Wary Little Jumper

Warning to Arachnophobics:  Spider Images!

From one of my last trips to the nearby natural prairie, this little Metaphid Jumping Spider (Metaphidippus spp.) who was hiding under the shelter of a May Apple wildflower leaf. As he continued to hide, he would often peer from under the leaf at me:

Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider

I found this little guy while photographing wildflowers at the edge of the prairie. I see Jumping Spiders quite frequently. They are such fun to photograph as they forage around the prairie.


Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens + Canon 1.4x TC
  • Bogen 3221 tripod, with Graf Studioball ballhead
  • ISO 500
  • Aperture f/6.3 and f/8
  • Shutter 1/800 sec. and 1/320 sec.



Posted in Insect Photography, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Wildflowers
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