Jumping spider feeding on cricket (pics)

Ecooper

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I found this Phidippus jumping spider wandering around on my living room ceiling. Before releasing it outside I thought I’d take a few photos, and considering that its abdomen looked a little small, I gave it a two-week old cricket to eat.

These photos were also a test of a new flash bracket and diffuser I’ve put together. I have to say that I am very pleased with the results! Note that the second photo below was taken with 26mm extension in addition to the 60mm macro lens.

Cheers,
EC
www.macrocritters.wordpress.com

Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens: Zuiko 60mm micro four thirds macro
Settings: manual exposure (F11 @ 1/200 sec)
Lighting: Olympus FL-36 flash (1/4 power)
ISO: 200

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P7140424 jumping spider copyright ernie cooper 2014 by ernie.cooper, on Flickr

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P7140429 jumping spider copyright ernie cooper 2014 by ernie.cooper, on Flickr
 

Ecooper

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Thanks. The usual post processing (in RAW). Each was slightly cropped just to improve the composition, not to increase the magnification.

Cheers,
EC
 
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