Red Backed Jumping Spider Stare Down

Bruce Moffat

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I’ve been interested in photography since high school when I got my first 35mm camera. Through the years, developing Black and White, joining camera clubs, waiting for slides to come back from processing I have learned a lot. In more recent years of retirement I’ve been able to take full advantage of digital cameras and advancing generations of lenses. While bird photography is my number one passion all manner of nature fascinates me and I will get just as excited watching a band of tadpoles swimming under my boat as I will watching manta rays in Galapagos.
Spiders can cause nervousness in many people but this little spider would have a hard time doing that it is so small. Smaller than the fingernail on my little finger. While getting this shot it jumped from its perch on some bark right onto the macro lens. The magnification was high enough that the front element was only an inch or two away. Taken handheld with a Canon 5D Mark IV with a Canon 65mm Macro 1-5x.
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