Get to eye level and even a little jumping spider portrait seems more personal. This curious little fellow bravely peered at me, but with the safety of his little web close-by.

I used a 180mm macro lens and stacked a 2x teleconverter to get close to this tiny little spider, and the incredibly narrow depth of field that resulted is something I also happen to like.

Jumping Spider

Jumping spider, LaRamirena Ranch, Rio Grande Plain between San Antonio and the Gulf Coast, Texas, USA. Canon 1DS Mark III. 180mm macro. 2x teleconverter. ISO 500. 1/100 sec. at f/14. EV +1. Fill flash.