Saying Hi From The Sun Chair

Sitticus pubescens

Finally this Jumping Spider Sitticus pubescens sits long enough, maybe curious about what I was up to, to strike a pose for my camera giving me the ‘goggle-eyed’ look these critters are famous for. It caught me without my converter, but still gave me a reasonably good show before jumping off and away.

May 2018, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. Β© Pete Hillman

27 thoughts on “Saying Hi From The Sun Chair

  1. They are hard to get to stay still. The first and biggest one I ever photographed kept jumping on my camera, and I do not like spiders. Depth of field is shallow but you got all the important parts in nice sharp focus. Nice capture!

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    1. Thank you very much, David πŸ™‚ Praise to you for sticking with your spider photographer especially if you don’t like them! This one made me laugh as it kept jumping off the back of the chair onto the foliage in the background and then back onto the chair again.

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    1. Thank you, Liz πŸ™‚ You sure can, but this spider has eight eyes in total, the other four are on top of its head out of view in the shot.

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  2. I am so surprised at how expressive they are. My daughter has been taking photos of them as well and it is just amazing to see them up close. Fabulous photo!

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    1. They are so expressive and a joy to see, especially when they give you that curious look, as if to say ‘Who are you, and what are you doing?’. Thank you πŸ™‚

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      1. My daughter took photos of one recently and while she was taking photos of him I was taking photos of a nearby flower. You could see his view turn from me to her in the photos. It was rather amazing to see that in them… curiosity.


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