Very tiny spider

… no more than three or four mm long, sitting on a just unfurling blackcurrant leaf.  I’ll put my money down on it being a “jumping spider” (family: Salticidae) but that’s as far as I’ll go today.

There’s a PS to this … I have an old Sony NEX-7 camera that I keep for digiscoping and that has not been used often and certainly not for the best part of two years now.  I do have a macro lens for it which is OK but by no means as sharp as my 100mm Canon macro lens. However, as the saying goes, the best camera is the one you have in your hand and I was out experimenting just now so I took a chance. Surprisingly good and I may think about using this as a walk-around flower lens as it is certainly small and portable.  Anyway … if any of my entomological chums would like to hazard a guess at the ID of this spider then i would be grateful.

  • Aperture: ƒ/20
  • Camera: NEX-7
  • Focal length: 30mm
  • ISO: 16000
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000s

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