Male Habronattus sp. - Arizona

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    **Update! 7/5/12 - I still don't know the species - but what's really important - he may actually not even have a name yet - more info hopefully coming soon!**

    Yet another handsome Habronattus sp. from southern Arizona collected by a member of the Elias Lab! Haven’t had any luck tracking down an ID on this little guy so far – will update the title once I find out!

    Note the variation in the setae that make up the patterns in his face - elongated wispy setae compose the pale blue while shorter, stubbier setae make the surrounding orange. In retrospect, I wish I would have attempted a higher magnification portrait as well to get a better look at the really thick iridescent pinkish setae bunched up around the eyes. Really a beautiful species – interested in finding out what he is exactly.

    So – this was 2 shots focus stacked in Zerene stacker and then just a bit of a 3rd shot to get a little more detail in the palps. 50mm reversed on two sets of extension tubes and cropped. Shot him as he hopped about on dry leaves collected from the environment - the blue in the background is my shirt.


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    1. Chrissie2003 21 months ago | reply

      having another look

    2. AlaskaFreezeFrame 21 months ago | reply

      AWESOME!!! as always!!!!

    3. torn80cj 21 months ago | reply

      I love this, the blue patch seems to make this one look inverted when compared to the other spider you photographed. No telling how many different habronattus jumpers that are still not documented.

    4. Rob Felton 21 months ago | reply

      Just awesome :)

    5. Michael Turton 21 months ago | reply

      I just viewed the video on youtube about macro photography, and saw your homemade diffuser. Why do you use that and not a ring flash?


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    7. Boris Mitendorfer Photography 19 months ago | reply

      Only 3 shots for such details? Amazing!

    8. AshtonNekolah 19 months ago | reply

      Outstanding shots man indeed.

    9. Jane Nesbitt 15 months ago | reply

      WOW !!! Absolutely brilliant!

    10. Xtro718 14 months ago | reply

      Incredible!!! I Must ask whats lens did you use?

    11. StefanMilojkovic 14 months ago | reply

      I love your macros!! :)

    12. Araneæ 13 months ago | reply

      Beautiful !

    13. shuling2013 10 months ago | reply

      wonderful. cute.

    14. hibru 7 months ago | reply

      nice one, stacked???

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