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Spider. p1040165

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A cute jumping spider. It attacked the camera lens when I was trying to get its photo: I think it saw its reflection and thought it was another spider. (June, 2010)
Thanks to Xata who further identified it as a wall jumping spider (Menemerus bivittalus).

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Ulrich John, Petar Bojić, Karlena, Annalia S. and 38 other people have particularly liked this photo

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Annemarie club
2 weeks ago.
 Stephan Fey
Stephan Fey club
2 weeks ago.
 Günter Klaus
Günter Klaus club
.....also deine Nahaufnahmen und deine Makros sind einfach immer phantastisch lieber Rashid,schön,wie du immer den Schärfepunkt bringst,bin immer begeistert von deinen Aufnahmen:))

........wünsche noch einen schönen Abend,ganz liebe Grüße Güni:))
2 weeks ago.
 Christian C
Christian C club
A fantastic macro !
2 weeks ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Awesome (and little bit) scary close-up.
2 weeks ago.
Xata club
Great macro indeed.... for me it is "Menemerus bivittalus"from the Salticidae family, aka Wall Jumper Spider....
2 weeks ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
superb macro !!!!
Spécial Macro & Gros plans
2 weeks ago.
 Dave C
Dave C club
Outstanding capture.
2 weeks ago.
sea-herdorf club
Ein fantastisches Makro von dieser bedrohliche wirkenden Spinne, Mic.
Freundliche Grüße und einen guten Abend
2 weeks ago.
J.Garcia club
Superb image, Mic!!
2 weeks ago. Edited 2 weeks ago.
Danielle club
Admirable et bien rendue !
2 weeks ago.
 @ngélique ♥
@ngélique ♥ club
waouhhhhhh quelle beauté *************bonne soirée mon ami !
2 weeks ago.
 Ronald Losure
Ronald Losure club
Excellent closeup of the spider.
2 weeks ago.
Wilfried club
sehr schönes Makro von dieser neugierigen Spinne Rashid
2 weeks ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Sûrement qu'elle s'est vue dans l'objectif sinon c'est une façon de se protéger en attaquant.
Bonne soirée.
2 weeks ago.
tiabunna club
An excellent macro with great detail.
13 days ago.
neira-Dan club
super macro !!
13 days ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
13 days ago.
 Guy Bacca (guybac)
Guy Bacca (guybac) club
Impressionnante !!!!!!!!
Une très belle macro avec de superbes détails!
13 days ago.
 Anton Cruz Carro
Anton Cruz Carro club
Although I have a certain apprehension for all animals with more than four legs, I find this spider nice. He even seems to pose for the camera. All the best, Anton.
13 days ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
Oh la jolie bébête, les yeux dans les yeux tout simplement magnifique avec une qualité d'image extra ++++++++
Bonne journée Rashid!
13 days ago.
 Patrick Brandy
Patrick Brandy club
Superbe prise de vue bonne journée
13 days ago.
 * ઇઉ *
* ઇઉ * club
The focus on the eyes is excellent!

I had a similar experience to yours with a related specimen.
It was 3 mm at most, and it seemed amused by my efforts to photograph it
while it was constantly moving. I was at least as amused, couldn't help but laugh,
even though I haven't managed a really sharp photo of them yet.
I do not give up hope. :))
13 days ago.
micritter club
has replied to * ઇઉ * club
Thank you :)))
13 days ago.
 aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm club
Du willst mich sehr erschrecken ??? !!!!
13 days ago.
* ઇઉ * club
has replied to aNNa schramm club

Look into its eyes.
Observe their ingenious abilities.
They are perfect hunters, and also always in a joking mood.
At least, that's how their 'jumpiness' could be interpreted. :)
They are tiny and are (rightly) more afraid of humans than you are of them. ;)
13 days ago.
micritter club
has replied to aNNa schramm club
No, no! :) They are really cute. I agree with * ઇઉ * completely. I also laughed when it suddenly jumped at the lens then back so I could take its picture :)
13 days ago.
grobi358 club
Exellent!!! *****
13 days ago.
 Janano -
Janano - club
Wonderful. Looks cheerful
13 days ago.
micritter club
has replied to Janano - club
Thank you! I took the liberty to change the keywords because spiders are arachnids (sorry :)).
13 days ago. Edited 13 days ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!! Look at that cutie pie!! OUTSTANDING DETAILS! :) Oh, how I adore the spiders! I was relating to Keith Burton the other day about a jumping spider I saw in our house, making rounds:

