I have always loved jumping spiders! They are so cute and fluffy, and they can't bite me!
This is a male house hopper (Hypoblemum albovittatum) jumping spider. It was really hard for me to photograph him. He was jumping from the palm frond onto the table and floor all the time! Tricky little spider!!!
I use my 50mm lens and reverse it on my camera to convert it to a macro lens. Because the lens is reversed I have to use a small aperture to get a sharp photo, so it was really hard to see through the lens. I used a little torch to focus on the spider while moving the camera to and fro to focus, as I did not have auto focus.
Metadata: D5300, 50mm ƒ/1.8 reverse mounted.
Lighting: Yongnuo flash with softbox.
Editing: Photoshop, Camera Raw, Color Efex Pro, Dfine.
The jumping spider family (Salticidae) contains over 600 described genera and more than 5800 described species, making it the largest family of spiders with about 13% of all species. Jumping spiders have some of the best vision among arthropods and use it in courtship, hunting, and navigation. Although they normally move unobtrusively and fairly slowly, most species are capable of very agile jumps, notably when hunting, but sometimes in response to sudden threats or crossing long gaps. ~ Wikipedia