Macro Monday: Water drops on a spider web

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Today I’m taking part in the Macro Monday photo challenge. You can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, I encourage you to subscribe so you can enjoy the new photos I post a few times a week.

I have shared photographs of water drops on spider webs before but it’s always fun to find new photo opportunities. As much as I hate spiders, I really like how their spider webs look when water is dropped on it, whether it is raindrops, dew drops, or watering drops. These small water drops look like crystals reflecting everything around them. The background for these water drops wasn’t too interesting but it’s not that often I can see raindrops or other water drops on a spider web, so I took this opportunity to capture the moment.

Macro Monday: Water drops on a spider web
Macro Monday: Water drops on a spider web
Close-up of water drops on a spider web
Close-up of water drops on a spider web

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

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Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “perspective”. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view.

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I want to apologize to my regular blog followers because you just saw some of these photos earlier this week, but I think they fit this theme perfectly and I feel compelled to share them again.

Can you guess what this is?

Wordpress Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective - guess what this is?
WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective – guess what this is?

Here’s the same subject, taken from a bit further up: it’s wet sand! Mother Nature can draw trees in wet sand on the beach.

Mother Nature makes sand art: tree drawing in the wet sand
Mother Nature makes sand art: tree drawing in the wet sand

Here’s your chance at another guessing game: do you know what this is?

Delicate dew drops on spider web
Delicate dew drops on spider web

Here’s a picture from further away. It’s amazing what you can see when you kneel down and get closer to your subject, in this case raindrops on a grass spider web.

Tiny raindrops on spider web on grass
Tiny raindrops on spider web on grass

To finish with the same theme, here are more raindrops on a different type of spider web, this one over smooth river rocks.

Stones covered with raindrops on spiderweb
Stones covered with raindrops on spider web

And this is what the raindrops look like from further up.

Rain drops on a spider web over river rocks
Rain drops on a spider web over river rocks

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles and Curves

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This week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge theme is circles and curves. Nature is full of circles and curves so here are a few of my selections for this theme. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view.

Is there anything more round than a full moon?

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Circles and Curves - full moon
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles and Curves – full moon

OK, oranges are pretty round too.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: round orange
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: round orange

Lemons aren’t round but they show plenty of curves.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: the curves of a lemon
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: the curves of a lemon

This protea pin cushion flower has beautifully curved petals.

Curvy petals of the protea pin cushion flower
Curvy petals of the protea pin cushion flower

I love the round and curvy shapes of these raindrops on a spider web. You can see more of these raindrops here and here.

Raindrops on spider webs over river rocks
Raindrops on spider webs over river rocks

Sea jellies are round and curvy as they swim around.

The curves of sea jellies
The curves of sea jellies

I love these little round berries (more photos of these berries here). Two months later and the berries are still on the shrubs.

The round red berries of the Cotoneaster Lacteus
The round red berries of the Cotoneaster Lacteus

I’ll finish with the newest baby panda at the San Diego Zoo. I love those beautiful circles around the eyes!

Baby panda bear t the San Diego Zoo
Baby panda bear t the San Diego Zoo

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Water

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I’m participating in the LetsBeWild.com Wild Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s Challenge is: Water.

Water can be photographed in so many ways. It can be spread out over an ocean’s length or be contained in a single drop. It can look blue, green, gray, transparent, or reflect what’s around.

My favorite form of water to photograph is water drops, so all the photos below feature water drops for this week’s photo challenge. You may have seen a few of them or none of them on this website already. There are a couple of new ones too.

Remember you can click on each photo to see a larger view.

I shared these raindrops on a spider web over river rocks last week, and I think they fit this theme perfectly.

Close-up of rain drops on a spider web with river rocks underneath
Close-up of rain drops on a spider web with river rocks underneath
Close-up of rain drops on a spider web with river rocks underneath
Close-up of rain drops on a spider web with river rocks underneath
Let's be wild weekly photo challenge - water - wet branch after the rain
Let’s be wild weekly photo challenge – water – wet branch after the rain

I took these last two pictures after the rain we had last week in San Diego. I love how tiny droplets outline the leaves and the bougainvillea flower. It almost looks like tiny, shiny diamonds.

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Water - raindrops on a leaf
Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Water – raindrops on a leaf
Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Water - raindrops on a bougainvillea flower
Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Water – raindrops on a bougainvillea flower