Thursday 31 July 2014

A Jumping Spider's Tummy

Regular readers of this blog will know that I rarely resist the opportunity to photograph a jumping spider. I think this individual is Sitticus pubescens, one of the more common species of jumping spider in the UK. It is also a species I find to be slightly, emphasis on slightly, more co-operative than some other species such as the Zebra Jumping Spider (Salticus scenicus).

This individual posed nicely for a few images and even showed me its underside, something I've not previously photographed.


A jumping spider's underside:

...and a couple of more conventional views:

All images taken with a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens and a diffused MT-24 flashgun.

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