Jumping spider on intense orange flower

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Jumping spider on intense orange flower

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I haven't had time lately to do much photography, but I couldn't resist this "arm's length macro" grab shot.

The big splotch of color on the spider's back does a good job of matching the color of these flowers. I have no idea whether that's significant somehow.

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Technical: Canon A710 IS, macro mode, auto everything (1/100 sec, f/4). Cropped to about 70% of original frame width.

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These jumping spiders are amazing looking creatures. Are the green bits behind the pedipalps associated with the fangs Rik?

Nice capture attesting to the value of having a convenient compact at the ready.

Bruce :D

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Colorful shot there Rik. Jumping spiders in my area seem to be quite shy and tend to duck behind something when I try to get a shot of them. The orange spot on its back, matching the color of the flower, does make one wonder, as you noted. :D

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Bruce Williams wrote:Are the green bits behind the pedipalps associated with the fangs Rik?
They sure are. See this old post for more detail on the association.

Ken, the jumpers around here range from peek-a-boo to put-up-your-dukes. This little fellow was kind of in the middle. He stayed put for a while, then scurried under the flower, then scurried back out again when I put a finger under the flower with him. This particular shot was taken after all that.

--Rik

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We have more of the "put up your dukes" jumping spiders :lol: . Nice capture Rik
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Post by beetleman »

The colors and the composition are excellent Rik. Makes the whole picture very striking IMO.
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