This little guy was only 1.5mm in length, and if I wasn’t looking for an ant to feed a spider, I would have never found him. The only way I could get a shot of him, was to hold him as such, and shoot from the tip of my finger. Notice in the shot, you can see my finget print lines.
There is a story, and yet another lesson I learnt after shooting this one, I no sooner put him back on the same leaf I got him from, and BAM!! Withing seconds, he was snapped up by a larger jumping spider. I so badly wanted to rip him out of his clitches, but knew it was only nature playing out the complex world of life.
I have photos of this poor little spider in the jaws of a larger spider while I will upload next. It really made me appreciate my life on this beautiful planet as a human. We have life easy after learning about insects!
Mount Cootha botanical gardens, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
*In memory of a cute little spider, I called “stripey”, RIP little buddy!