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Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-27
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro + 1.4x Converter, Digital ISO-100, Kood 72mm UV filter
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 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: 2008-03-07 1:39
Viewed: 3067
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I did post another shot of this a few days ago but I accidentally deleted it! A big thankyou to anyone who critiqued it though!

This is a Pseudophrys lanigera. Thankyou Marie (Mariki) for the I.D.

This little guy was about 4-5mm long. This is probably about a 70% crop of the original.

I hope you like this one!

horia, uleko, goldyrs, gerbilratz, jaycee, eqshannon, Alex99, boreocypriensis, Adanac, smitha, hester has marked this note useful
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To uleko: Notejoey 1 03-07 04:17
To horia: Hi Horiajoey 1 03-07 02:17
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Dear Joe,

An amazing close up capture with a little illumination neeed. I love those spidies.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-03-07 2:09]
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Hi Joe

I was wondering what happened to that...
I sometimes bookmark some posts before going to work, photos that i want to return to and comment and i remember seeing that one was removed and did not exist on TN anymore...now i know why :)

This is another great macro shot of this cute fellow from you!
I see he was very kind and offered you an entire gallery of shots...how nice :)
The details here and the magnification is again great. Is this one taken with the 1.4x extender, too?
Again i see the same nit as before, the DOF, but since this is your first try with you new lens and everybody needs time to adjust, i'm sure you're do a better next time :) You're a smart guy who learns from critiques, i know ;)
Other than that, great work, mate!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-07 2:25]

Hi Joe

So you have made it up with yout late night friend? ;)

As before - great detail and colour and spot-on flash.


Impeccable prise de vue de cette araignée prête à l'attaque.
Bonne journée.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-03-07 3:01]

Hello Joe,
Amazing detail with your perfect focus. Excellent composition. TFS

Good and finely focused capture with four reflections of your fill-in flash in the four visible eyes Joe, good effect indeed my friend, your previous (deleted) post was also good...

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-07 4:14]
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Hello Joe,
Can't you get any closer?? ;-)
Amazing macro of this Jumping Spider showing the eyes so sharply! Great colours too and I like the diagonal composition. Don't you think it's a good idea to put the actual size of it in the note - I often miss this in various posts from our friends here?
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-03-07 4:51]

Hi Joe,
looks like its ready to jump.
Excellent macro, the POV gives that a very nice dimension.
Very well done.

An amazing capture, indeed!
Very nice details, and I love the focus on the eyes!
Thank you!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-03-07 4:53]

Hi Joey,great details of the eyes and the face of this little spider,not easy to take so perfect,excellent work,i like it,best regards,Luciano

Can I give you 4 points for re-posting this brilliant macro you deleted and then re-posted, Joe? wish I could!
Because I would have been very very disappointed if you had lost it forever!
Those eyes are the best ever I have seen on a macro this size.
TFS and be careful in future.

hello joe,
you are getting better and better by each passing day, the 180 mm lens from sigma is a great lens and you have used it like an expert, excellent details captured, look at those eyes. lovely pov,
well done,
tfs & regards

Nice spider, real nice...stunning focus and details to the hairy bits!! great shot...TFS

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-07 8:20]

Hi Joe,

I think these Jumping Spiders are my favorites - maybe because your macros are so very good. I love this little fellow with the wonderful eyes and textures. Beautiful macro with great clarity and excellent colors.


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-03-07 9:32]

Hello Joe,
an amazing close-up portrait and great macro of this jumping spider.
Both, your view and the spider's view are superb.
I think, taking such a picture is not easy.
Coming close to these spiders often results in an 'attack', irrespective of the size of what is coming closer.
They are very vivid animals.
Best wishes, Peter

Joey Joey Joey....if I must...ok it is very clear and it is a spider..and it has colours which look true to me..almost too true...summer is coming...go find some nice butterflies:-) Peace out!

Hi friend Joe,
What a nice shot. It has great details and nice sharpness especially in front side. The black and whitish green BG is very nice too. TFS.

Hello Joe,
Sharing another awesome closeness of Spider!
perfect DOF here with total sharpness, real colour and details in the shot!
very well done

Hello Joe, excellent detail, superb composition, very good DOF. A job well done. Great macro lens! I think you got a good one. TFS rgds Necip

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-07 20:27]

Hello Joe,
Wonderful facial close up of this dandy little guy. outstanding sharpness and colors make this a superb composition, thanks Joe.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-07 22:01]

Hello Joe

I love these little characters.I think you have captured such fine detail in the face,it really personifies this spider.
Excellent POV and DOF.
Great job.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-08 0:28]

Hi Joe.
You have used a very long lens system (252 mm). As a result the DOF is very shallow. It would be better use ISO 400 and smaller aperture value. However you have got a very impressive portrait of a tiny creature. It is so charming with plenty details and fine colours. I also like wonderful diagonal construction of the image. My compliments and best wishes.

Hi Joe,
Excellent close up of the jumping spider. I am so scared of these little fellows you know. especially when you look at them thru lens.But i like to see god pictures taken by others.This one looks like it is wearing a cap on its head.Great details around the head and the eye.The sharpness is amazing. Thanks for the share,
and keep shooting,

hi Joe,

great macro shot on this tiny spider. very detail & lurid on her hairs. beautiful shiny eyes. perhaps she's a next of kin to my spider.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-03-08 12:48]

Hi Joe

What big eyes you have... I love these jumping spiders. Great capture of the wonderful eyes. Amazing sharp details. Good DOf and excellent POV



Buen conjunto y colores con un excelente
encuadre. Siento el corto comentario, estoy de viaje :-)
Abrazo Joe.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-03-09 10:11]

Joey, Wow what a shot. Superb eyes and stunning composition. Ganesh

Well done Joey! This is very good photo and very good focus! Great job! Cheers Josh Lewis.

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