21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Conductor

In springtime, we have many poppy flowers in our garden. This is also the time when the jumping spiders are getting more active. I wanted to create a photo that reflects the warm colors of the poppy with the little resident of my garden. Jumping spiders often jump around during photo shoots, but I was never able to catch the very last moment before the jump. So I was more than happy when I reviewed this set of photos and realized that I actually managed to freeze this moment. Also, I was amused by his pose, as he looks like he is conducting some classical music.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Dunakeszi, Hungary
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Krisztina Mácsai