MY FAVOURITE CARTOON AS A BOY..

Thursday, December 27, 2007

FEMALE FENCE-POST JUMPER

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Finally - what I really bought my new camera for! Its been unseasonably mild here today - the spiders are out again, as is the odd Queen Bee I hear.


I snuck up on this Fence-Post Jumper, last posted about in April, and snapped it on my old fleece near the birdbox.
Remember. This spider is about the same size as a pea!





2 comments:

urbanextension said...

Wow... amazing picture. I love the way the furriness of the spider is mirrored by the furry fleece. You must have a powerful macro on that new camera of yours! God, look at the size of it's eyes... and legs... I'm now going into scared mode and backing away from the computer!

The Black Rabbit said...

Thanks for the comment!
Its just a clip on lens for the camera with a fixed point of focus, exactly 8 inches away from the subject.

I've always marvelled at these hunting (jumping) spiders' 2 huge front eyes, giving them incredible telescopic vision when locating and jumping on their prey!