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Marpissa radiata ♀ A female Marpissa radiata. This is a focus stack from two pictures made with a reversed 24mm lens (f/16) Geotagged,Marpissa radiata,Netherlands,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Marpissa radiata ♀

A female Marpissa radiata. This is a focus stack from two pictures made with a reversed 24mm lens (f/16)

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  1. Fantastic shot(s) of a gorgeous spider! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks for the comment and the species input! Posted 4 years ago
  2. Mind-blowing, this is probably the best jumping spider photo on the site so far. You really bring on a whole new level that is very inspiring.

    How do you get these critters to stay still?
    Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks for the compliment :)!
      Some critters are very easy to photograph and stand still for a long time and some really don't! If they don't (depends a lot on what critter it is) it can easily take up to 300 pictures to get maybe one usable image. But it is much more fun when you finally get one!
      Posted 4 years ago
      1. Comforting to know that like other macro photographers you also have this many shots strategy. Posted 4 years ago
  3. Great lightning! I have an adapted pre-Ai Nikkor 24mm, but at f/16 values I would pass almost an hour removing dust/fungi spots from the image ;) Nice frame, love it, cheers* Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
    1. Thanks for the comment!
      It is not dust or fungi in the lens. When i started with the reversed lenses i also thought it was dust and fungi in the lens, until i cleaned the sensor. With any other lens you will never notice it.
      I now have a visible dust butterfly to regularly clean the sensor, works great and fast.
      Posted 4 years ago
      1. TRUE! I think this happened to me too, my macro shots showed how filthy my sensor was in ways other photos barely registered. Posted 3 years ago
  4. Superb photo. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks for the nice comment! Posted 4 years ago
  5. wonderful shot, you must have been very close to get that fantastic detail and DOF Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks! With the reversed lens i used it is about 5 cm (2 inch) from the lens. I had the point of the leaf in my hand to gently steer the jumping spider towards my camera lens. Posted 4 years ago
  6. Fantastic macro! Posted 4 years ago
  7. congrats. this is a wonderful picture and I do not know, why some are scared. Its looking so nice and interesting, isnt it. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Yea it really is! My gf got over her spider phobia when she saw al those cuddly spiders on my computer. Posted 4 years ago

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Marpissa is a genus of the family Salticidae or Jumping Spiders. Marpissa is found throughout Europe in damp places, especially on cattail in still water. Males have a body length of 6-7mm and females 6.1 - 9.3mm.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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Uploaded Mar 12, 2016. Captured May 12, 2015 16:23 in Gastelsedijk Zuid 12A, 4751 VG Oud Gastel, Netherlands.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/1.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO125