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By Paul_Iddon  
Found this little jumping spider (Salticadae) - latin name Salticus scenicus, bounding across the lid of the wheelie bin this morning - and that meant no nice surface to photograph it on, so I transferred it via a strawberry plant leaf onto my trusty old bird table.

Needless to say, once there, she buggered off and stayed out of sight for ten minutes, but eventually found courage to explore the new surroundings and popped her head over an edge for long enough for me to fire off 5 shots. This was the best of those.

I just love the eyes.

No crop on this except for a slight rotation. Editing involved cloning a white patch of something or other out and a gaussian blur layer to soften the cloning back a little.

Used 3 extension tubes on the Sigma 105, natural light. Taken at ISO 400 to keep the shutter speed up. No noise reduction required.

C&C as always encouraged.


Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: 105mm
Image Date: 2010-05-31
Focal Length: 105mm
Aperture: f/9.5
Exposure Time: 0.0056 s (1/180)
ISO equiv: 400
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No
Color Space: sRGB
Photographer: Paul Iddon
Copyright: A View of the UK - Paul Iddon Photography


Tags: Macro Jumping Spider Close-up Close-up and macro Jumper Wildlife and nature Iddon Canon eos 550d Satlicus scenicus

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31 May 2010 11:11AM
An excellent capture, well done!

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31 May 2010 11:52AM
Excellent, your patience rewarded
SueTurner 13 81 3 England
31 May 2010 12:19PM
yes the eyes are good, also like the open space and comp
Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
31 May 2010 1:41PM
Superb macro, well composed image.
andymark 8 1 England
31 May 2010 6:33PM
great close up
Gemma9 9 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2010 11:51AM
Great macro shot!

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