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  1. Maratus Pavonis 01

    Maratus Pavonis 01

    Common peacock jumping spider - Maratus Pavonis
  2. Chavezshutter

    Want critique Common Peacock Jumping spider - Maratus Pavonis

    Hi, I managed to get nice and close for this shot on this spider which I shot 2 days ago, quite lucky as these are the most skittish and smallest of the species I have found so far, they are about 3-4mm long. This jumping spider was the first species of peacock jumping spider recorded back in...
  3. Maratus Tasmanicus 01

    Maratus Tasmanicus 01

    Tasmanian peacock jumping spider - Maratus Tasmanicus, short clip, best seen at 4k. Haven't done video editing for a bit, slowly getting back into it.
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    Tasmanian peacock jumping spider (Maratus Tasmanicus)
  5. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Another Maratus - Maratus Pavonis "Common peacock spider"

    Hi again, Here are photos from another species I have found this year. This species is slightly smaller than the other maratus species I have found, they also tend to stay away from humans more than other species, getting a good photo on these tiny spiders was tricky. I hope to capture one of...
  6. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Maratus Tasmanicus

    Hello, This is the second species I have been lucky to find so far this year, it is a more colourful and more of a "traditional" peacock in terms of colours, hope you like it
  7. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Maratus season in Australia

    Hi Everyone, It's been a while since I've posted, the cold season here was rather uninspiring and I had slowed down with my photography especially since lockdowns have been going on over here. Anyways, one positive thing has been that I can now travel within the 10km limit to local parks during...
  8. eliasfta

    Your opinion? Vicious killer on my fence!

    Witnessed this little jumping spider taking out a fly double it's size, managed to get this pic of him showing off his kill, vicious! lol
  9. eliasfta

    Your opinion? Jumping spider on fence (Ocrisiona family - Flat Jumping Spider)

    Hi All, This is my first post. Still learning the ins and outs of Macro shooting. But hopefully will soon share more and more shots. Found this little jumping spider on my fence, there seems to be quite a few that live around here. So far I think I've seen 3 different types. They're great...
  10. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Twinkle Eyes - Australian Garden Wolf Spider (Tasmanicosa godeffroyi)

    Another spider from the Grampians. This spider was one of the first things I managed to shoot while at the Grampians, after arriving and unpacking it was evening, cicadas were singing and I was not going to let the first night at this place go to waste. I had already been doing some night macro...
  11. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? The strangest spider I have found so far....Scorpion-tailed Spider (Arachnura higginsi)

    Hello, This photo is from a few months back. I was looking around my front garden when I noticed a very unusual spider web, the web had width as well as depth, it was like comparing a 3d object vs a picture, it was extremely complex and relatively small. I looked at the web for a while when I...
  12. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Australian Redback Spider (Latrodectus hasselti) - A deadly pair

    Hi Everyone, More photos from my Grampians trip, I found what appears to be a redback "couple". I'm not sure if that's a thing as redback male spiders have a high chance of being eaten during mating (something which disturbingly some males help the female achieve) and they are solitary as far...
  13. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Triangle crab spider (Ebrechtella Tricuspidata) on some eucalyptus bark

    Hi, I found this spider on an eucalyptus bark, its was tiny, about 2mm long, seems like a juvenile crab spider. The colour contrast on the bark made it stand out for me, hope you like it
  14. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Huntsman Spider (Holconia Immanis)

    Hello, Night shoot at a nearby park, very common and active at night. I see many of these large spiders on eucalyptus tress where they blend in almost perfectly against the tree bark, here I was lucky to find this spider on some tall reeds.
  15. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Helpis Minitabunda on Aloe Vera leaf

    Hi, Practicing some jumping spider shots before my Grampians trip. Found this male jumping spider in my front garden. This specific species of jumping spider I have become very familiar with, they are very abundant during the warmer months, the females are much more difficult to identify, they...
  16. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Jumping spider at a nearby park

    Hi, I found this spider while walking at a nearby park. Shot on Canon 100mm macro lens on sony body. Still getting used to this lens colours. I have still to identify this species. Hope you like it. ,
  17. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Photoshoot with unknown jumping (Part2)

    Hello, More shots from this little jumping spider, it is possibly a Macaroeris nidicolens ( thanks to @MinitecaPhotographie for this info), a Adanson’s Jumping Spider (Hasarius adansoni) or a White-banded House Jumper (Hypoblemum scutulatum). Hope you enjoy
  18. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Photoshoot with new unknown jumping spider

    Hi, Today while shooting in my front yard I found this spider on my brother's car. I still need to research its species. It is completely different then the jumping spiders I normally photograph. I has longer arms and a completely different colour on its body. It also was a lot more curious and...
  19. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Bronze Jumping Spider on White Calla Lily petal

    Hello, Today I spotted this jumping spider around my bathroom window, i took a few photos of it but was unhappy with the window frame as my background so I got the little spider to jump on my hand and moved it to a lilly flower in a vase. When the spider was near the green parts of the plant it...
  20. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Early flukes - Australian Bronze Jumping Spider

    Hi, This is one of my earlier succesful shot of a jumping spider. I believe I was trying to capture this with extension tubes at f/2.8 and probably using an auto focus mode, many missed shots but this one was pretty good. The ring LED flash is something I dont use on these spiders anymore as it...