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OCALA JUMPING SPIDER ♀
(Tutelina n. sp. from Ocala National Forest)
Canon EOS 7D | Canon MP-E 65mm 1x-5x MacroPhoto Lens (@ 1.5x Life Size)
3-Image Stack | 1/5 | f/7.1 | ISO 320
Natural Light | Tripod | RRS MacroRail | Remote Switch
This species is (as yet) undescribed by science, but is now being classified under the genus Tutelina. It was discovered in the Ocala National Forest, in central Florida, and I was fortunate enough to be part of the expedition that documented its discovery.
This is a very small spider (~4mm), with unbelievable iridescence that is quite hard to capture! I have been trying to get a really nice "stack" sequence of it for publication, but so far a 3-stack image (using Adobe CS5) of this highly-active spider is all I have been able to accomplish under natural conditions.
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