Jaak Põder - In the undergrowth

Jaak Põder - In the undergrowth

Last Saturday I planned to visit a place I go every spring - NPB people who were in Estonia 2 years ago know it also as the lizard spot. I set off in the morning and... never got there. The reason was a short stop halfway that turned into jumping spider frenzy - they were species that I had not met before, they were doing their courtship stuff (and not minding me too much) and the best part - they were doing it on the ground in the forest where only very low moss grew. So I finally got some pics of my favourites not just sitting on a leaf or a branch, but actually walking in the forest :).

P.S. The latin name Aelurillus v-insignitus comes from the V-shaped sign on top of male spider's head.

Location: Estonia

Posted on 01.05.2014
Photo info - 27.04.2014: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 180 mm, ISO 200, f 3.5, 1/800 sec
Tags: Aelurillus v-insignitus hüpikämblik jaak poder salticidae wildlife photography
Jaak Põder - In the undergrowth

Jaak Põder - In the undergrowth

Last Saturday I planned to visit a place I go every spring - NPB people who were in Estonia 2 years ago know it also as the lizard spot. I set off in the morning and... never got there. The reason was a short stop halfway that turned into jumping spider frenzy - they were species that I had not met before, they were doing their courtship stuff (and not minding me too much) and the best part - they were doing it on the ground in the forest where only very low moss grew. So I finally got some pics of my favourites not just sitting on a leaf or a branch, but actually walking in the forest :).

P.S. The latin name Aelurillus v-insignitus comes from the V-shaped sign on top of male spider's head.

Location: Estonia

Posted on 01.05.2014
Photo info - 27.04.2014: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 180 mm, ISO 200, f 3.5, 1/800 sec
Tags: Aelurillus v-insignitus hüpikämblik jaak poder salticidae wildlife photography