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Old Aug 2, 2009, 3:55 PM   #1
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I came across this Orb Weaver a while back. I had forgotten I had some of these close-ups.

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#4 I tried misting the web for effect.

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Last one of the Web.

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Steve, great photos of simple, yet very interesting subject matter.

The varied compositions and lighting bring interest to each photo. I particularly like the colour and patterns in the spider's abdomen in photo 1, as well as the "mist drops" clinging to the web in photo 4.

How did you mist the web?

Cool!! Not for the arachnaphobic!

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Love those webs and the mist on them.
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Steve, great photos of simple, yet very interesting subject matter.

The varied compositions and lighting bring interest to each photo. I particularly like the colour and patterns in the spider's abdomen in photo 1, as well as the "mist drops" clinging to the web in photo 4.

How did you mist the web?

Cool!! Not for the arachnaphobic!

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Thanks Paul,
To mist the web I used a very complicated and technical piece photographic equipment that I keep close by for just such occasions.
A plastic spray bottle that cost me around 1 dollar. I just twist the spout to make the finest mist possible and then squirt the web until I get the drop size I want. This works best in the early morning when humidity is highest. If the air is really dry the drops won't last very long.

Pretty tricky eh?
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Thanks Mandy, I appreciate you looking. Steve
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Great shots, Steve.
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