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Female Jumping Spider - Phidippus regius - Florida | by Thomas Shahan
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Female Jumping Spider - Phidippus regius - Florida

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I've been back from Bugshot 2012 for about a week now and am just now getting around to editing some of the salticid photos I took while down in Florida. This wonderfully fluffy Phidippus regius female (found by a helpful Guillaume Dury) was more than willing to pose for photos from several attendees to the workshop. Given that one of my ultimate goals while in Florida was to find this exact species - I'm grateful that I finally got a chance to photograph one of North America's largest and most beautiful Phidippus species!


The image above is a focus stack of 2 shots taken with a 50mm prime reversed on a set of extension tubes.




In other, non arthropod photography related news, the physics based puzzle platformer video game I've been working on for the past year with Colin Northway, Incredipede, is nearing completion and will be launched soon. Check out the trailer, complete with all my weird woodcutty illustrations come to life here:


...also - for those of you with Steam accounts, vote for the game to be picked up by Steam here:

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Taken on August 25, 2012