Very Curious Jumper

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© Michael Fuchs
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This jumping spider was very aware of everything around it. It would look right at you and come towards you to get a better look. A little while after taking this picture, it jumped onto the lens filter.

49 responses

  • Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid

    Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid (Deleted) gave props (20 Apr 2008):


  • mack oliver

    mack oliver gave props (21 Apr 2008):

    Lover the dof isolation!! Great composition!!!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (21 Apr 2008):

    Oh yeah = another great one!

  • Thomas Thompson

    Thomas Thompson gave props (22 Apr 2008):

    Great capture!

  • Konrad Ragnarsson

    Konrad Ragnarsson gave props (22 Apr 2008):

    Great spider picture that you make,just wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (22 Apr 2008):

    Amazing Capture !!! :) Michael

  • Julie Norris

    Julie Norris gave props (22 Apr 2008):

    Such an awesome shot. I'm afraid if he'd jumped on my filter, I'd have dropped my camera!!

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (22 Apr 2008):

    those eyes.... are fantastic... i never enjoy a spider in my life.. until i saw your pictures...

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (23 Apr 2008):

    Incredible!! Love that little face!

  • Chris Whitney

    Chris Whitney said (25 Apr 2008):

    Michael-I have been talking to my wife all week about jumping spiders, since I saw your essay. I love the eyes on this guy!

  • Barbara Gerstner

    Barbara Gerstner gave props (1 May 2008):

    Wow! You reeeeally do capture detail! Great shot!

  • Ray Chiarello

    Ray Chiarello (Deleted) gave props (19 May 2008):

    That is one funky looking spider... and a great photo.

  • Bhasker

    Bhasker (Deleted) gave props (19 May 2008):

    Awesome macro shot... Wonderful details...Nice shot.

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles (Deleted) said (22 May 2008):

    Your photos are really impressive. I am going to choose this one. Is cute in a horrible Hollywood way. So well taken, such details. You can almost guess...wait, do they think?

  • Trish Meyer

    Trish Meyer (Deleted) said (3 Jun 2008):

    I love these little guys. I haven't yet had one jump on the camera lens, but they have gone close. I had never seen or even heard of jumping spiders until we moved from a cooler climate to where we are now. Great shot.

  • Jesse Claudel

    Jesse Claudel (Deleted) said (14 Jun 2008):

    Wow! That is an awesome shot. great detail and I love the ring light on the eyes.

  • Rebecca Kinzie Bastian

    Rebecca Kinzie Bastian said (4 Jul 2008):

    Someone who likes jumping spiders as much as I do! Your photos are fantastic and capture how fascinating these creatures are. One lived on my computer for months, and I watched the acrobatics it performed to catch flies right out of the air. Wonderful. Thanks!

  • Larry Owens

    Larry Owens said (26 Jul 2008):

    Oh wow! What a wonderful shot!

  • Robert Case

    Robert Case gave props (31 Jul 2008):

    How come i'm just now seeing this???!!!! What an absolutely cool shot! PERFECT focus - love the depth of field and the composition rocks!

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (2 Aug 2008):

    Wow!!! Crazy cool! Great job!

  • Jennifer Rowe

    Jennifer Rowe gave props (11 Aug 2008):

    I'm so glad to find someone else who likes jumping spiders (and I'm not really a spider person either!) - is that a ring light in his eyes? great job!

  • Loree McComb

    Loree McComb   said (1 Oct 2008):

    Man, I would have jumped right out of my skin - neat looking spider tho

  • Andrew Lawson

    Andrew Lawson gave props (10 Nov 2008):

    HAHA!!! I love this shot!!!

  • John Keating

    John Keating gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    Absolutely one of my favorite shots!

  • Mark Williams

    Mark Williams gave props (28 Mar 2009):

    these guys are cool- looks like a species of the wolf(e) spider?

  • Bermi Shutter

    Bermi Shutter gave props (30 Mar 2009):

    Great catch!!

  • Daniel Norton

    Daniel Norton gave props (22 Apr 2009):

    very cool!

  • Ken McElroy

    Ken McElroy gave props (3 May 2009):

    Amazingly crisp macro of this tiny critter. Nice work.

  • solomon aseoche

    solomon aseoche gave props (1 Jun 2009):

    Stunning capture and beautiful macro!

  • m fontaine

    m fontaine said (4 Sep 2009):

    Outstandng shot!

  • timothy wombold

    timothy wombold gave props (5 Oct 2009):

    Great shot

  • Sue Alle

    Sue Alle (Deleted) gave props (17 Oct 2009):

    Wow! Great shot and I love his little face.

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (21 Nov 2009):

    Wow! Super capture!

  • Sheila

    Sheila (Deleted) gave props (27 Nov 2009):

    This is an absolutely breath-taking shot!!! One of my favorites EVER on JPG!

  • Manon Boily

    Manon Boily (Deleted) gave props (1 Jan 2010):

    I love jumping spiders! this one is so cute!

  • Bruce Kennedy

    Bruce Kennedy gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    Excellent macro. The DOF is perfect.

  • Dylan Gilje

    Dylan Gilje gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    Wow Dude! did you use a ringlight?

  • Suzanne Arnold

    Suzanne Arnold (Deleted) gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    I love spiders too and this is a great shot with great detail!

  • Kevin B

    Kevin B gave props (24 Feb 2010):

    Great Capture

  • Darla Smedley

    Darla Smedley gave props (28 Mar 2010):

    EWWWW. I love it. I think I have a photo of his brother on my JPG site. Nice

  • Julie V McKinney

    Julie V McKinney gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    Look at his eyes!!!

  • Mark 2

    Mark 2 gave props (24 Jun 2010):

    That's a good looking spider...and capture.

  • Sara Knick

    Sara Knick gave props (9 Jul 2010):

    Creepy, but clear.

  • Lionel Bérenger

    Lionel Bérenger gave props (13 Sep 2010):

    love the ring light on the eyes, really cool spider

  • Karen Lee Lewis

    Karen Lee Lewis gave props (25 Feb 2011):


  • Phil Fickling

    Phil Fickling said (30 Jun 2011):

    Fantastic shot, reminds me of the old space invader game!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (23 Sep 2016):

    Excellent shot! I didn't see this earlier until I saw that it was spotlighted by the staff! Congrats!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (24 Sep 2016):

    what a wonderful shot!!

  • Jerry Beasley

    Jerry Beasley (Deleted) gave props (11 Apr 2019):

    Love these little guys. Brilliant capture.

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