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Up on top of The Nut one early morning, I noted the dawn light filtering through the forest on the sou’west side. And when i got there, all i could see were little rainbows everywhere, amongst the lower levels of the trees……….which turned out to be spider webs!! So, it was a hurried preparation just in case the light changed, a lot of mucking around to avoid glare, and setting the tripod in the right place, and I was right to try and get this on file. With an appropriate f-stop, and a hope that the wind stopped so the little buggers stopped trembling, I fired away……
……..and this is the best i could get……

Stanley
Tasmania

Canon 400D
Canon 200mm lens
F 5.6 at 1/30th sec
polariser
face covered in web strands

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Comments

  • jacqleen
    jacqleenover 5 years ago

    wow DAVID…this is AMAZING…………love the lighting and that rich tone of GREEN here….this is beautiful!

  • Thankyou jacqleen……you ARE a gem!!

    – David Murphy

  • Jenny Ryan
    Jenny Ryanover 5 years ago

    Beautiful!!! Well done, David!!!

  • Thankyou Jen!!

    – David Murphy

  • eclectica
    eclecticaover 5 years ago

    Everything here, is perfect, amazing dof!

  • Cheers Veronica……..much appreciated!!

    – David Murphy

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 5 years ago

    Oh, David! You are Killing me here. Wonderful!

  • Whoah, DON’T DIE………Maureen!!
    …….I need more lovely comments from you……….
    hugs!!

    – David Murphy

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 5 years ago

    Freakin’ h this is cool David! What is the light source? It gives the web an opalescent look. So very beautiful :)

  • Hey Shells, enjoying Florida?
    Light source is early morning sunlight filtering through a stand of blackwoods…i set up in such a way so i could avoid glare and an unobtrusive background…and exposed it so i could darken the background as much as possible, with just the right amount of dof, I hoped anyway!! Bit hard to see with million year old eyes…..
    Thanks for the gracious comment!!! hugs

    – David Murphy

  • Sheila Laurens
    Sheila Laurensover 5 years ago

    Absolutely amazing, David. XX
    Sheila

  • Gracious comment, Sheila……….thankyou xx

    – David Murphy

  • phillip wise
    phillip wiseover 5 years ago

    nice capture murph…is that the web of the seldom seen Tarkineous ferousious spider

  • ….not quite……it was, in fact, the lesser known long-legged-us-biteus-heapus, native only to discarded boots and camera bags laying on the ground….
    Do you know it??

    – David Murphy

  • MICKSPIXPHOTOS
    MICKSPIXPHOTOSover 5 years ago
    Ok, I don’t know exactly how you got this effect and the truth is that it just doesn’t matter…this is AT LEAST a double WOW. Great work, David.
  • Thanks Mick…….to be honest, it wasn’t rocket science, and I’ve given Shelly Hiebert above a bit of a rundown on what i did.
    Thanks for the WOW’s …….much appreciated!!

    – David Murphy

  • OZZREBELXTI
    OZZREBELXTIover 5 years ago

    Good shot David well done.

  • Cheers mate…..glad you liked!!!

    – David Murphy

  • Tamara Valjean
    Tamara Valjeanover 5 years ago

    Totally awesome capture, love this!

  • Thankyou Tamara…..very much appreciated!!

    – David Murphy

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