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Old 07-16-2014, 04:40 PM   #1
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Jumping spider feeding on cricket (pics)


I found this Phidippus jumping spider wandering around on my living room ceiling. Before releasing it outside I thought Id take a few photos, and considering that its abdomen looked a little small, I gave it a two-week old cricket to eat.

These photos were also a test of a new flash bracket and diffuser Ive put together. I have to say that I am very pleased with the results!

There are a couple more photos of this critter on my blog.

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www.macrocritters.wordpress.com

Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens: Zuiko 60mm micro four thirds macro
Settings: manual exposure (F11 @ 1/200 sec)
Lighting: Olympus FL-36 flash (1/4 power)
ISO: 200

P7140424 jumping spider copyright ernie cooper 2014 by ernie.cooper, on Flickr

P7140429 jumping spider copyright ernie cooper 2014 by ernie.cooper, on Flickr
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:24 AM   #2
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I love jumping spiders.
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:38 AM   #3
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Awesome pics, especially the close up of the eyes!
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Old 07-18-2014, 04:12 AM   #4
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man love closeup shots of insects! It so interesting to see how they really look like if they were human sized/we were their size!
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:23 PM   #5
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jumping spiders get a free pass in my book. love those little guys. really tempted to keep one in a terrarium
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:48 PM   #6
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jumping spiders get a free pass in my book. love those little guys. really tempted to keep one in a terrarium
that would be cool!
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:48 PM   #7
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Beautiful spider, but I am glad they are only an inch or less! Nice photography, too.
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:15 PM   #8
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Awesome shots. He looks quite happy to pose w/ the cricket.
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:46 AM   #9
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Awesome pic of eyes
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:07 PM   #10
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Really cool spider. I am surprised he ate.
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:44 PM   #11
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WOW awesome pics! I love spiders!
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Jumping spiders are the only spiders i like. I am terrified of all the rest... I mean how can you dislike something that wear water droplets on there head just because?

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I don't do well with spiders however the little jumpers are as ok as a spider can get IMO...lol...I don't usually take shots of the creepy 8 legged devils even with my 90mm lens. I just can't make myself get close enough...here's one of the VERY few spider shots I've ever take...not nearly as good as these but i didn't try to stick around long enough to get better...

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A great site for buying jumping spiders is phids.net if you're interested
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