Webs Underfoot

A spider web in the grass, draped in pearls of morning dew:

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Photo by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.

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9 thoughts on “Webs Underfoot

  1. OH WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s incredible!!!!!!!!!!!! If I was to get VERY close to the ground, could I see something like that too????????????

    • One reason I enjoy close-up photography — the ability to unlock the door of something ridiculously common and ordinary and reveal its true identity. Thanks so much for the over-the-top compliment Linda = made my day!

  2. Very, very nice shot. I’ve been trying to capture something like this but no luck. Of course I’m not out that early in the AM often enough to run across such an opportunity. I did have one photo with a web on a dock at Lake of the Ozarks in SW Missouri. My photo though was shades of gray and completely lacking the great color you captured. Also the dew drops in yours are so much more plentiful and larger than what I was able to get. I’m curious, did you use flash for this?

    • Hi. Glad you liked this shot, and I appreciate the comment. I’m not surprised you asked about flash. I’ve achieved a similar, sparkling effect by using flash on fungi in damp woodland settings. In this case, I was working with heavy dew in bright, mid morning sun in late September. (My wife is from Lebanon Missouri and she tells me the formation of morning dew in that part of the country is inferior to that of the Northeast!)The webs were back-lit and I was set at f/16 and 135mm on a mid range zoom.

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