As I have spent December enjoying macro photography in Sydney, I thought it would be appropriate to have this entry focused on some of the critters I’ve met here. I have to say that Macro Photography in Sydney is pretty good, and there are a lot of areas to explore that are in and around Sydney.
Immediately after jumping off the plane, I went to find some Maratus Jumping Spiders. For those who don’t know…Maratus are Peacock Jumping Spiders, and if you haven’t heard of them I urge you to immediately goto YouTube and watch a couple of the videos by The Peacock Spiderman himself…Jurgen Otto…you won’t be disappointed! Those who already know about Peacock Spiders know that they are one of the most magical spiders on the planet and we have over 80 species right here in Australia that are only found here!
The mating season for these beauties is November to December so I was arriving at the right time to perhaps witness a dance. My sister B-shizz, who has a Blog on this page as well, knew of a spot where she had seen Maratus splendens so we went there and we did find one male…however unfortunately there was no female for him to dance for. But it was pretty cool to see these vibrant spiders in the flesh after admiring them for years!