Jumping Spider (Salticidae)

Jumping Spider (Salticidae)

The Jumping Spider (Family: Salticidae) is one of my favorite spiders to photograph and has some crazy number of species (like 13% of all spiders). Whilst I would not say I am afraid of spiders, I do have a healthy respect for them…. Nonetheless, the Jumping spider always looked like it had personality and curiosity to me. This jumping spider was hanging around my backyard so I could not resist taking a quick photo. Settings are not fantastic and the spider was photographed in the sun so light is fairly harsh.

This photo was taken with a Sony A7R IV with a Sigma 150mm mm f/2.8 Macro Lens (Nikon) connected to an F to E mount adapter. 1/1000 seconds, f/11.0, ISO 1600 and handheld. The image is a stack of multiple images which were focus stacked using Helicon Focus before the image was edited in Topaz DeNoise AI, Lightroom, Luminar AI and Topaz Sharpen AI. The jumping spider was not harmed in taking the picture.