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Jumping Spider


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I've been trying for several weeks to take a shot of this jumping spider species that's in my yard and this frame is the best that I've managed to capture so far. Extremely skittish, even when it's feeding on another critter, and it never pauses for very long. Right after I took this shot it jumped onto my lens and I had to coax it onto my finger so I could put it back on the Sage plant it was hunting on. There isn't any pollen on that Sage, so no idea where it came from. Every time I see a spider with pollen on it I think it's carrying bait...

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (over 3x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT with a Kaiser adjustable flash shoe on the "A" head (the key), E-TTL metering, -1/3 FEC). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. In post I used Topaz Denoise AI and Clarity in that order. There was no significant light source in the background and nothing close by to bounce the flash off of so the background came out black.
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Image size
6000x4000px 2.52 MB
Canon EOS 80D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Focal Length
65 mm
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Date Taken
Apr 2, 2021, 2:13:23 PM
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Mira55X's avatar

so cute!!! love jumpers

they're so cute and smart!

dalantech's avatar

They seem to have a personality, and it is unique to the individual.

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jeanbeanxoxo's avatar

I've always been a bit scared of spiders. ^^; But close up it doesn't look that scary. :) Great shot!!

SkyPotatoFire's avatar

When did you take a picture of your first insect, arachnid excetera ?

dalantech's avatar

Don't remember actually -would have to go back through my gallery to find the date. I don't photograph them very often. I think that most of the jumping spider shots you see are of "pets' -specimens that are kept in a tank. Easy to get close to them cause they are almost domesticated. Wild ones are a PITA to get close to.

TheBootesArtVoid's avatar

love these little guys, they're so cute and I love the way they look at you with curiosity.

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