Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider on the balcony on August 22, 2020. Many of our spider webs had blown apart between wind and rain the past few weeks.

I was focused on the juvenile Eastern Bluebirds still searching for meals around the complex earlier in the morning. I swapped to my macro upon discovering this spider and another larger black one on the banister. This particular individual blended in well. Both individuals jumped on the front element of the lens, with me managing to get this one off with a leaf. It was moving fast so I placed both leaf and spider on the corner of the railing. With the speed it was moving, it was hard to get (and keep) focus.

Jumping Spiders are adorable and my favorite to photograph, as long as they are willing subjects.

Lens - Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens on Nikon D500