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Master of his vast, two-leaf domain, this tiny Jumping Spider seems to have his eyes [all 6 of them] on the big one-eyed trespasser...there may be an ugly scene...

 

[Averted at the last moment when the photographer yielded...intimidated, no doubt by the critter's occular superiority.]

Possession [1/2]

Master of his vast, two-leaf domain, this tiny Jumping Spider seems to have his eyes [all 6 of them] on the big one-eyed trespasser...there may be an ugly scene...

 

[Averted at the last moment when the photographer yielded...intimidated, no doubt by the critter's occular superiority.]

comments (18)

Sriking image again especially with the eyes in focus. How small about a cm?
Ray: He would fit easily on the nail of my little finger, so probably a bit less than 1cm. I tried to get as many eyes in focus as possible. Thanks, Nigel.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Aug 2010, 07:44
A very fine shot Ray: he's certainly got you in his sights
Ray: Thanks, Chris.
At one stage he jumped onto the lenshood and tried to prise the camera out of my hands...I held on grimly, while petitioning him to be calm...eventually he gave up and jumped off again.
A big drawback for me is not knowing which insects are poisonous.
Ray: A suggested solution to your drawback, Chad:

1. Provoke the insect to bite, sting or spit at you.
2. Observe your reaction to the attack.
3. Document observations.

You will need to do this just once for each species. In time, if you survive, you will have compiled an excellent, though thick, reference which you can then consult.

Drawback resolved!


[grinb]
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 17 Aug 2010, 09:06
Fan tas tic grin
Ray: I am glad you think so, Zed.
  • Scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 17 Aug 2010, 09:11
bbbbrrrrrr, very very creepy looking!
Ray: Its a good thing they are tiny...if they were 1000 times bigger then they might be considering us as lunch...
Super macro, love the colors & her golden presence on the beautiful green
Ray: Thanks [email protected] am becoming a big fan of spiders.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 17 Aug 2010, 11:11
Glad he was unable to wrestle the camera from you, Ray. We would have missed an amazing shot! :o)
Ray: I am still capable of putting up a fight to keep what is mine, Jennie.


[grin]
Now that is a creepy crawly...Excellent shot again Ray.
Ray: Jumping Spiders are tiny but excellent critters, Ron...handsome and capable.
  • Aussie
  • rocky
  • 17 Aug 2010, 11:55
wow thats so sharp for such a little critter
Ray: I tried really hard to get the eyes in focus, Aussie.
Great capture Ray, even if you didn't win the battle.

I hate spiders so you had success in getting me to looks at this one. We had tiny jumping spiders in Zimbabwe, but they were black. My could they jump!
Ray: Spiders are among the least-liked of our Earth co-dwellers, Sheila. I didn't think much about them at all until I started to get enthusiastic about macro photography...now they are one of my favourite subjects, and so I keep an eye out for opportunities like this.

Jumpoing Spiders are a challenge because they are very small and because they are so athletic.
If it has 6 eyes, does that mean they can see to jump backwards as well! great shot but oooh yuk smile
Ray: They can see all around them, Linda, and seem able to jump in any direction...their movements appear frenetic and they are very amusing to watch...they can be very colourful, too.
He is not the most attractive of creatures is he, except to a lady Jumping Spider I suppose but what a good shot again Ray.
Ray: I have learned to see great beauty in these tiny packages, Brian...I think it is an acquired "taste".
My daughter is coming to visit. She would not appreciate this at all but I do very much. You're a wonder!
Ray: I am glad you like this one, Mary.

[Is your daughter coming to Thailand? If she is in Bangkok and has an interest in seeing something off the tourist beaten track, Na and I would be happy to show her around a little...just let me know.]
I like its sun shades

richard
Ray: Rayban Aviators for flyers with 6 eyes....love it, Richard!
Needs his beard trimmed, I think smile
Ray: Looking a bit bushy, isn't it.
I wouldn't argue with him!
Ray: These are delightful and entertaining little critters, Bill...and they seem more curious than threatening.
Gotta love the portias If there's any type of spider I'd say had character it's these guys. You've really captured him.
Ray: I totally agree with you, Holly.
Thanks for your kind comment.
Well done and scaring too, I prefer it in Thailand than in my bed smile

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