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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: 2017-08-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-08-06 2:15
Viewed: 879
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a fresh picture of a colourful Jumping Spider, this time not taken on my house terrace but in an unkempt wild nook on my school campus. The spider was so tiny my 105mm macro lens was struggling to bring it into focus. Many shots of it turned blurry and only this one turned out passable to be shared here.

The jumping spider family (Salticidae) contains over 600 described genera and more than 5800 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 tracheal system are well-developed, and they use both systems (bimodal breathing). Jumping spiders are generally recognized by their eye pattern. All jumping spiders have four pairs of eyes, with the anterior median pair being particularly large.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-08-06 2:42]

Hi Ram,perfect face to face with one the most usual guests of your gallery. A perfect capture of the jumping spider watching you,great DOF for the bes sharpness. Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Sir,

It's a fabulous macro of the jumping spider where you have obtained eye contact. The picture exhibits nice details with good sharpness.


Warm Regards,

Ciao Ram, great macro of fantastic jump spider, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ram,
Very good capture with such excellent details. A perfect macro image with nice colors.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-08-06 20:05]

Hello Ram,
A fantastic shot of this cute jumping spider with exceptionally long front legs. Almost reminds me of a crab spider. I love the little face, especially the white eyebrows white mustache and tiny little white goatee. Exceptional detail shown and just the right amount of exposure.

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