A species of jumping spider found across north America and Europe.
These active hunters use their excellent eyesight to help stalk their
prey, before leaping on top of their victims at close range.
Prior to launching onto their prey they attach a silk line so that if they miss their prey they can climb back up the strand.
Mean jumping velocity is estimated to be between 64 and 79 cm/s
Sharpness affected by diffraction. best stick to a wider aperture at
Approx 2.5x life-size
Then cropped approx 30%
Light using an off axis Speedlight 430EX II for fill light with Stofen
diffuser fitted (in ETTL mode -2/3 EV) positioned overhead left of
Triggered using the 7D wireless IR triggering.
Explore position #375
21 Sep 2010
Image published on the BBC Nature website, home of Springwatch &
Image used in spider facts article