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When I saw this jumping spider from a distance, I thought it was a velvet ant. Then it jumped. It was quite small - perhaps 1 cm long - and hanging out on a dirt road near Angel Peak, NM.
Thanks Angelzero :)
Wow, thats a great shot! Great detail.
Fantastic colors! I can see what you mean by thinking it was a velvet ant from a distance, especially from above.
Thanks Longmustache! They do have really great eyes.
I like jumping spiders because your photo series!! Particularly I like their eyes.
Thanks Carol - what a nice thing to say. Most of the jumping spiders I've seen here in Colorado have been tiny and brown, so I was really excited about this one. :)
I like jumping spiders. They look great in macro. Wonderful colors. Great job. You are truly talented.
Lat: 36.56, Long: -107.87
Spotted on Oct 9, 2011 Submitted on Oct 24, 2011
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