furry jumper

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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rdmc - Nov 19, 2011 10:37 pm - Voted 10/10


Not fond of spiders, except in pictures. Thanks for sharing. Great photo!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Nov 20, 2011 9:04 am - Voted 10/10

Great Portrait,

nice reflection in the eyes!


slowbutsteady - Nov 20, 2011 5:06 pm - Hasn't voted

home pets??

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.


Noondueler - Nov 20, 2011 10:45 pm - Voted 10/10

Looks like 4 eyes

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.


slowbutsteady - Nov 21, 2011 9:46 am - Hasn't voted

4 eyes

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

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