Adult Male Jumping Spider Hiding in Leaves - (Habronattus coecatus)

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    What a beautiful day today was!

    I set out to look for bugs around 4 and by about 6 PM I had found 4 adult male Habronattus coecatus, 2 female H. coecatus (maturity unknown), one Phidippus audax female, several young frogs, a fairly large moth in perfect shape, several beetles, countless young Rabidosa rabida wolf spiders, 2 adult male Blue Birds, and a little bright yellow bird with a black head that I don't know the name of... any suggestions?

    The above photo was taken with the 50mm reversed to the bellows and is full frame. Pretty low magnifcation for me, but I just couldn't bring myself to crop it (the eyes are just slightly out of focus anyways). Images like this never get as many views but that doesn't really matter.

    Danny Perez Photography, jciv, k-dj, and 188 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. OakleyOriginals 72 months ago | reply

      LOVE this photo of the male jumping spider hiding in the red leaves. EXCELLENT SHOT!

    2. gina2299 72 months ago | reply

      Wow! Sounds like the perfect day to me!

    3. zxgirl 71 months ago | reply

      So very cute! The red of his environment is nicely accented by his facial band.

      Your blue-violet flower looks to me like Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium montanum), which I love. =)

    4. Tome Rodrigo 71 months ago | reply

      Hello Opo, I would appreciate if you could add your photo in to my group HQ Macro Thank you

    5. Conor Ryan 71 months ago | reply

      Well, what can I say: Simply my most favorite creatures on the planet earth. If I had my life to live over again, I would come back as a jumping spider........... The best eyes ever created!!!

    6. somatochlora 69 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Habronattus jumping spiders, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    7. Milusa 69 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Macros de Naturaleza - Macros of Nature (Post 1, comment 3), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    8. Milusa 69 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Spectacular Insects - invited images only, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. Nayana :D 69 months ago | reply

      This one is unique in its bg..
      Very nicely captured... I think he's a lil' shy.. :)

    10. iwishmynamewasmarsha 68 months ago | reply

      Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the detail and the colors!

    11. spacehound 67 months ago | reply

      The flower at the bottom looks like Blue Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium montanum) to me.

    12. ArrynBlue 67 months ago | reply

      Absolutely beautiful....I love spiders.
      I wish that one day I'll be able to take such a good spider shot as yours.

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    13. mycoloradocats [deleted] 67 months ago | reply

      This is my favorite spider...only I always called it a wolf spider because of the way it pounces on its food and has such a voracious appetite. I know it truely isn't a wolf spider...they are much bigger and legger from what I hear. These little jumpers are the best. Absolutely the insect/macro photography I've seen. Keep up the great work! Hope you write a book of how to get great pictures like that, in short form of course, I would buy it! Best of luck to you Thomas!!!!!!!!!!

    14. december*sun 66 months ago | reply

      this is absolutely stunning !! instant fav

    15. Kuzeytac 66 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Alemdag "Quality Only" Club -Admin Invite+Member Post- P1C2, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Your photo is great and really has quality.
      So please click the "Add it" button

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    16. V. H. Hammer 66 months ago | reply

      Beautiful spider image; you've made spiders seem cuddly.

    17. gred. 44 months ago | reply

      I invite your macroemotion in my group
      Macro-emotions !

    18. vivi puspita1 44 months ago | reply

      i like this....

    19. al-ienvision 31 months ago | reply

      your macro work is fantastic... my brother sent a link to your video... (knew I liked macro...)
      really well done!... recognized this from the video. I almost broke my camera the first time a jumping spider hopped onto my lens!! great work here....

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