Webnesday (44)

Not much time for photography these days, but when I went out to pick up the mail today, I noticed a truly-tiny zebra jumper (Salticus scenicus) prowling along the stems of the Clematis that climbs up the stand for the mailbox each year. I was very pressed for time, but I managed to take five minutes out from other priorities for a quick portrait session.

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11 Responses to Webnesday (44)

  1. shoreacres says:

    What a cutie! I recently found one that has the same kind of eyes. They look like the buttons my mother sewed onto my Raggedy Ann for eyes: perfectly round and black. I’m glad you took your five minutes — this one was worth it.

    • krikitarts says:

      This one was considerably less than 1/4 inch long, and I was lucky to be able to get one shot with enough detail to bring it to you. Ah, yes, black button eyes, a classic for sure!

  2. Val says:

    Ah, we have little jumpy-spiders like this here in my bit of the UK (Wales), I’m quite fond of them – and that’s coming from a person who was previously an arachnophobe! Nice to see on a leaf instead of on my windowsill.

    • krikitarts says:

      I took advantage of an opportunity to visit Wales briefly during a solo adventure back during student days (1969, I think), driving from Southampton to Edinburgh. I met some lovely people, saw some very interesting country, and would love the chance to revisit! It’s good to find people who have overcome a phobia, and rather surprising how many have one where these little folk are concerned. A little new knowledge helps a great deal.

      • Val says:

        We must be a similar age if you were a student in the late sixties. I used to visit Wales from time to time but only decided to settle here a decade ago.
        Wasn’t exactly knowledge that got me over my spider and insect phobia, rather I did a novel little visualisation with each and imagined them wearing socks and dancing badly! It made them seem more like rather pretty and comical characters. There are now only a few that I can’t fit into that image. :)

      • krikitarts says:

        Spiders with socks–now there’s one for the active imagination! I’d love to see you Photoshop some little socks onto a spider and lend them your special talent for colors! Do you have many spider images in your archives?

      • Val says:

        Haha! No, I did that in my imagination. I expect I could do it in photoshop though if you want. (I do take spider photos sometimes but rarely keep them. We have a medium-sized wolf spider in our utility room and about once a month I photograph it to make sure it’s a boy and not a girl. The girls, when they become mothers, carry all their children on their back, so I take a pic to see if there are any kids on board… if there aren’t, he gets to stay in his home. If I ever see there are, there’s going to be one very difficult eviction. :)

  3. settleandchase says:

    Love him! And so cool with his sidebar moustache and sunglasses :0

  4. krikitarts says:

    Moustache and shades–I love this insight! ;}

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