Jumping Spider (Two Photographs)

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Four years ago I would run in the opposite direction from any spider. Today if I find one in the house I capture it and release it and I quite like taking pictures of spiders. Few are as attractive as the jumping spider family. This particular spider is exhibiting what humans think of as curiosity, and it’s a trait ascribed by many to jumping spiders. When I come across a jumping spider and it sees me it rises on its front legs and stares back. In fact it’s probably in a semi-aggressive stance trying to look bigger. These spiders are harmless and people do pick them up and have a look at them without problem. They are not above jumping onto your clothes (I have had more on my jacket than I have been able to shoot!). Given their diet of flies, mosquitoes etc. we should be grateful for their work. Very impressive creatures, it’s amazing to watch them do their high-flying act from one bush to another. These are old photographs, published for the first time.

12 responses

  1. Fabulous!!

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    April 21, 2017 at 2:49 am

  2. great shots!

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    April 21, 2017 at 6:28 am

  3. Yes… these guys are still spiders, however I find them cute 😋

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    April 21, 2017 at 6:32 am

  4. bkcitta

    Very nice!!

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    April 21, 2017 at 11:08 am

  5. I did not bring my macro lens with me to Mexico, but in May, I will start photographing the small world and will be looking for spiders… These are amazing… Well captured!

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    April 21, 2017 at 12:52 pm

  6. Great photos and interesting information

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    April 22, 2017 at 10:48 am

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