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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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This apparently tipsy female Phidippus regius female (found by a helpful Guillaume Dury) was more than willing to pose for photos from several attendees at the 2012 Bugshot 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 single shot taken with a 50mm prime reversed on a set of extension tubes.

 

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If you're into macro photography, entomology, or just want to hang out in Central America - I'm proud to announce I will once again co-instructing a Bugshot, a macro-photography workshop with Alex Wild, John Abbott, and Piotr Naskrecki - this time in BELIZE! More information can be found here and here

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Taken on August 25, 2012