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Jumping Spider #4

Jumping Spider #4
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1681 W: 0 N: 3120] (13752)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-14
Categories: Spiders
Camera: canon s3 is
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Jumping spiders (Salticidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-16 23:53
Viewed: 6699
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
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This is another species of Jumping Spider that found in the vicinity of my place. A short note of this family of spiders:

The jumping spiders (family Salticidae) contains more than 500 genera and over 5,000 species, making it the largest family of spiders with about 13% of all species.

Jumping Spiders are generally diurnal, active hunters animal. As most spiders they also have four pairs of eyes arranged in three or four rows. Two large ones in the middle and two small ones are looking forward. This front, and most distinctive row is enable stereoscopic vision. Above the front row is a second row of two tiny eyes and behind these there is a set of two large eyes looking upward. Spiders have singular eyes like mammals, unlike the insects that have compound eyes. The eyes are also capable to see color. The spider can turn its carapace (breast) more than 45 degrees to look around.

Most other spiders will only eat prey that they have captured live because they are unable to see dead prey (some long-legged sac spiders and anyphaenid sac spiders are exceptions as they recognize insect eggs as food) but jumping spiders will eat flies that have been killed for them.

The legs are not especially muscled for jumping but instead a jump is propelled by an explosive release of hydraulic pressure in the 4 hind legs. Unlike web-bound spider that have 3 claws, the salticids have 2 claws plus a scopulae pad (tuft of hair) that enables to adhere to various surfaces. A Jumping spider can leap 25 times its own body length and may high jump 20cm or more.

When a jumping spider is moving from place to place, and especially just before it jumps from one place to another, it tethers a filament of silk to whatever it is standing on. Should it fall for one reason or another, it climbs back up the silk tether.

Jumping spiders are known for their curiosity since the spider is interested in whatever approaches it. If one approaches a jumping spider and attempts to place one's hand near it, rather than quickly scuttle away in search of cover, the arachnid will more likely than not, turn to face the hand. This is contrast to other spiders, which will sense the hand and run for safety,

The family name is derived from the Latin "salto" which means to dance with pantomimic gestures. Interesting and amusing studies have been done on mating dances carried out by male spiders which consist of ostentacious and ridiculous weaving and lurching accompanied by waving and signalling with the palps. The antics are sometimes mimicked by the females perhaps as a signal to the male that she has got into the swing of things and is available to mate.


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Hello Jitti, I love this spider!
Nice details and colors.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-01-17 2:40]

Hi Jitti.
Very nice macro.Great details and beautiful colours.Nicely composed.
Nice done.TFS
Greetings Milos

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-17 2:48]

Hi Jitti.
Next your amazing spider shot with outstanding POV, details and colours. As usual for your macro works DOF is selected extremely well. My compliments and TFS

Sorry, I have no time. I have just returned from short business trip and hasten for work.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-17 3:48]

Hi Jitti

Great jumping Jack, it’s a jumping spider…! This is really a very small little spider and you managed excellently to capture it in all its intricate beauty. It seems like it only had eyes for you.

It is an excellent composition & POV with good colour saturation. The details on this small guy are stunning, the plane of the DOF is clearly visible and it rendered the leave in the BG well OOF to enhance the spider while the exposure was absolutely spot-on to show some lovely contrasts on the white and black areas of the arachnid.

Very well done and TFS.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-17 3:54]


This is another splendid jumping spider species from you!
The "zebra" theme on its hair looks great! ;)
I really like the frontal POV that shows those mig and beautiful eyes, the sharpness of the details is impeccable and the DOF is great!
Charming colors and lighting, too.
I would really like to find some of these this year...your photos inpired me :)

Bravo and TFS

Another well shot jumping spider picture, JC. This one looks like a white tiger :-)!
The numerous eyes of spiders intrigue me. I wonder how having so many eyes benefits them.
The eyes of this one are well captured and seem to be staring out at me.
TFS and bye.

hi jitti,
lovely capture,
well composed shot,
nice pov, sharpness is good
well saturated colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Jitti,
Excellent detail/sharpness in this tiny jumper..
Great POV of the face/head, I like it!
Very well done.

Salut Jetti
Elle est superbe cette prise de vue,Très belle définition du sujet et bon details, bonne macro, Merci et au revoir....JP

Hello Jiiti,

Excllent work, great colors bG POV DOF perfect details very crisp, nicly composed and captured photo excllent work

TFS Kyle

salut jitti
une belle serie sur le araignée ,celle-la encore est parfaite et surtout les yeux.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-17 15:03]

Hi Jitti,
Excellent capture of this tiny spider with very good detais, dof, pov and composition.
TFS, José M.

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 260 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2007-01-17 15:36]

Hi Jitti,
What a most extraordinary and amazing looking spider....a bit more exotic than the one shown in my most recent image.Really crystal clear and sharp with the detail down to the fine hairs on its legs and those hypnotic eyes.Very good work...well done my friend.
Regards, David

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-01-17 16:16]

Hi Jitti,
another creepy spider, long legged and full of hairy detail. POV, sharpness and colors are very good.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-17 23:28]

Hello Jitti

Excellent detail,you have captured the tiny hairs on both the spider and the leaf.Great POV brings us right into the spider's world.Very good DOF ,the details are sharp.TFS


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2007-01-18 16:20]

Hello Jitti !
I like the colors of this spider, I have never seen a black-and-white one before. I also like how it looks directly at you. Excellet details and wonderful composition, as always on your pictures. Very well done !

Hi Jitti,
Very good image. You manage the s3 is very well. I was thinking about Horia's image I just critiqued. Same camera too.
Once again: great work!

Hello JC,
Those hairy guys are totally awesome!
And that row of eyes makes him look like something out of a Jules Verne novel...
You capture well the details in this kind of scary fellow!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Hi, Jitti.
Great macro. Interesting spider. Good composition and sharpness. Like also pose and eye contact.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-01-22 0:35]

Dear Jitti,
Your story is very interesting and your photo is so hairy - the combination is just one of the best spider works on TN. A favoutite, no doubt!

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2007-03-05 21:26]

Hello Jitti!
Beautiful picture of this ugly creature! I hate spiders! Well, its not my kind of hobbie to go out catching spiders, specially jumping ones! (laugh) Anyway, your capture is amazing and this monster is really wild and different. Well done!

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