Did you ever have an exciting coffee? Well, I did today!
Preparing the coffee
Sometimes you have the feeling you need another cup of coffee even though you already had quite a lot of it.
I have a lot of these moments so, my cup already close to the coffee machine indeed, it was time again.
Because picking up my cup, I think, something moved fast away from me… Such as through the air! In all honesty, It scared me for a moment.
Having a quick look and I was on my way to grab the Fuji-X30 camera. (good macro function)
A jumping spider
The little jumping away thing was a jumping spider.
First of all, I see these spiders a lot around the house and on the balcony.
In bad weather, they hide in small silk litters in crevices and cracks, where they also spend the winter. Let’s say, we have a lot of these hidings around the house
Jumping spiders are day-active animals and prefer to stay in warm, sunny places. They stalk their prey on the ground, on walls or in bushes. When an unlucky prey comes within reach, it will be jumped.
A side note is that not all of the jumping spiders are carnivores but some spiders live partly on nectar.
Spider vs camera
I tried to make a photo of this little friend.
It attacked the camera by jumping against the lens and on top of the camera. Because this little one was a courageous spider definitely.
Hydraulically stretching of the hind legs makes them able to jump as they do. Jumping they catch prey and escape enemies.
Before the spider makes a jump, it first strands a security thread, in case it gets out of the course. A prey normally has little chance because the jump is usually very well calculated.
Have to say that my camera did not make any chance!!
Finally the coffee
As a result of all of this, it was indeed an exciting coffee.
Especially because I was able to capture this beautiful creature with the camera.
A highly respected photographer whose work I know always adds the following text with his photos, “You have got to love nature and its creations.”
Nothing is more true than that.
Keep an eye on my portfolio
The little creature in this post can be found in the “Insects” gallery