|Copyright: Keith Tease (TEASER) (49)|
|Date Taken: 2008-03-18|
|Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF100mmF2.8 Macro USM|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-04-05 5:24|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Neutrino (Phidippus audax)|
Jumping spiders, or salticids, are so named because they have a highly coordinated jumping ability with which they capture prey and traverse from plant to plant. Their sense of sight is extraordinary for invertebrates; they can see in color and the large front eyes focus on objects. Jumping spiders as adults may be as small as 1 mm in length or as large as 23 mm, but most are 5 to 10 mm. All jumping spiders are harmless to humans, although the larger species can give a locally painful bite if roughly handled.
This little fellow lives out behind my home under a milk crate. This was also my second photo sesion, I coaxed him in a small box I had lined with orange construction paper.
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- [2008-04-05 5:47]
This is a very good macro of the spider. Wonderfull image with excelent clear details and wonderfull colors. Very good rendering of spider eyes. Also a very interesting comopsition with the main subject positioned diagonaly.
Thank you for sharing,
Hello Keith & welcome to TN.
Nice macro of this jumper. The face and eyes are well focused, great details. A good POV and diagonal composition also.
- [2008-04-05 9:58]
Great Macro Photo. very good sharpness and well focus. I almost got one but it jump over My lens and then other jump and see you later my friend.
Wellcome to TN. and I hope to see many more grat photos from You.
great closeup of one of my favorite species. Did you know that jumping spiders have the intelligence of a small mammal, they actually use problem solving skill when hunting
- [2008-04-06 4:48]
Hello Keith, Looks like lights of space ship. Lovely focus and interestingly different POV.Nice composition. Ganesh