Photo Submission by Olivier Roland on Oct 19, 2012 - 12:10
About the Shot
Marpissa muscosa, large jumping spider of western Europe. Feline of the macro world, with your cat way to move, hunt and jump, your beautiful clean and colored fur and the never ending curiosity you show about the world around you. Being able to see your big blue eyes looking at me, without the need of my reversed 50 mm on extension tubes, is just a perfect thing to live (by the way, you did not really need to jump on my nose at that moment, just to say). You have to move everywhere, everytime. It's vital for you to jump and climb on that camera then on this so unusual luminous thing we call flash, letting threads of silk everywhere and making the act of taking a picture of you both a nightmare and a pleasure.