Nature's Place

Spider Green

*Click on the pictures for a proper look … and click again

It’s been a while since I found this little dancing jumping spider. Entertaining to watch as she moves around the foliage, staccato gait.

No doubt there are still some in the garden but the summer heat has driven them into the shadows, for some relief.

Not so easily found right now. But summer is almost over and with a little rain comes the forms of life.

Time to wake up from the lazy heat, kick start the old ticker, and see what may be.

© Mark Berkery ……. Click on those pictures for a closer look



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  1. ecopoet said, on 25/03/2019 at 9:58 am

    So true

  2. ecopoet said, on 24/03/2019 at 11:20 pm

    Amazing creature -facial resemblance of a tribal mask –

    • Mark said, on 25/03/2019 at 9:55 am

      Everything we can imagine already exists in nature, inside or out.

  3. NVwrites said, on 07/03/2019 at 2:59 pm

    Stunning detail!

    • Mark said, on 08/03/2019 at 1:18 am

      When you get up close … it’s a amazingly detailed earth.

  4. Nil said, on 06/03/2019 at 1:04 am

    Just bumped into this little fellow (or is it a lady?) browsing blogs… Great photography – great tiny model :-)

    • Mark said, on 06/03/2019 at 11:42 am

      Yes, they are great models too.

      Thanks Nil.

  5. stephanieroath3157 said, on 04/03/2019 at 12:08 pm

    Amazing! What a cute little fella! I enjoyed these photos so much! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Elle N. said, on 03/03/2019 at 8:24 am

    These pics are so mesmerizing… I don’t like spiders, but these creatures carry a certain beauty that no other animal has.

    • Mark said, on 03/03/2019 at 12:25 pm

      Of all the spiders these jumping ones are regarded as the cute ones. They dance for a partner, jump great (to them) distances for prey, and are curious when the lens gets close so they often jump onto it and wander about the camera. And they have a ‘innocent’ face. But really, many creatures have similar attributes, or at least their ‘innocence’ can be seen when we look without prejudice. Because ‘innocence’ is a quality apparent in the absence of thinking and emotion.

      Thanks Elle.

  7. Mike Scir said, on 02/03/2019 at 8:57 pm

    Great pictures, thanks!

  8. dikshakakkar31994 said, on 02/03/2019 at 6:05 pm

    Wow so crazy …. its so beautifull … perfect picture

    • Mark said, on 02/03/2019 at 9:28 pm

      Thanks Diksha. She is a beauty all right.

  9. Ihagh G. T. said, on 01/03/2019 at 3:27 pm

    👍👍👍… interesting… the closer, the larger and more expressive, informative and understanding… a picture speaks volumes of words

    • Mark said, on 01/03/2019 at 4:45 pm

      Yes, macro shows our little cousins in a different light for sure.

  10. David Herman said, on 01/03/2019 at 9:47 am

    Aww Mark, you have a new admirer …

    • Mark said, on 01/03/2019 at 10:49 am

      A distant cousin, still on the prowl for a meal. And I’m not it.

  11. wabisabisatire said, on 01/03/2019 at 9:47 am

    So amazing! What a beautiful spider. :)

  12. pflanzwas said, on 01/03/2019 at 9:04 am

    Great pictures! She looks as if she is feeling quite comfortable on your finger :-) Very brave that little thing. I never saw such a colourful spider! Thank you Mark for sharing!

    • Mark said, on 01/03/2019 at 10:46 am

      Thanks Almuth.

      Most creatures will relax where they perceive no threat. It’s an odd pleasure, having a spider walk around my finger.

  13. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature said, on 01/03/2019 at 7:13 am

    Such an amazing little creature and you captured the facial expressions. It’s cool how they can hide their pinchers and make their face the thing to notice and the unsuspecting bugs get eaten from beneath.I love these pics! I love all your pics. I haven’t been to blogworld for a while. It’s nice to see your spider!

    • Mark said, on 01/03/2019 at 10:44 am

      They are good looking spiders, and entertaining. Hard to miss their expressions when they are so active.

      Welcome back Mary.

  14. Mirjam Coleman said, on 01/03/2019 at 6:37 am

    WOW intense pictures! Beautiful photos!

  15. Michael Scandling said, on 01/03/2019 at 6:23 am

    I realize it’s folly to canineomorphize a spider, but this one’s face reminds me of my dog in particularly charming moments.

    • Mark said, on 01/03/2019 at 10:33 am

      They are charming, why not … but they didn’t learn it from us. Maybe it’s a display thing, he and she putting their best foot forward to each other, being able to tell the difference. Nature is a magnificent intelligent after all, if somewhat fixed in form.

  16. David said, on 01/03/2019 at 6:08 am

    Very nice photos and one handed at that!

    • Mark said, on 01/03/2019 at 10:31 am

      Thanks David. One handed but with an achromat on the lens the working distance allows to rest lens tip on same hand you see, so not entirely …

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