Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Itsy bitsy spider

I was doing dishes the other day when I noticed a black spot on our white kitchen cabinets. Closer inspection showed it to be a jumping spider.

I scooped it up with a cup and put it outside, but then had the notion to try out my camera's macro-zoom feature. Here are the results.

This little gal was fearless, watching me with her bright eyes. Notice the blue-green chelicera and yellow-orange pedipalps. Who knew these things were so colorful?

As she walked across the surface of the table, she left a line of silk behind her, secured at intervals.

Altogether cute in an ugly spider sort of way. I'm glad she was only half an inch across.


  1. Your camera work continues to blow me away. Great shots!

  2. Oh, now I have to find one of the little furry black ones with the glowing green eyes that like to build nests/webs in the top of my honey bee hives, just stop I can take a pic and see more detail like you did!'

  3. Excellent shot. what kind of a camera are you using? What kind of lens? I'm into photography.

    1. I'm strictly a point-and-shoot-and-pray kind of photographer. All I have is a pocket camera, a Panasonic DMC-ZS50.

      - Patrice

  4. Your spider is much prettier than the black widow I found today. My spider did not recieve the same kind treatment your spider did. They are fascinating creatures though and your pics are lovely.

  5. Wow! Those are great pictures. Thank you for bringing the spider to colorful life.

  6. Old German proverb says "A spider in the house brings Luck". Just sayin

  7. Here comes Garfield with his rolled up newpaper! :)