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Jumping spider / Zebra Spider (Salticus Scenicus)
14 X full size magnification on 35mm film plane
Wikipedia – Salticus Scenicus

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  • Bevellee
    Bevelleeover 6 years ago

    Woooooo now thats close…great shot….

  • Yes, this is pretty much my maximum magnification, many thanks for your comment

    – Pete Costick

  • Ann  Palframan
    Ann Palframanover 6 years ago

    Outstanding! Brilliant capture:-)

  • Thank you for kind words, it’s great to share my interest with others

    – Pete Costick

  • Northof40
    Northof40over 6 years ago

    Very very cool shot………..!!!!!

  • Thanks Steve, I love those staring eyes.

    – Pete Costick

  • karen Bradshaw
    karen Bradshawover 6 years ago

    oh my he gives me the goose bumps fantastic shot well done

  • Thanks Karen, looks a bit frightening at this magnification doen’t it, but this photo covers about 2.5mm real life width, so it’s a tiny little spider really.

    – Pete Costick

  • karen Bradshaw
    karen Bradshawover 6 years ago

    well he still looks scary well done again pete

  • RealPainter
    RealPainterover 6 years ago

    HOw cute and sweet is he…….im sure he did wink

  • Darren Post
    Darren Postover 6 years ago

    Love it ! very cool macro, again nice and close.   :-)
    Looking into his eye and back out at you gear I got interested in you lighting, looks like you’ve 2 flash units. I’ve just mounted my 430 and 580 in what looks like similar arrangement.

  • Hi Darren, thanks for your comments. I’ve been looking at your work and am very impressed. I see, like me, you’ve got a number of jumping spider photos. This shot used four small manual flash guns (Sunpak GN 14 & 20 and Starblitz GM 16 & 20 with built in slaves). Two at very close range on the subject, that show as reflections in the eyes, plus two to light the blue background. One flash linked to the camera and the other three fired on slaves.

    – Pete Costick

  • natew79
    natew79over 6 years ago

    That is such an awesome picture!!! Love the macro, love the detail and cannot get over the clarity!!! Exceptional work!!!

  • Many thanks for your comments

    – Pete Costick

  • Ranald
    Ranaldover 6 years ago

    Wow! detail.

  • Thank you, much appreciated

    – Pete Costick

  • Rajee
    Rajeeover 6 years ago

    Great shot.

  • Thank you for your comment

    – Pete Costick

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