Check out these crazy macro photos of spiders wearing raindrops as hats
posted Friday, July 19, 2013 at 2:47 PM EDT
Macro photos of insects can be amazing because they give you a close-up view of what these tiny creatures really look like. But what if you discovered your favorite bugs were partying it up with silly hats on their heads? And what if those hats were made of water?
Yes, it doesn't get much stranger -- or sillier -- than photographer Uda Dennie's images of spiders wearing raindrops on their heads like hats. The arachnids are actually jumping spiders that Dennie finds in his garden in Indonesia and then photographs with his macro lens. (Jumping spiders are distinguished by having four pairs of eyes and, of course, for their ability to hop.)
"I was really surprised to get such amazing pictures - it was really wonderful," Dennie told the Daily Mail. "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."
Dennie does, slightly, set up the shots to catch interesting reflections in the raindrops on the spiders' heads. Look closely. What do you see in these tiny water hats?
See more of Dennie's work at his website and on his 500px page.
(All images used with permsission of the photographer.)
(Via My Modern Met)