Jaak Põder - Jumping spider

Jaak Põder - Jumping spider

Jumping spiders (Salticidae) are my favourite of all 'bugs'. When I wanted a photo of one for a book couple of years ago, I managed to find only single spider during the summer to photograph -- and even that encounter lasted for less than 10 seconds. A year later I met one jumping spider that allowed me to follow her actions for an hour or so. After that I could spot them almost in any place. The key is their body movement -- once you know how they move, you have no problem finding one.

Location: Järvamaa, Estonia

Posted on 22.07.2010
Photo info - 23.06.2009: NIKON D3, 180 mm, ISO 1000, f 18, 1/100 sec
Tags: evarcha falcata female jaak poder jumping spider salticidae spiders wildlife photography
Jaak Põder - Jumping spider

Jaak Põder - Jumping spider

Jumping spiders (Salticidae) are my favourite of all 'bugs'. When I wanted a photo of one for a book couple of years ago, I managed to find only single spider during the summer to photograph -- and even that encounter lasted for less than 10 seconds. A year later I met one jumping spider that allowed me to follow her actions for an hour or so. After that I could spot them almost in any place. The key is their body movement -- once you know how they move, you have no problem finding one.

Location: Järvamaa, Estonia

Posted on 22.07.2010
Photo info - 23.06.2009: NIKON D3, 180 mm, ISO 1000, f 18, 1/100 sec
Tags: evarcha falcata female jaak poder jumping spider salticidae spiders wildlife photography