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:
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.