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photoblog image Garden Wonders #2

Garden Wonders #2

This splendid little Jumping Spider seemed as interested in me as I was in it.

 

In the second image you can see that it has 6 eyes.

 

Jumping Spider

Garden Wonders #2

This splendid little Jumping Spider seemed as interested in me as I was in it.

 

In the second image you can see that it has 6 eyes.

 

Jumping Spider

comments (15)

Cute little thing...
Ray: They are wonderful critters, Larry...most likely to jump onto your camera when you get close.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 19 Dec 2017, 00:46
Joli face à  face.
Ray: Attractive, comique, curieuse, Martine.
He's awesome! And these photos are awesome! Jumping spiders always seem a curious sort... This guy should actually have 8 eyes.... there should be two minor ones just out of your view. You might like this diagram:
https://twitter.com/_cingraham/status/846374402115678209
Ray: Thank you, Elizabeth. I love observing Jumping Spiders, and knowing they are also observing me.

I believe you are quite correct about the number of his eyes...what I mean't to say was "...at least 6 eyes"...so thank you for the correction.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 19 Dec 2017, 05:52
Somehow, it looks more like an intelligent mammal with those two eyes (the big ones), Ray. I think I would find the fact that it jumps
a bit disconcerting
Ray: Jumping Spiders are really the personification [critterification] of "cute", Lisl...they dance about...they are curious about things and like to investigate...they are very athletic, and can jump quite a long way. I often have them jump on my camera or my hand or face when I am trying to make shote like these. They don't eat, nor even taste, humans.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 19 Dec 2017, 05:52
Fabulous pictures, by the way
Ray: Thank you, Lisl.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 19 Dec 2017, 06:21
I like the way nature has provided it with the ability to look in several directions at once. I guess this must be a defence mechanism?
Ray: For defence, but also for hunting, Chris.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 19 Dec 2017, 06:53
It looks a bit grumpy Ray.
Ray: Yes...I forgot to take a sacrificial mosquito when I visited its leaf, Chad.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Dec 2017, 07:12
Amazing! Hat a fabulous image and wonderful creature. I wish I had six eyes (or even two that worked properly). No doubt that it looking at you thinking that there's enough meat there for at least of couple of weeks.
Ray: It certainly had a good appraising look at me, Alan...as it did not jump for my throat I can only assume it was more inclined to go with mosquitoes than Rays today.
Tes photos l'embellissent car je ne suis pas fan ...Grace à  toi je peux mieux la voir ..
Merci
Bonne journée
Ray: Beaucoup de gens n'aiment pas les Araignées, Claudine. Celui-ci est minuscule, inoffensif et amusant à observer.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Dec 2017, 07:42
Sorry, this spider looks like a monster- six eyes- oh, how horrible, but good for the insect- sometimes I wished I had also two eyes on my back.
Ray: Such a comical clown of a critter, Philine...great fun in the garden and the house, and it eats mosquitoes.
Reminds me of Lucas the spider that the kids like on youtube

https://youtu.be/VrS6akzR3sk
Ray: Spiders are a bit like cartoon critters, Bill.
i wonder what did hair raising object did this jumping spider see, Ray! grin you make me miss the macro lens.
Ray: Quite a lovely character, isn't it, Ayush.

I enjoy the 100mm macro lens, but also shot insects with my biggest telephoto, or with the 24-105L at 105.

I have even made some macro shots with my phonecam.
I wonder why they are so bristly. It would not seen to be an aerodynamic design. S/he is quite beautiful in you excellent shot.
Ray: I think the bristles are for protection, Mary...against heat and cold as well as insect foe.
Not the most attractive looking of characters.
Ray: Oh, Brian...a matter of taste I suppose but I think it is exquisite!
Terrific shot, Ray!

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