I think this jumping spider (as I call it) actual name might be Zebra Spider. I am not sure though. What I am pretty sure about is that this is the same spider as in one of my previous posts. I found it again on almost exactly the same spot as before, and I think it looks very similar. But then again, maybe all of these little creatures look about the same? I don’t really know.
This time around I came up really close to it, too see if I could see it’s eyes with my own, even without my camera. And to my surprise I actually could! It wasn’t afraid of me, but as I poked on the wall about an inch away from it, it acted very cautious, turned quickly around and got into an defensive stance of some sort. Why do I get the impression that these little spiders are friendly and kinda funny? 🙂
There are some objects and scenes I believe most amateur photographers (like myself) think are almost mandatory to try and frame with a nice shot. For me, the dandelion is one of those must-shoot-objects. It was actually a bit harder than I thought to get a nice picture of the dandelion and most of my shots turned out really dull or messy. One of the best pictures I managed to take was this (see picture below), but I had to alter the colours in the background to a soft blend of blue and green, instead of it’s original yellow-greyish, to make it a little more pleasing and interresting to look at.
I also think this photo (see picture below) in black and white was kinda pretty, and I really like how the background (unintendedly) follows the rounded soft outline of the dandelion.
As a bonus picture of the day, I found another (!) jumping spider eating a fly on the same wall as the one I found yesterday. Please see picture below, and I want to say I am sorry to anyone who might be arachnofobic. ❤
If you didn’t see my first picture of a jumping spider you can see it HERE.
I am actually kind of arachnofobic, but when I lived in an apartment full with Jumping Spiders a few years ago, I strangely enough didn’t find these little creatures as terrifying as other spiders. And ever since I, several years later, first saw a macrophotography of a Jumping Spider I’ve been wanting to try and take one myself. Little did I know it would happen today, nor it would be feasting on a fly. It seemed to keep “eye-contact” with me the entire time, and didn’t shy from the camera at all.
Not a perfect shot maybe, but I am pretty satisfied with my first try anyway.