...a couple of days ago, I noticed a black speck on the wall. Figuring what it was I leaned close and squeaked in happiness as it turned around and stared up at me--"Oh how I love you, little jumping spider!" Leaving it to continue its patrol, I would see it making its way down the hallway over the next couple of hours. Then, just before bed I was in our bathroom when I noticed a black speck near the floor, sitting on a baseboard. Not sure, I reached down with a gentle finger and lightly touched the speck...the speck turned and backed away, eliciting a gleeful giggle from me. "My little friend! I hope you've found some tasty meals!" At that I turned the light off and left it to a nocturnal hunt. Haven't seen it since but keep hoping for another gander! :)
And here was the picture he shared: Spider Warning..!! Move along if you don't like them........
13 days ago. Edited 13 days ago.
Xata club
… and I added the keyword corresponding to the related Macro Dreams challenge: Insects.
Even if spider is not considered insect we will take it as such!
12 days ago. Edited 12 days ago.
micritter club
has replied to Xata club
Why not start a new Challenge for spiders? :))
12 days ago.
Xata club
has replied to micritter club
You can ! Everyone can do it in Macro Dreams Challenge ! Want it for next one? Join the group as member...
12 days ago. Edited 12 days ago.
micritter club
has replied to Xata club
Thank you so much. Unfortunately I am so far behind in my comments that I want to try to catch up first :)
11 days ago.
micritter club
has replied to Xata club
Did you remove the "insects" keyword that you put in? Curious, because I did not and just noticed that it is no longer there.
7 days ago.
Xata club
has replied to micritter club
I didn't... weird !
7 days ago.
micritter club
has replied to Xata club
Thanks. That is weird. I added again, so we'll see what happens :)
7 days ago.
micritter club
has added
OK now I know what happened. I had reported what looked like a bug to Ipernity in that I had set "who can add keywords, notes" to "only me" but anybody could add notes and note and keywords, which looked to me to be a bug in the software. So in response to my report, they removed the keyword that was added by you (they could tell whether the keyword was added by me or not). I didn't expect them to do that as I could remove the keyword myself (as I had done earlier). They seem to think that this may not be a bug (in which case I don't see the reason for the option.... Sorry for the long-winded explanation.
7 days ago.
Berny club
fantastic macro, I would not go so near ;-)
12 days ago.
 Cämmerer zu Nau
Cämmerer zu Nau club
Spitzenmakro - einfach Klasse
12 days ago.
©UdoSm club
Excellent Mic, here is the Italian relative:
12 days ago.
 Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann club
lovely little jumping fellow !
11 days ago.
Anni new
Ein tolles Makro !!
10 days ago.
 Annalia S.
Annalia S. club
So full of personality! Capturing the expressive postures of insects (ok, arachnids, in this case) is not at all easy and you did a beautiful job here. It's not just a wonderfully well made macro, but a true animal portrait.

And the little fellow does seem a bit alarmed/startled. The times I tried to capture jumping spiders they always jumped away from the camera. This one behaved quite differently and it makes me think that you are probably right: must have seen something worrisome in your lens!
9 days ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
How I adore this spider. So very cute!! Here's a little cutie who would like to meet your little cutiie!
Totally Adorable Jumping Spider

Today's visit:
9 days ago.
Karlena club
Sie sieht auf dem Bild auch richtig angriffslustig aus. Klasse Fotos
8 days ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
A brilliant picture.....but I wouldn't have been there long enough to get the shot ;-))
2 days ago.
micritter club
has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
Thank you. :)) it is tiny :) You might enjoy the video that Janet provided with her beautiful image above which I copied from her here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsGvT2DYJMc
31 hours ago. Edited 31 hours ago.

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