Brad Douglas Photography | Spiders | Cosmophasis thalassina
Taken 29-Apr-18
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Keywords:Australia, Cosmophasis thalassina, Sea-green Jumping Spider, wildlife
Photo Info

Dimensions3432 x 3432
Original file size2.26 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken29-Apr-18 16:15
Date modified2-May-18 04:35
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D Mark II
Focal length210 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/250 at f/18
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 320
Metering modePattern
Cosmophasis thalassina

Cosmophasis thalassina

Cosmophasis thalassina (Sea-green Jumping Spider)

IUCN Status: Not Assessed

I really like jumping spiders. As photographic subjects they are stunningly beautiful, yet challenging. They are typically tiny, so getting them to adequately fill the sensor requires special additions to the lens system such as tele-converters and/or extension tubes. Both of these tools and the related need for a small aperture all rob light form the exposure, and require additional light (from three flash units in this case).

A further challenge photographing jumping spiders is their behaviour. They very rarely sit still, and then not for long. Trying to track tiny subjects at extremely close distances to the front lens element, at high focal length is extremely challenging and quickly gaining accurate focus when they stop in an interesting pose is critical.

I really like photographing jumping spiders.