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Adult Male Habronattus hallani Jumping Spider - Arizona

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What?! Another amazing Habronattus species from Arizona?! You bet - more to come too!


H. hallani is particularly odd with an amazingly colorful and iridescent display of setate across the face and underarms. Group members collected two male specimens - one little guy (seen above) and a larger, more robust specimen that proved to be impossible to photograph.


Shot with two sets of extension tubes (maybe one or two sections out) and a reversed 50mm prime. Focus stacked from 4 images in Zerene Stacker. Once again, the background is my blue shirt I laid across a table as a makeshift studio to document all the species being collected. As you may have noticed, I usually prefer to utilize the sky or natural elements to fill the backgrounds of certain exposures, but given the situation, I was surprised by how well this worked out.


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Taken on June 23, 2012