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Need ID - Jumping spider
Lens: M 50mm F/1.7 reversed on extension tubes Camera: K-7 
Posted By: yeatzee, 07-15-2010, 07:18 PM

I was just getting the settings right when it started to thunder and rain, so these are all I got before retreating inside:




another of its back


I can't figure out what species it is, so if you know please post what! I am keeping it in a small enclosure currently so i can continue shooting it later.... keep your eyes out for a jumping spider picture thread in the next couple of days

(im keeping 3 phidippus audax specimens also)
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07-15-2010, 09:58 PM   #2
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Looks great yeatzee, nice little catchlights in the eyes in #1.
As usual I love the colours and detail that you get.
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Looks great yeatzee, nice little catchlights in the eyes in #1.
As usual I love the colours and detail that you get.
cheers,
Hey Goddo! I hate the catchlight i get with my current setup, but I don't know a way around it currently

Thanks, but like I said these were just test shots to get the settings where I want them. I promise much better shots to come

As a side note: I just discovered one of my adult P. Audax jumping spiders I've kept for some time now was pregnent and I now have thousands of microscopic babies!

Pretty fascinating to watch the adult guard them
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here's a possible ID

this one has almost the exact same markings -

http://bugguide.net/node/view/26340/bgpage
http://bugguide.net/node/view/18953/bgpage
Phidippus adumbratus

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Great shots! I love those vivid background colours!
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Thanks, though they were just shots taken for ID purposes only. I've been super busy lately, but hopefully I will get a chance to take some legitament ones later this week
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don't know about spiders but that's just too colorful for me
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pablom Quote
don't know about spiders but that's just too colorful for me
Im not quite sure what you mean....

The photo's are too colorful and "vivid"? There were no saturation adjustments, and i believe this was shot in RAW. The flash really brings out that color really well

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There is a spider expert up the road from you in Riverside. Rick Vetter at UC-Riverside, Dept of Entomology.

UCR Spiders Site: Home That's one of the top entomology programs in the world (hint hint. )

QuoteOriginally posted by Pablom Quote
don't know about spiders but that's just too colorful for me
That's the way they are though. You need to take that up with a Higher Authority.
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Great shots, from which #1 is best IMO!
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