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Old Oct 29, 2005, 5:04 AM   #1
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Hi fellas! Have been really busy the last few weeks so have not been shooting much...

So today manage to take two jumping spiders. The first is the Heavy jumper, and 2nd spider is also a jumping spider but not sure which type. It was on the tree trunk and I had to squad low down and strain my neck upwards with the camera resting on the trunk.....real tedious to take this chap! Anyway any ID is appreciated....the last pic is lousy but is posted so that someone can help ID it. Thanks!

Taken FZ10+6T+Sigma CU filter, Ext bounce flash, ISO 50, F8 various speeds

#1: Heavy Jumper
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#2: Heavy jumper side
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#3: Jumping Spider on Tree Trunk
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#4: Lousy top shot...for ID purpose
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Old Oct 29, 2005, 6:32 AM   #2
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Amazing pictures - I love jumping spiders. :-)
But can't help you with the ID. :roll:
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Old Oct 29, 2005, 7:07 AM   #3
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Welcome back Tchuanye, I missed your shots so much during these weeks

Well (indeed perfectly) done as always
Joy for the eye

your skill is remarkable (and I am sure that the +4,5 total magnificaTION and the ext. bounced flash add a lot to the quality: it's hard/impossible to get as perfect shot with the onboard FZ flash)


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and these creatures are really beautiful by their own, with those big eyes (I mean they are not repugnant to see highly magnified, like some flies are IMO...)
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Old Oct 29, 2005, 8:24 AM   #4
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Superb pictures and my favorite is the 3rd one - I just like the pose!
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Old Oct 29, 2005, 9:23 AM   #5
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The third has little devil horns. That should tip someone.
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Old Oct 29, 2005, 9:34 AM   #6
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These are wonderful. I love jumpingi spiders, too. My favorites are the first and third. Do they have six eyes? Your shots give them personality.

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Old Oct 29, 2005, 11:04 AM   #7
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Thanks cerambyx, Narmer, bejoweth, Tazzie!


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These are wonderful. I love jumpingi spiders, too. My favorites are the first and third. Do they have six eyes? Your shots give them personality.

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They all have 8 eyes. 4 in the front and if you look carefully at the last pic, ou can make out the remaining 4 on the top of the head, 2 at each sides....




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Excellent shots.
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Just Great ! I enjoyed these photos very much, so good of my favorite spider. They are so cute. 8 eyes, maybe thats why I have so much trouble trying to sneak up on one!
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Old Oct 30, 2005, 1:31 AM   #10
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Thanks tcook and peggyo!

I was told that the last spider ID was Malayan Phaeacius. The first is the Heavy Jumper (Hyllus diardi)

Malayan Phaeacius
These unusual Jumping Spiders of the sub-family Spartaeinae have a different eye arrangement compared to other Jumping Spiders. Whereas the posterior median eyes (i.e., the eyes in the second row) of most Jumping Spiders are tiny, there is a category of Jumping Spiders whose posterior median eyes are fairly big. These include spiders in the genera Cocalus, Phaeacius, Portia and Spartaeus.

Classification: Family Salticidae, Jumping Spiders
Habitat: Tree trunks in gardens, secondary forests and mangrove swamps.
Female: 9 mm.
Male: 8-9.5 mm.
Distribution: Singapore, Indonesia.

Source: http://habitatnews.nus.edu.sg/guideb...malayensis.htm
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