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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-21
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-30 9:50
Viewed: 2721
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Once again, I present the small jumping spider
- Marpissa muscosa
- family: Salticidae

This time from another point of view.
I like these small spiders because they are very vigilant and agile and fast responders.
Body length about 9 mm.

* Bellmann H (1997) Kosmos Atlas der Spinnentiere Europas. - Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.
* Bellmann H (1984) Spinnen beobachten - bestimmen. - Verlag Neumann-Neudamm, Melsungen.

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Ahhhh, noch so eine faszinierende Springspinne.
Hat diese auch Dein Objektiv "angefallen"?
Der Moment ist super - zusammen mit Deiner Überschrift einfach spitze.
Der Eyecatcher sind natürlich wieder die Augen, diese tolle Reflektion in den riesigen "Kugeln".
Vielen Dank, erstklassiges Bild - und nichts Alltägliches.
Liebe Grüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Ciao Peter, fantastic eyes for this lovely jumping spider, fine details and superb sharpness very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Peter,
Definitely, this is not a common POV for a Salticidae! ... looks ready to jump in anytime! The picture almost moves! A great macro friend Peter! congratulations! I do not know if you chose the pose, or expect to happen, but it is excellent!
Regards, TFS, Jesús

Hi Peter,

eine wirklich gelungene Aufnahme dieser eigentlich winzigen Springspinne. Auf dem Bild kommt sie eher als Vogelsinne rüber ;O)

Klasse! Ich bin immer wieder von Deinen Bildern begeistert und schaue mir diese gerne an!


Peter, the eyes of a Jumping Spider are its beauty spot and you have captured them in this shot with unusual dexterity.
Even the expression of looking up is captured well in it, justifying your caption to the picture.
As Sabine rightly said, it is an "erstklassiges Bild" without any doubt.
Thanks and regards.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-06-30 21:26]

Hi Peter.
Superb 3D-image of a cute spider. As usual for you macro works sharpness and details of the subject are ultimate. I also like rich colour palette of the image and attractive POV. Best wishes and TFS.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-07-01 4:34]

Hello Peter,
very well captured spider in its best sharpness and features well shown. I like the two dark eyes seen very clearly and the details of its hairiness.
The shallow depth really gives a dramatic and effective view.
Very nice composition.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-07-01 7:35]

fine image of cute little jumping spider with an attitude. tfs.

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