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Habronattus coecatus.  jumping spider.

rokkor 100mm f/3.5 macro with 1:1 tube, vivitar 2x macro teleconverter, yn-560 speedlight

The first of three jumping spiders I photographed this afternoon.  I’m always on the lookout for them because they’re so much fun to watch 🙂  Another Habronattus coecatus, similar to the one that I’d photographed before, but this time in a setting that looks more natural.  I like to think that this one was hunting (rather than running from my monstrous camera rig :P).  It was actually pretty difficult to photograph because it kept jumping into a dense part of the herb garden.  I found myself shooting between very narrow gaps in the leaves and twigs to get good angles–pretty fun, but the whole act of peering through the foliage felt a little pervy…

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