This Red-Backed Jumping Spider was in “I’m outta here” mode before my lens even moved in. I saw his front legs marching in anticipation of the move. You can see the raised right front leg in this photo. I snapped this one macro before he leaped to the next rose bush over.

Shot with my Panasonic FZ50 and Raynox DCR-250 macro lens — at North Berkeley’s Rose Garden, on a hill overlooking San Francisco Bay.

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