The pose of a Male Jumping Spider
This is possibly a Sitticus pubescens, Euophrys erratica, or Sitticus caricis, it is really hard to tell them apart and so would be appreciated thanks :)
On Thursday, i went out at around 6 in the evening into the back to look for a fly to feed a Salticus i am keeping to study over a few weeks.
When i approached the window sill to the house, i noticed a small brown spider scuttle beneath the window frame.
I waited till it popped its head out again and then caught it. As soon as i saw it, i knew it wasn't a Salticus and viewing it under the microscope i knew i had finally found a different species, of which one i do not know.
Very happy to have found something other than a zebra Jumping spider and i hope to find the other 15 or so you can potentially find throughout Britain now i am off from 6th form and school forever...
Today's weather was drizzle so i also on a brighter note built a new Flash diffuser, like that of Thomas Shahan's with advice from Colin Hutton (A magnificent Macro Photographer )
Also, i got my 28mm F2.8 EF lens off Ebay for only 140, something i have wanted since last year, so all in all a very good week for me that can only get better !
This photo, amongst 4 other nice ones took me around an hour to get. Since i didn't want to use him for a stack i just chased him around, waited for him to stop, then clicked away, and fortunately as i did so he looked right up at the diffuser to give this beautiful pose which i thought was just so great.
This was a single image taken with my new 28mm f2.8 EF reversed onto some extension tubes, flash at full blast.
Hope you like it, have a great Jubilee and a nice weekend !!!