Gray wall jumping spider on my hand

Drainpipe

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I was pretty happy with the way these two turned out. I'm in the process of adjusting my diffusion setup to be a little softer and have less intense hot spots. I was running at 1/200s, ISO400, and f/11-f/13 with the MT-24EX at 1/8 or 1/4 on each head. I'm starting to experiment with more flash output (1/2) and lower ISO (200). Let me know what you think!
 

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lion rock

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Drainpipe,
Incredible shots.
How do you get your friend to stay still pose long enough to photograph?
You have a knack with creatures!
-r
 

NancyP

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That was my thought - I sometimes see one of these in my office, and it is an Olympian in speed related to body length. I assume it lives off the ants that have been making their way indoors. I can understand getting a nectarivore to sit and graze on a sugar drop on your finger, but these jumping spiders want 6-legged meat.
 

Drainpipe

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Click said:
Very nice shots. I especially like the second one. :)
Thank you! It was one I had to look at for a second.

unfocused said:
Honestly, your stuff is incredible.
Thank you, you’re too kind.

lion rock said:
Drainpipe,
Incredible shots.
How do you get your friend to stay still pose long enough to photograph?
You have a knack with creatures!
-r
Thank you! To be honest I just try to be as calm as I can with them, and the feeling seems to sometimes be mutual ;D

NancyP said:
That was my thought - I sometimes see one of these in my office, and it is an Olympian in speed related to body length. I assume it lives off the ants that have been making their way indoors. I can understand getting a nectarivore to sit and graze on a sugar drop on your finger, but these jumping spiders want 6-legged meat.
That is very true. With jumpers they’re constantly looking for the next place to jump, so you have to take opportunity when it comes.

Jack Douglas said:
Blows me away. Any tips?

Jack
Slow and steady for jumpers. They can be exhausting when they’re trying to find their next spot to jump. Sometimes I don’t even get a good shot with them, so I have to take a lot. I guess my tips would be to have a lot of patience and even more persistence.
 

zim

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I hate spiders!

But these are superb images, absolutely fascinating

Thanks for posting (I think )
 

NancyP

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You know, I USED to hate spiders. Then I began observing and photographing them. Now I only hate spider bites and getting spider webs in the face (complete with dead fly) while hiking. Actual spiders I see - I am fine with them.