(If you would like to see more angles of this species, here is a nice set of images I took of another H. mitrata male earlier last summer: bugguide.net/node/view/277988)
Found and photographed on a rusty bridge last July - I'm just now getting around to sorting through some of the shots I took last summer!
The bridge I found him on has proven quite a fruitful area during the summer months for arthropods - nearly everytime I've crossed it, I've encountered jumpers. Just to see them spin around and frantically wave their little arms as you walk by makes visiting the spot worthwhile! Just to name a few salticid finds - Phidippus putnami, Phidippus audax, Hentzia mitrata, Hentzia palmarum, Admestina tibialis, Zygoballus rufipes... almost all immature, but where there are young ones there are adults of course. This same location also has some of the largest horseflies I have ever seen - I'll have to return next summer and get some video of them sucking my blood!
I took several photos of this little guy (~4mm body length), including my usual high-mag portraits, but I thought this was the best shot of the bunch. It's a bit different than my usual posts, but I figured I should "back up" a bit with my compositions, even though the low-angle portraits and eye shots have kind of become my thing.
Taken with the 50mm reversed on extension tubes (not many) at f/11 or so. I applied a little bit of vignetting in Photoshop to add a bit of variation to the background he's on.