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Canon
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Canon EOS 60D
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1/125 second
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50 mm
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800
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Jul 1, 2012, 6:26:31 PM
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Paraphidippus aurantius by FramedByNature Paraphidippus aurantius by FramedByNature
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What a fun shoot this was! Biked down the trail to a small "forested" area in search of more Ambush Bugs (found them! =D). What I wasn't expecting to find was this colorful jumper, Paraphidippus aurantius. :wow: Like an orange body with white spots and an iridescent patch of green on its head and down its abdomen. :o He kept running at the camera during the whole shoot, so I had to figure out some way to calm him down. :idea: Realized spiders are usually a lot more docile when they have food in their mouths, so to show my gratitude for letting me shoot him for so long, I took him hunting. Perched on a stick, I would position him close to unsuspecting flies that were perched on leaves. After the first couple attempts failed, he climbed back on the stick to go for another round. He finally pounced at the right moment and caught his meal on the third attempt! :clap:

Please tell me what you think! :dance:

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JiaRoyale Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I think I'm impressed he returned to the stick! The way you phrased it made him sound so intelegent.
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MonkeyF Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
i love your macros!! and i love this one especially, cause of the story hahaha :D
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MonkeyF Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
i love your macros!! and i love this one especially cause of the story hahaha :D
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CheeseWeebie Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup. Still creepy.
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jefz Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, great picture, and fun story!
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juliekswenson Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Wow. I love the texture and framing of this shot. The accompanying story is also great.
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RavenousDrake Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Writer
Nice! :omg: Look how clear it is! Must... fight... envy!
That's pretty awesome; I've never heard of anyone taking a jumping spider hunting before... :confused:

I shot a young praying mantis eating a grasshopper nymph today. :shrug:
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Trinitite Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Gorgeous! Love the detail!
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ombre-blanche Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good shot !
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kerrath Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Gorgeous. What a great moment.
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