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Freya sp. (F. maculatipes?) Male Jumping Spider - Belize | by Thomas Shahan
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Freya sp. (F. maculatipes?) Male Jumping Spider - Belize

Here's an overlooked shot I took of a handsome little Freya sp. male during the last BugShot course in Belize a few months back. I realize I've posted this species before - but this specimen was much larger with more color present in the eyes and cleaner maculations throughout the body.


To give a sense of scale, here's a crappy wide-angle macro of the same species (but a different specimen missing some legs) atop my ring finger:


Here's a review I did recently of this new Venus 60mm macro (that can do 2:1 *and* infinity focus!)


Once again, I will be co-instructing a workshop course in Belize this year with Alex Wild, John Abbott, and for the first time - the fantastic Nicky Bay! (


More information on upcoming workshops here:


...and finally, if you're not *solely* interested in macro - I regularly post new photos over here - but be forewarned, there'll be a lot of boring waterfall photos because I don't have the access to salticids I used to now that I've moved:

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Uploaded on March 7, 2015