I noticed outside a number of jumping spiders, and having had some success with a black porcelain tile I thought it would be worth another try but with a different spider (last time was a flower spider). There are plenty of jumping spiders outside my house so I safely collected one, put it on the tile and started taking pictures as it wandered around the tile.The images were taken with a Nikon D5300 digital camera, and a Sigma 150mm Macro. Once I had finished I safely collected the jumping spider and put it back where I found it outside.Amusingly after I had placed it outside,

Truth be told I am actually not a huge spider fan, and I know this blog and my various photo collections would make people think otherwise but I really just take photos of spiders because in certain parts outside they are somewhat in excess. Having said that some of the spiders when you see them up so close are actually quite interesting, and vary so much in terms of their size, shape, and even character to a certain extent.I decided, after taking some Microscopy photos I would see if I could find something outside to have a look at under the microscope, but in looking

I went through my parents garden today looking for some flowers or something to photograph, and by coincidence this Flower Spider i think (Diaea evanida) was well camouflaged within the flowers and leaves, having shown itself I decided to instead get photos of the spider, who I must say was not at all afraid of the camera / ring flash.The spider spent a significant amount of time trying to attack me and the camera, but I did get (in my view)  some great photographs before the spider was returned to the back yard.The images were taken with a Nikon D5300, a Sigma 150mm Macro and