Posted by Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 28 June 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Series: European Terrestial Orchids

While making images of the Gymnadenia conopsea subsp. densiflora f. alba I showed yesterday, this tiny little demanded some attention. My determination on the species stops with the family: Salticidae (Jumping spiders / springspinnen) If anyone should know a better determination, please let me know.

Image: Alendorf (DE) - 24/06/2010

NOTE: I have a few very busy days comming up - i'll try to cath up responding and commenting as soon as possible. Thx for understanding.

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Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Verder dan springspin kom ik ook niet, maar ik vind 't wel heel schattige spinnetjes als ze tenminste niet als een gek gaan rondspringen ;) Deze was zo te zien in shock toen jij ineens opdook :) Mooie foto, ook als je ziet dat alle groene kleuren precies bijelkaar passen, zelfs de pootjes van de spin!

28 Jun 2010 8:58am

@Monique: Ze zijn heel erg schattig... Ik was blij dat ze me niet als prooi zag :p

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Terrific view!

28 Jun 2010 9:46am

@GJC: Thanks again, GJC.

Jean-Michel from Herstal, Belgium

What a nice macro shot.
I wish you a good day.

28 Jun 2010 4:37pm

@Jean-Michel: Thank you very much for your visit and comment Jean-Michel.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Very nice composition. Your focus is spot-on! The legs of the spider are almost the same color as the plant structure behind the flowers.

28 Jun 2010 5:16pm

@Julie Brown: The spider was in my way making photos of the orchid species .. :):) But it turned out to be a nice model :-)

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Nice detail on here, you have both flower and eyeeess.. well defined.

28 Jun 2010 8:33pm

@Dutçh: Thanks :-)

Mary from PA, United States

Like how it's peeking out over the flower...excellent capture as are all your works !

29 Jun 2010 3:42am

@Mary: Thank you very much for your compliments, Mary.

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

;] Lovely little troll! he´s not sure where to put you in ;D

29 Jun 2010 7:27pm

@daniela scharnowski: I kept my distance :p

Canon EOS 400D
1/1000 second
ISO 200
150 mm