My Digital Photography of

Zebra Jumping Spiders,

Salticus scenicus

 

The following jumping spiders were photographed in the Metro-Detroit area.  Photographs are sorted so that most recent photos are at the top of the page. 

 

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Spider #3

Wow, I can't believe it has been nearly three years since I've attempted to photograph one of these again.  They really are difficult though---I only got a few half-way decent shots because these spiders just never pause!  I've been spoiled by the good photo shoot manners of my Phidippus jumpers.  This one was photographed on July 7, 2010 on butterfly bush flowers and a leaf.

   

       

 

 

Spider #2

This one was photographed on July 25, 2007.  This is one of the most difficult types of jumping spiders to photograph because they are continually on the go.  They don't want to pause for a moment.  Most of the photos here are actually action shots.

     

   

     

 

 

Spider #1

This spider was photographed on June 24, 2007.  It was much faster than many I have encountered and would not sit still for a second on one of my nicer backgrounds.  I had to photograph it on the edge of a glass because that was the only way I could keep it contained and not lose it while I was trying to focus the lens.

   

I decided to keep the spider one more day and photograph it on the 25th.  I got a few better photos and would have gotten more, but this spider was sneaky---while I was looking at the photos I had taken on the LCD to see how they were turning out, it escaped from the cup (I didn't put the plastic wrap on tight enough and a wind current blew it off).  So that was the end of the photo shoot...

   

   

       

 

 

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