Thursday, August 13, 2009

Spider on Dewy Web

After experimenting recently with alternative forms of photography with the Lensbaby, and more recently a Holga plastic camera which--get this--uses film (!), I decided to delve back into the high resolution digital world with the Nikon D90 and the macro lens. I like this one, and thought it would be a good one for Nature Notes.

Click to enlarge, unless you're arachnophobic.

See more nature pictures at Rambling Woods


Bird said...

Holy cow that is an amazing picture - spider looks about the size of a two storey house! Great Nature notes pic :D

Carver said...

I love this shot. Excellent photography for nature notes.

Rambling Woods said...

Hello David..I am working on getting over my fear of spiders..which enlarging this photo didn't help. LOL. But what a great macro. My husband was asking me if I needed another lens for my camera. A macro perhaps? Thank you for posting this to Nature Notes...Michelle

#167 Dad said...

Cool. Very cool. My kids and I were trying to figure out what was going in with the water drops. Dew?

#167 Dad said...

OK, just call me Sherlock Holmes. Actually, my eight year old pointed out the title is SPIDER ON A DEWY WEB.

Can I get away with saying it's been a long day???

Dave King said...

You should get some award or other for that, it is almost unbelievable.

David C. said...

Thanks. The spider was really a little guy, but looks like a monster thanks to the macro lens.

Thanks for stopping by.

I think the macro lens is great for nature photos. It ranks right up there with a long zoom lens.

Again I am reminded of Marx Brothers dialogue, as I seem to be in almost any situation.
Groucho, as Rufus T. Firefly in Duck Soup, said of a treasury report, "Why, a four year old child could understand this." Then in an aside to his secretary, "Run out and get me a four year old child, I can't make head or tail
out of it." Good thing you had an eight-year-old child around.

Thanks for the compliment. I may be sending this off somewhere, either to a contest or Nature Photographer magazine.

MyMaracas said...

Great shot! Everything is in focus, and the spider looks poised for action. The reflections in the water are a great contrast for the big, hairy guy. I'm probably one of the few women out here who love spiders - at a bit of a distance, of course.

David C. said...

Maraca, thanks for your kind comment. I think your statement that everything is in focus proves that I followed a cardinal rule of wildlife photography, which is get the eyes in focus. If one can do that, it gives the impression the whole picture is in focus.

~Just me again~ said...

That is so cool. Love it. I have a spider web too, on my Monochrome pic this week.


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