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Jumping spider (phidippus mystaceus). This spider kept running toward my lens, perhaps seeing a reflection. I was the one jumping! Olympus E-30 and Sigma 105mm macro lens. Nov. 5, 2011

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rdmcEeeek!

rdmc

Voted 10/10

Not fond of spiders, except in pictures. Thanks for sharing. Great photo!
:0)
Posted Nov 19, 2011 10:37 pm

Ejnar FjerdingstadGreat Portrait,

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Voted 10/10

nice reflection in the eyes!
Posted Nov 20, 2011 9:04 am

slowbutsteadyhome pets??

slowbutsteady

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These spiders are often found around outside door frames of a house and around the guttering. I have read of people who actually keep them around the house as pets. I haven't got that deep as yet, but they are very photogenic! Thank you for your vote and comments.
Posted Nov 20, 2011 5:06 pm

NoonduelerLooks like 4 eyes

Noondueler

Voted 10/10

2 big and 2 wide smaller ones? How big is the dude? Is that it's big mouth below the eyes, lol?
I don't know squat about spiders.
Posted Nov 20, 2011 10:45 pm

slowbutsteady4 eyes

slowbutsteady

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Thanks for your vote and comment. There is actually one more medium size, and I think one, very small eye on the side and rear quarter of the sides of the head. The mouth is below the green structures you can see when you enlarge image. The fangs (yikes!) attach to those green structures. Spider was about five-eights inch, rather small, but looks big with the up-close lens. slowbutsteady
Posted Nov 21, 2011 9:46 am

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slowbutsteadySubmitted by slowbutsteady
on Nov 19, 2011 8:34 pm

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