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laced web

laced web
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Copyright: Cora Malinak (ayobami) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 22] (167)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-24
Categories: Insects, Spiders
Camera: Canon 20D, 18-55mm/f3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dew Drops on Spider Web, !Geometry Plus [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-27 6:03
Viewed: 7073
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Since my other posting of a spider web where I walk, I've been anxiously awaiting the return of warmer temperatures and damp mornings to try my hand at taking more shots of these magnificent creations of nature. About a week ago it warmed up quite a bit and I guess it was just enough for the spiders to think it was time to come back out (of wherever they go, don't know much about them) but unfortunately the warm did not last long and their webs were turned to frost within a day.

I was hoping there would be more, but it seems only a few came out along this one area where I walk, so this was the best and most complete one I could get. The frost created such a unique effect and I think it's a rare thing to see so I wanted to share.

Tech note: It was very poor light that day so I had a tough time getting this - also didn't have a tripod with me and only have one lens option which isn't ideal for these closeup shots. Did a bit of contrast and sharpness adjustment in PS Elements. Any tips or editing suggestions are always appreciated!

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Beautiful shot! Very good the idea!
Bye Tom

Well catured. Never seen this before. Very good DOF.


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  • livia Silver Star Critiquer [C: 22 W: 2 N: 9] (32)
  • [2006-01-27 16:23]

Hi Cora ;-)

Wow! Exelent shot. Great DOF. I like it ;-)



Next frosty day I'm going to go looking for spider webs! Nice shot. TFS

And another outstanding cobweb. This I have never seen even here in Canada - the land of ice and snow. I think that's perhaps because our spiders long since have given up the attempt before such cold weather comes. I don't think you need to be apologetic. This is excellent.

Hi Core,
I thing you have captured a quite unique spider web,
never seen a frosty one. Well done with the compostion.
Good detials and POV.
Well done.

Esta foto es como un bordado de ganchillo raro y estético. Es tan original que llamó mi atención después de haber visto más de 100 fotos consecutivas.

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  • PerR Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 2 N: 16] (99)
  • [2006-01-30 13:38]

Hello Cora.
Great shot. Is this what they call broadband when your out on the web :-)

Tough time? Indeed I see a blur in the corner, that you wouldn't had with more light. I'm so glad you posted it anyway because the colors are great and a frozen web is indeed something inexpected. Tips? Collect any branch in the neibourhood to use it as a monopod. Close diaphragma a little more and do 1000 shots hoping that you won't have move for at least one of them. Big smile for the great capture.

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  • Vini Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 27] (123)
  • [2006-03-28 8:31]

Wonderful. This kind of photo is impossible here in Brazil because it is never so cold. Thanks for sharing

Hi Cora,
This is other beautiful shot. I never seen this nature production before.

Good work

Cora, this is outstanding: t have captured hoarfrost on a spider's web! I have included this in my theme called !Geometry

What a gorgeous picture Cora. Spider snowflake!
Well done.
P.S. I really like this photo so many green smily faces to you.

Hi Cora,
Welcome to TN, I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do. This is so beautiful and looks like lace just as your title says. You've done a great job with what you had at your disposal. Great shot and thanks for sharing.

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