kompozycja troche za centralna :-P Gratulacje z okazji 50, w obecnym tempie za dwa miesiace bedziemy swietowac setke. A, no i o malo co zapomnialbym dodac, ze zdjecie sklonilo mnie do zadumy. Nie wiem czy krotkiej, bo zapomnialem wlaczyc stoper ;-)

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-15 23:21]

Hi Lukasz,
Focus, sharpness and details are very good. I like the composition, POV and the use of flash. TFS

Czesc Lukaszu!
Kapitalne zblizenia drapieznego zwierza :) Jesli sie nie myle to jest to Evarcha arcuata, czy jak kto woli pyrgun nazielny :)
Swietne uzycie swiatla, fantastyczny detal :)
Serdecznosci i do... sierpnia jakos!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-16 3:05]

Hi Lukasz,
an exellent macro capture.
Sharp and detailed.
Brilliant DOF.
Well done,

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  • Deeno Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 0] (110)
  • [2007-07-16 3:43]

Ale czadzik !
Wyglada jak walec drogowy ktory wciaga wszystko i miazdzy ;)
Super ostrosc.

Great shot
Superb sharpness and perfect DOF and OOF background
Great subject, all those eyes!

Well done


Hello Lukasz, I am back to write my comments now :)
Excellent moment captured in a beautiful way, excellent details shown although you used a small aperture F:18 which offered a very good DOF.
Beautiful composition, lighting and super cute predator, something not usual ;)
Keep up the artistic work!
Best regards, Felipe.

bonjour lukasz
le contact visuel est vraiment etabli avec l'araignée,c'est incroyable d'aussi gros yeux!
la netteté sur l'ensemble des sujets est tres bonne.
beaucoup de details;enfin super!

Great sharpness. DOF and POV are good.

Hello Lukasz
Very intersting hunting shot of this Jumping Spider,I got my same taste about these spiders :-)
Perfect details ,compo and BG,
Fantastic colors and POV,Welldone.

Good Luck

wow!this is the perfect catch!great DOF!!!!!!!great sharpness!!!!!!great compo!!!!!!!!
thank you very much
just tell me where she is so i never go there!...;-)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-07-17 8:08]

Hello Lukasz,
Magnificent close up.Details are crisp clear and razorsharp.Nicely exposed and composed.

Hola Lukasz,
Excelente macro con una captura muy oportuna, gran nitidez con mucho detalle, TFS.
José Ramón

Fantastic capture of this amazing spider, Lukasz. Brilliant focus, especially on the eyes. You have created a masterpiece here, my friend.
Thanks and take care.


Znowu perfekt.
Bardzo miło tutaj zaglądać.
Tak trzymaj :)

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