Jumping Spider

This one is for you, Rabid Alien.

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I found this guy on the front porch this afternoon.

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When I went in for the macros, he got a little camera shy.

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I’ve never known these creatures to be any kind of shy, but I might not appreciate a giant orange rectangle shoved in my face either.

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Once he felt like he was safe, he did turn around to observe, and I was able to photograph his face.

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The focus could have been better on that last one, but you can at least see his green jaws. It is probably about time to start thinking about a camera with more capabilities.

4 thoughts on “Jumping Spider

  1. Heh! Nice! Yep, first order of business is to get a safe(ish) distance from the gigantic orange rectangle. Then and only then do you turn around and stare at it with all of your eyeballs.

      • Hmmmm…methinks you’d have to move pretty darn quick to follow one of those bad boys when they leap. I’m not even sure they actually *jump* so much as they rip open the fabric of space/time with those gnarfy mandibles, and simply *reappear* elsewhere. Spiderman dreams he were bit by one of these little guys.

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