The beauty of the morning dew – Part 1

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Yesterday morning I couldn’t help notice the beautiful morning dew as I was walking my kids to school. Unfortunately all I had at the time to capture it was my cell phone camera. Even though a couple of the photos looked pretty, I thought they didn’t do justice to what I was really seeing. So this morning I grabbed my good camera and looked around for some pretty displays of morning dew. I got many good shots and I decided to split them in a few posts, so they can each have the spotlight they deserve.

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Morning dew on purple flowers
Morning dew on purple flowers

I love how tiny and numerous the morning dew droplets are, compared to the raindrops that are left after the rain. Sometimes they just seem to glitter with the morning sunlight.

Purple wildflowers with morning dew
Purple wildflowers with morning dew

I don’t know what type of flowers these small purple blooms are but the morning dew seem to turn them into a thing of beauty.

Morning dew in San Diego
Morning dew in San Diego

With afternoon temperatures of 93 degrees yesterday and flowers blooming everywhere, spring is definitely here in San Diego.

Morning dew droplets in the sunlight
Morning dew droplets in the sunlight

Sunday Post: Concept

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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.

Sunday Post: Concept - raindrops in spider web on grass
Sunday Post: Concept – raindrops in spider web on grass

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.

Sunday Post: Concept - tiny raindrops on spider web on grass
Sunday Post: Concept – tiny raindrops on spider web on grass

Here’s another photo that shows you how well and tight the spider web was built.

Sunday Post: Concept - raindrops on spider webs, green grass background
Sunday Post: Concept – raindrops on spider webs, green grass background

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.

Sunday Post: Concept - close-up of raindrops on spider webs on green grass
Sunday Post: Concept – close-up of raindrops on spider webs on green grass
Sunday Post: Concept - close-up of raindrops on spider webs on green grass
Sunday Post: Concept – close-up of raindrops on spider webs on green grass

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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