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lion rock

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Not an easy job for you having the lens right on the subject, don't they move?
Anyway, excellent catch.
-r
 

EHBoe

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lion rock said:
Not an easy job for you having the lens right on the subject, don't they move?
Anyway, excellent catch.
-r
They sure do move. It's easiest if you can catch them while eating, but sometimes you will come upon a spider that is more curious than afraid. The rest require equal measures of patience and luck. Thanks!

Ed
 

lion rock

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Found her after coming home from dinner!
Glad I saw her and not the other way round.
Kind of pretty, though, but if it bites ....
Hmmmmmm ...
-r
 

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lion rock

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Saw her yesterday at breakfast, but she was spooked. At dinner tonight, I saw her caught her own dinner. Waited for it to get dark and cooler before getting my camera.
Camera .jpg, no edit, just reduce file size.
5D3, 100 f/2.8L II on tripod with 600 speedlight.
-r
 

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Aussie shooter

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Jumping spiders would have to be one of the best subjects on the planet to photograph. Transforming from what many consider a horrible creature to something so cute one can't help but love them

 

TheJock

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I must admit, I love looking at these awesome photos, but I think there's one item missing in each and every single shot ;D

I'm terrified of speeders :eek:
 

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Monte

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Aussie shooter said:
Jumping spiders would have to be one of the best subjects on the planet to photograph. Transforming from what many consider a horrible creature to something so cute one can't help but love them

Beautiful shot Aussie. I like these little guys as well. They are equally inquizitive, it's like they are trying to figure you out as well. They just sit there and move their head side to side trying to get a better look at you giving you lots of opertunity to take shots of them.
 

Monte

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Here's a couple of Jumping spider shots of a guy I found in my house. He's the biggest one I've ever seen around here. All the other ones I've found are only about 3 mm wide in the body, this one was about 10mm(3/8") wide.
 

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Monte

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Jul 7, 2013
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I don't know what kind this one is but I found him as well as many others hanging at just above head level along walkways in Jamaica that I'm positive that no one was noticing or there would have been a gong show! :eek:
Toe to toe was abut 3"!
 

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Monte

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Jul 7, 2013
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And the back side of him.
My files are to big and are still just below 5mb after I crop and downsize them forcing me to post them separately.
 

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Maximilian

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Monte said:
Here's an underside shot of the jumping spider where the fangs can be seen.
Really nice!

What was its size?

Edit: I just recognized that you displayed the answer some posts above. About 10 mm.
 

Mikehit

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Monte said:
I don't know what kind this one is but I found him as well as many others hanging at just above head level along walkways in Jamaica that I'm positive that no one was noticing or there would have been a gong show! :eek:
That's a banana spider (one of the orb-weavers). Larger specimens have been known to capture and eat small birds.

At the other end of the spectrum, this is one I photographed the other day - the ball it is standing on is about 80mm across so you get an idea of size. it was taken with the 7D2+100mm f2.8 LIS macro using flash reflected off a modifier.
A bit of fill-in would have been nice but you live and learn...
 

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joe_r

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I'm kind of with Stewart K on this, I generally keep my distance from them. But I had one outside my house earlier this year and got to watch it in action, which was beautiful. I was surprised at how fast the spider moved to wrap up it's meal for safe keeping.

Wrap it up to go by Joe, on Flickr