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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    1. Diatoms 21 months ago | reply

      I always have liked these little spiders! Maybe because I originally described the species and observed their very strange courtship (the male jumps at the end of sideways runs, flashing the metallic undersides to the femora of their first two pairs of legs.)

      Very nice shots! Makes me want to start doing macro-photography again!

    2. davidexuvia 21 months ago | reply

      Impresionante la foto y el video!!

    3. Wyatt Westerkamp 21 months ago | reply

      Just wondering, what do you use to make your softbox? The light looks perfectly diffused.

    4. Juzz2012 21 months ago | reply

      Love your work Thomas, always a pleasure when it pops up

    5. Pog's pix 20 months ago | reply

      Awesome spider :)... and a superb capture.

    6. Heather Green Photography 19 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous colors, amazing have such an amazing set of photos here on flickr. Came by via the article on petapixel ;-)

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    8. Moh Almuslihi 18 months ago | reply

      سبحان الله ..
      amazing shoot..

    9. lucarte 15 months ago | reply

      The best...

    10. Bad Alley 10 months ago | reply

      Love his toothless old man grin!

    11. ~*Ms. Spiller*~ 10 months ago | reply

      ~Absolutely beautiful !!!~


    12. BethBerryhill 9 months ago | reply

      I am amazed at all your photos..I thought mine were good until I found guess I need to get closer...Love the work

    13. bromand 4 months ago | reply

      excellent work
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