Female Phidippus Audax Jumping Spider

A nice, little, female jumping spider I got a chance to photograph recently. Maybe 5-6mm is size.


This shot is a focus stack of 2 photos taken with the 50mm reversed on the bellows. Maybe f/11.


Lit with an old Vivitar Thyristor flash with a piece of computer paper taped to the top.


If I'm incorrect with the species or sex, notify me, as I'm not 100% sure this spider was a Phiddipus Audax.


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  • Steve Hamilton 7y

    Very nice!! Love the reflection in the eyes.

  • Constantine Zuev 7y

    Stunning details 8)
  • Phira U 7y

    good lighting! Awesome textures on the jaws!
  • Luis Ferreira 7y

    Really nice shot!!!
  • ©Toni soria 7y

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  • Joseph Accurso 7y

    Awesome macro! Love these little jumpers! Great work!

    Extraordinary !! Definitely a winner!
    and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
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  • Anthony 7y

    Quite a burly jumper. Love the iridescent colors.
  • Ash 7y

    Beautiful! She looks like she's trying to stay crammed into your frame, too. ;-)
  • Pure Abstract 7y

    what a strange creature..

    its great shot

    keep it up
  • Carlos Meraz 7y

    Man you are a genius!
  • Matt Cole 7y

    very nice, and a great looking spider.

  • Dan Invisible 7y

    I just finished my first "photo-session" with a jumping spider today. Obviously, nothing I took compares with anything on your stream but I came away with a new-found respect and... I guess one could say, "affection" for these little guys. Great shots! Shows what dedication mixed with tenacity, creativity and skill can accomplish.
  • Meera Navare 7y

    Wow! Thats such a beautiful spider!
  • Yannick Mahé 6y

    It has a mesmerizing this splendid spider look, I love your artistic style and your technical proficiency!
    Opo congratulations for your wonderful achievements, hat!

    Best regards

  • Costiniuc Mircea 4y

    I arahnofobie, but these photos are wonderful
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Taken on January 1, 2005
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