Pearl Arbour

David McMahon

Melbourne, Australia

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Sometimes, Nature’s subtle wonders aren’t always completely evident – and I almost missed this cobweb with its solitary pearl-like droplet. (192 views on 4 May 2011.)

Last night (21 August 2010) I was striding through a deep valley in search of a decent sunset image when I spotted this overgrown acacia tree. For a few moments I abandoned my quest for the sun itself, concentrating instead of using the slender branches, the distinctive rounded shapes of the old, hardened seed pods and the new almost-spring growth as silhouettes against the golden sky.

That’s when I noticed the sunlight on a spider’s web, high up on the tree. It was only when I moved to improve the composition of the shot that I happened to notice the coppery tones on some of the web’s arcs.

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 70-300mm lens. F8, 1/500 sec, ISO 200, focal length 300mm.

Featured in HIGH QUALITY IMAGES, August 2010.

Featured in CAPTION FUN, August 2010.

Featured in BERRIES, FRUITS AND SEEDS, September 2010.

Outstanding Image Award, GLITTER, SPARKLE AND SHINE, November 2010.


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