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"Jumping Spider?"

Photo Information
Copyright: Kevin Seo (undoredo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 2 N: 698] (2740)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-01
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/29.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Jumping spiders (Salticidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-18 19:33
Viewed: 4788
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
TN friends, I'm posting a little fellow, but I'm not sure of its ID. Maybe this species is one of Jumping spiders. I would appreciate it, if anyone tell me exact ID. :-)

I hope you like it and thanks for looking. :-)

* Exif data:
Exposure Time = 1/160"
F Number = F29
Exposure Program = Manual
Metering Mode = Spot
Focal Length = 60mm
Exposure Mode = Manual exposure
White Balance = Manual white balance
Contrast = Soft
Saturation = Low saturation
Sharpness = Hard
ISO Speed Used = 200
Focus Mode = AF-A
Flash Setting = NORMAL
Auto Flash Mode = Optional,M
Colour Mode = MODE1a
Lighting Type = SPEEDLIGHT

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-18 20:15]

Hello Kevin

Beautiful eye contact and amazing focus and sharpness.The lighting is well handled.Well composed in the frame.The POV and DOF are excellent.TFS


Hi Kevin,
what an incredible looking capture is this one!Great detail,colour and focus really have a hard hitting impact on my eyes.Thanks for showing this one, it is a gem.I do not know what species this spider is but it sure looks like a jumper to be sure. Bob

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-19 0:40]

Hi Kevin

This is definitely a jumping spider species, but i'm far from a specialist to pinpoint a species or a genus either...sorry.
I have some of the min my gallery, too, which weren't identified completely, too.
Anyuway, name or no, this is a splendid macro, full of amazing details and very well visibble textures.
The eyes are of course the main attraction here...simply impressive!
The large DOF that you used made sure that you got them and the head reading well in focus and the POV from where you took this shot is gave you an excellent angle from that reagion in particular.
Typical and very effective composition, too.

Bravo and TFS

Hello Kevin,

Excellent sharpness and good composition. As far as I am concerned, I do not like framing in general.
Have a nice day,

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-10-19 4:43]

Hi Kevin,
This is a wonderful capture! I love those big black eyes! Great sharpness and details.
Very well done

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2007-10-19 6:13]

woww super macro!!

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  • Rolf Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 27] (196)
  • [2007-10-19 6:26]

Really nice macro shot!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-19 8:00]

Hello Kevin,
Superb macro of a Jumping Spider of an unknown ID to me. Excellent POV, lighting, and DOF and good use of flash. The details, especially the eyes, are awesome!
Well done and TFS!
Best wishes, Ivan

Hi Kevin,
very good sharpness and the details are amazing, I can see every hair on this jumping spider.
The composition are good and the POV as well.
Well done.

Have nice weekend.

Hi Kevin,
Eyes of this spider are very well capture and the LIGHTS in EYES are simply fantastic. Details on it are so sharp, it's like fur!!! A masterpiece... in mt favorite now...


Hello Kevin! A great capture! Wonderful detail and very effective POV to bring the front of the spider into such sharp relief! Very well done! TFP! Linda

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2007-10-28 14:56]

Hello Kevin, fantastic close up of this Salticid. The focus is excellnt, I love their eyes. The piece of something in the foreground isn't too distracting but it would be better without it. Well done!

What a cute spider. I don't know the ID.
Perfect shot. The only nit is the twig in the way but it is not too disturbing.

Hi Kevin!
Now I see that preparing a new theme about jumping spiders was a very good idea! Now I can see a lot of these beautiful creatures in one place (some of them - like your picture, thanks to Rob Fry who added them to this theme ) :)
The quality of this picture is just splendid! I like many things like details, sharpness and DOF, but my favourite is an eye-contact with this cute creature :)
Best withes from Poland,

great face, TFS Ori

Hi Kevin,

What a superb micro shot of a jumping spider with perfect sharpness and focus on its four huge eyes! Great work! I like this image very much, and thanks for sharing.

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