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There are several of these little guys all around my home outside. They scale my house and just roam around looking for food every day. While I have managed to catch moments where they eat prey, I never can quite get it on camera as they're so fast to run away and hide with it. In this picture in particular, he stood still just long enough to capture this moment. He's about the size of a dime.

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Hunters come in all sizes is a great example of the beauty of macro photography where arachnids are concerned! This spider is about the size of a dime, extraordinarily portrayed by ~Zx30 in all its clarity and focus. The colours also complement each other very well so that the background supports the main subject wonderfully. ( Suggested by cloe-patra and Featured by 3wyl )
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PIXAMIGHT Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice image! How big/small is this spider?
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Zx30 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
It was pretty tiny. In the description I mentioned it was about as long as a dime, but realistically it was probably a tad bit smaller than that.

Thanks a lot for the feed back =]
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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Zx30 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you again Angie! =p
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
It's my pleasure! :)

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MadalynC Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh he is just so adorable! :love:
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ssabbath Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
macros of jumping are awesome! :D
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Zx30 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree! I just wish I could find more variety where I live! D=
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ssabbath Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
likewise :P those cute jumpings are so rare here :(
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AngelOfDarkness089 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
OMG she is sooooooo beautiful :D
And congrats on the well deserved DD :)
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Zx30 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Seeker! =D
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AngelOfDarkness089 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You are most welcome :D
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Sara-FE Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Stunning picture!
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Zx30 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much! =D
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Shi86 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love those spiders and you great photo! :heart:
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WendyMitchell Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
:iconcrazy-4-animals: Congratulations! This work has been included in our latest Friday Feature www.deviantart.com/journal/Fri...
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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GraphiteOnPaper Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It belongs to the Genus Menemerus. I once was fascinated by their speed (considering that jumping spiders rather jump than run). I believe that is the same with this ([link] species.
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Zx30 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks pretty darn similar..but also bigger. Hard to tell with nothing to compare it to around it. Thank you! =D
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Tuishimi Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Jumpers rock. Great macro shot of a wonderful creature!
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Zx30 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed! Love em! Thanks alot!
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gavinfree Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to have a huge spider phobia before I realized what amazing creatures they actually are.
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Zx30 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! Only the rest of the world left to convince to go :P
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AnimeCitizen Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hunter? But im fwiendwy!
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Zx30 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
=p
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Nikkusangheili33 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this a Wolf Spider?
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Zx30 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Not sure to be honest. I just try to make em look pretty :P
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Nikkusangheili33 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh

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gavinfree Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It may be a jumping spider, but I could also be wrong.
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LuciusAppaloosius Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Way too small for a wolf spider…
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Nikkusangheili33 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What do you think?
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LuciusAppaloosius Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
I'm not an entomologist (or an arachnologist), but I've seen wolf spiders before; those fellas are pretty big…. 7@=e
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MichaelJFan77 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Great shot!
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Zx30 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a bunch! =]
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MichaelJFan77 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
You're Welcome! :3
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Samimimima Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Great shot!
(Also this spider is adorable asdfghjkl~)
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Zx30 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Too bad we can't hug em eh? =[
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Samimimima Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
If only jumping spiders were the size of a cat.
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Zx30 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
BEST PET EVER!
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Samimimima Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Lol yes. XD
...but what if it tries to eat your other pets? D:
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Zx30 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Free food ^_^!
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Samimimima Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Nuuu! D:
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LemonBang Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Beautiful shot.

I really do respect spiders, but I can't seem to get over my fear of them. Must be all the legs. Looking at videos and pictures doesn't bother me, just in reality when in my house.
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Zx30 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well...I've heard that we, humans, learned through the course of history to jump or react quickly to things that scuttle...for our protection I think. Not how accurate..heard it from Gears of War :P
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LemonBang Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Huh, I guess it's a combination of looks and movement really. At least, that's what gets me.
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Skarpskyter Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Great shot! Jumping spiders and huntsman are my favorite spider-bro's.
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Zx30 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Mine too! :D

Thank you!
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Evil-Rick Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Zx30 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
=[
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usedcanvas Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great shot ! little critter,s are so fierce.You did a really well how did you get em ? Did you do as other,s with a binocular,or something else.This resides in my fav,s.
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