See if this doesn’t make you crack a smile. Deep within his garden, in Batam Island, Indonesia, photographer Uda Dennie is busy takes photos of a quite humorous sight – jumping spiders with water drops on their heads! The massive water droplets stay in place for about a minute, which is just the right amount of time for the 33-year-old to snap these shots. While most of us feel a bit squeamish when looking at macro photos of spiders, Dennie has somehow taken that uneasy feeling away, replacing it with curiosity and glee.
Jumping spiders have four pairs of eyes, which sit in a unique pattern that makes it easy to identify them. The main pair is movable while the three secondary pairs are fixed. With all those eyes, it has a nearly 360-degree view of the world!
Just how does Dennie feel about his photos? As he told The Daily Mail, “I was really surprised to get such amazing pictures – it was really wonderful. I have seen anything like this before, it is such an interesting photograph. I have a real passion for macro photography and after lots of trial and error I’m now able to produce good images – perseverance really paid off.”
Not all of these shots were just the result of luck and perseverance, however. Dennie often set up his shots to create just the right reflection.