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Today I’m participating in Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post photo challenge. This week’s theme is Concept. It took me a while to figure out what type of photos I’d use for this challenge. But then, the idea simply showed itself to me. Yesterday morning, I took a look outside in my garden after I got downstairs and this is what I saw: very tight spider webs covered with the cold morning dew in about a dozen spots on my artificial turf.
Remember you can click on each image to view a larger view of these spider webs covered with tiny rain drops.
What’s interesting is, until that morning, we didn’t know the spider webs were there. The dew made them appear. Now you see it, now you don’t. What a concept!
Here’s what a spider web with tiny raindrops look like from up close.
Here’s another photo that shows you how well and tight the spider web was built.
I like the concept of mixing two natural elements, in this case a spider web and dew drops, to create an interesting subject. I also like the photographic concept of close-ups, so here are a few photos showing the tiny raindrops on these spider webs even better.
I hope you enjoyed these photos. Would you have guessed I can’t stand spiders? They really gross me out but they can create some masterpieces if you look closely.
By the way, if you like these photos of spiderwebs, take a look at another set of photos I took of a spiderweb with large raindrops over colorful river rocks here and here.
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What great photos for the ‘Concept’ theme. Leave it to you to discover those little wonders of nature. 🙂
Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed them! We haven’t seen these small, tight spiderwebs in our backyard since last winter so it was a surprise to wake up to them. My son managed to step on every single one after I snapped the photos. Leave it to boys!
Haha. My kids would have done the same thing.
Lovely idea for the theme. 🙂
Thanks! I love it when photo opportunities pop up out of nowhere.
These are such great images. i love your take on the theme as well.
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Excellent idea my friend for this week theme ,
simple image to become abstract concept photo , Thanks for sharing my friend 🙂
Thank you! I was quite a challenge and I’m glad these spiderwebs showed up when they did.
So true my friend this is very easy challlenge like you did ,Thanks for sharing your idea 🙂
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Wonderful! Your photos are SO much better than mine. But the one on my blog is a strange shade of pink, just before a freeze, and it was the last we saw at Brown’s Park outside Abilene, KS. These are amazing webs they weave!
I saw the shade of pink, that was eerie! These webs always look very white here, which is a nice contrast against the bright green of the turf.
Wow! That is so cool up close. I love what your camera brings out.
It looks like a miniature world, doesn’t it?
It sure does. Beautiful! (Just as long as the spiders stay outside on your grass, right?)
No kidding! I had to kill a huge one the other night that decided to trespass. It took forever to die from the spider spray too, gross!
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Hi Milka – thanks for leaving this link in my spider post section. Yes, these are the same webs I found in the grass and when I looked closely, I found a tiny little spider that seems to have been the creator. The larger webs I included in my post especially the ones suspended in vertically in the grasses are made by a much larger spider, black and yellow in color. I loved your close-ups and this affirms my intentions to get a better camera for myself:-) Here is my spiderweb post for anyone interested: http://beautyalongtheroad.wordpress.com/2013/10/06/a-spidery-good-morning/
The larger webs are probably made by an orb spider. They make very big spider webs. We have them here too. Google it and tell me if I’m correct.
Actually, I checked wikipedia, and the orb spider has a different web pattern. The garden spider seems to be the black/yellow spider with the vertical zigzag pattern in the middle of the web that I observed on my morning walk. Thanks for making me check this!
Isn’t it amazing how spiders not only look different but they all make different types of webs? The only ones I clearly recognize are the ones from black widows, because they’re so messy. I hate those guys.