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Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-09-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-12 0:53
Viewed: 1164
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This little Jumping Spider has found home in the memory stick slot of my office CPU. I found it out of the slot this morning and tried to shoot it with my Sony compact. However, in view of low light and black surface of the CPU, it did not work out. Eventually I shot it using 105mm macro lens on my DSLR.

The jumping spider family (Salticidae) contains more than 500 described genera and about 5,000 described species, making it the largest family of spiders with about 13% of all species. Jumping spiders have some of the best vision among arthropods and use it in courtship, hunting, and navigation. Although they normally move unobtrusively and fairly slowly, most species are capable of very agile jumps, notably when hunting, but sometimes in response to sudden threats or crossing long gaps. Both their book lungs and the tracheal system are well-developed, and they use both systems. Jumping spiders are generally recognized by their eye pattern. All jumping spiders have four pairs of eyes with one pair being their particularly large anterior median eyes.


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Hi Ram,

A very nice macro of this little jumper, excellent focus within the dof. Colours look natural. Would the spider in your pc be regarded as a virus or bug?
Like the flash reflection in 4 of it's 8 eyes.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend, regards Bill.


Viao Ram, great macro of lovely young spider with fantastic eyes, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Ram
allways nice to see a picture from a jumpingspider
i like this pose and colours
thanks gr lou

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2415] (10648)
  • [2015-09-12 7:59]

Hi Ram,
Great macro of Jumping Spider ..
Superb quality, nice colours, sharp and very good composition.
Best wishes,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-09-12 16:37]

Hello Ram,
A great shot of this cute little Jumping Spider who found a home in your memory stick slot. At first glance I actually thought it was partially submerged in some murky looking water until I read your note....how neat a shot is this. I love the way you can easily see it's large eyes with a bit of catchlight. Nicely framed and displaying wonderful detail.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 89 N: 15611] (65309)
  • [2015-09-13 12:54]

Hi Ram,a very artistic composition and curious perspective to show us this magnificent face to face with this small jump spider,the sharpness of the eyes is fantastic,they seems black diamonds,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano.

Hello Ram,
Great image....Excellent focus on the eye of this interesting spider. You catch a wonderful macro image from the best POV.
Thanks for sharing!

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