I have long had a particular fondness for the small folk who share this wonderful world with us, and I have developed a special fascination for the spiders. And my favorites among them are the jumpers—the salticids. Today one made an appearance while I was otherwise occupied with YardWork. A tiny movement caught my eye on the side of the garage, and when I had a close look, this was my reward. It’s a tiny zebra jumping spider, Salticus scenicus, and it had very recently conducted a successful hunt. To put this in perspective, it was between 1/8 and 3/16 of an inch in length. By approaching very slowly and respectfully, I was able to get into reasonable macro range.
Metadata: Pentax Optio W90, ISO 200, 1/125 second at f/3.8, hand-held, ambient light