I was standing in front of the television ironing my shirts for work, as you do, and probably watching cricket, knowing me. Well, ironing is pretty boring isn’t it? I like to have something else to focus on while I do it.

Anyway, I caught a movement in the corner of my eye and froze, with iron raised, when I saw this gorgeous little jumping spider hop onto the shirt I was about to iron.

Lucky little fella; if I hadn’t noticed him he might have ended up smeared all over my shirt. Arachnid jaffle. Yuk for us both!

The photographer took over then, of course. Out came the camera and I spent the next 20 minutes chasing him with my lens all over my shirt, the iron forgotten. Well, when it comes to a choice between wielding a camera or an iron there’s no contest, is there?

I’ve no idea what attracted him to my shirt. I mean, I know I’ve got good taste but he would hardly share it. He kept looking at me, with all eight eyes, as if to say “Keep your distance, big fella, I bite!” But would he stand still for a shot? No sirree!

Managed to get a few, all the same …


spiders, arachnid, spider, macro


  • digitalpoetry
    digitalpoetryover 5 years ago

    Nice shots you captured the eyes quite well that is hard to do great job.

  • Thanks a lot, dig. Much appreciated.

    – Trevor Needham

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 5 years ago

    Wow Great macro!

  • Thanks Rick!

    – Trevor Needham

  • deb cole
    deb coleover 5 years ago

    Nerves of steel you have. Great shot, Trevor!

  • Thanks Deb. Not really, he’s much smaller than me! Besides, he’s cute!

    – Trevor Needham

  • Anne-Marie Bokslag
    Anne-Marie Bok...over 5 years ago

    Brrr, great shot Trevor and nerves! What did you do in the end? Put the shirt on without ironing….lol?

  • Well, Anne-Marie, I picked him up very gently on a clothes hanger and put him outside! Then I ironed the shirt and put IT on the clothes hanger! Hehe! Thanks for dropping by!

    – Trevor Needham

  • annemarieL
    annemarieLover 5 years ago

    Great macros of this little spider, Trevor. :)

  • Thanks Anne-Marie – great to hear from you! I haven’t been very active of late so I probably don’t deserve it!

    – Trevor Needham

  • Andrew Trevor-Jones
    Andrew Trevor-...over 5 years ago

    Great shot, Trevor. And a pretty little jumper, too.

  • Thanks Andrew. He is a good looker, isn’t he?

    – Trevor Needham

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 5 years ago

  • Wow, Cora! Many thanks – totally unexpected!

    – Trevor Needham

  • robmac
    robmacover 5 years ago

    Whats an iron ha ha A great shot and congrats on the feature spot

  • Hehe – it’s that thing your wife throws at you if you misbehave! Thanks Rob.

    – Trevor Needham

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • Thanks Scott

    – Trevor Needham

  • Pete Costick
    Pete Costickover 5 years ago

  • Thanks once again, Pete. I really appreciate it.

    – Trevor Needham

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