Cute & Furry

© Hayden Cannon

Cute & Furry

Uploaded: October 22, 2016 | Entered: October 22, 2016 00:16:57


My favourite family of spiders called Saltacid or jumping spiders.
This one was curious and climbed up a Gerbera flower to get a closer look at me. How can you resist that face.


John Koepfer @PresentPleasures October 22, 2016

I was shooting one of these last week and he keep longing like he was going to jump at the camera, I guess that is why they call them jumping spiders. This is an amazing shot Hayden with great detail, color and dof!!!! #1671757

Hayden Cannon October 22, 2016

Thank you for your kind words and for commenting John.
Yes these guys are real characters and one of the best and cutest hunters I know. They're also my favourite spider and subject to shoot. This guy was about to jump on my camera too, they're ever so curious. Thanks again 😊 #11529516

Michele Peterson level-classic October 24, 2016

Hm. Not sure about the "cute" part, but I would agree that he is quite unique! :-) A fabulous capture, he shows up nicely against that red. I'm also enjoying taking a visit through your gallery, you have some wonderful images. :-) #11530084

Hayden Cannon October 24, 2016

Oh come on he's cute haha. Yeah spiders aren't for everyone. Thank you for the kind words and for commenting Michele. I'm glad you are enjoying my gallery, I have been away for a while so hoping to catch back up. Thanks again 😊 #11530138

Michele Peterson level-classic October 28, 2016

Good to have you back, Hayden. I'll keep enjoying your "cuter" creature portraits in your gallery. :-) #11531514

Hayden Cannon October 29, 2016

Thank you for the welcome 😊 I missed the community here. There will be more coming soon 😊 and when I'm feeling 100% I'll be back out commenting on all the fantastic and wonderful photos 😊 #11531529

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe November 03, 2016

He's so cute! What a face!! #11533969

Hayden Cannon November 03, 2016

Thank you Carolyn, another who agrees that he is adorable haha. They have so much character for such a small spider plus he has eyebrows haha. Thanks again Carolyn :) #11534193

Claudia Kuhn level-classic November 06, 2016

Wonderful macro of this cute, hairy guy. #11535104

Hayden Cannon November 06, 2016

Thank you Claudia for your kind words, I really appreciate them. :) #11535327

Michele Peterson level-classic November 30, 2016

I guess the judges thought he was cute after all, haha! Congratulations on your finalist, Hayden. #11541440

Hayden Cannon November 30, 2016

Thank you for your kind words Michele. I guess you're right, they couldn't resist that cute face :) #11541462

Glenn E. Traver November 30, 2016

Congratulations Hayden on you finalist, great composition and wonderful contrasting colors ~ GT #11541482

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures November 30, 2016

Hayden congrats on this finalist, this is sure to go gold!!! #11541505

Hayden Cannon November 30, 2016

Thank you Glen for your kind words :) I'm super happy about the finalist.

Thank you John, unfortunately this was only a finalist but I did place second in another category. Thank you for your kind words :) #11541704

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures December 03, 2016

Hayden I am only an amateur but I do not see how this did not go further!! #11542696

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 27, 2016

Hi Hayden, Nice to see a new face on BP! I am not here very often but trying to make a comeback. What a fantastic macro of this little guy. I remember the first time I ever saw a jumping spider in person. I barely saw him! Lol. I had no idea they were that small. I'm pretty horrified of spiders. Especially if they can turn their heads. OMGosh! And these can, can't they? Lol...You did a fantastic job. I'd love to get a "micro" (not macro) lens and start taking photos of the unseen world. Wouldn't that be a hoot? Anyway great job and congrats on the finalist. It should have gone GOLD! His little eyes and face are so clear. And his eyes look like drops of chocolate syrup! :))))
-Laura Swan #11548560

Leslie McLain level-deluxe March 17, 2017

Congrats on your fantastic finalist, Hayden. He is adorable. #11572560

Hayden Cannon March 17, 2017

John - Thank you, I was surprised however I am still happy to get finalist.
Laura - sorry not sure how I missed these comments I am terribly sorry. I have been somewhat absent with medical issues so I do apologise. Thank you for your kind words, yes they can turn their heads, however they're too small to hurt humans. You should dive into the tiny world of macro. Thanks again.
Leslie - Thank you so much for your kind words and feedback he certainly is adorable :) #11572647

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