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Suspension

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Dew beaded spider web strands

Spider web strands hold beads of dew like stings of pearls. The drops cling to the sticky material that spiders place at intervals along their webs to capture prey.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 640, f/8, 1/1000″ exposure

Pearls

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Tiny dew droplets on a spider’s web

Morning dew drops suspended in a spider’s web seem to float above the grass in this close up image. The drops are maybe 0.5mm in diameter and look like a fizz in the grass when you stand over them. When you get in close, their structure—and beauty—is revealed.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/10, 1/125″ exposure.

Waiting for breakfast

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A banded garden spider (?) waits for breakfast in her dew dappled web

Yesterday morning offered a good time to shoots some dew soaked spider webs. A quick cruise of our yards and fields with my macro lens offered up plenty to focus on. This small spider (maybe a banded garden spider?) posed patiently for me in her web.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/5, 1/400″ exposure.

Beads

Tiny dew drops cling to a spider's web in the grass.
Tiny dew drops cling to a spider’s web in the grass.

These tiny beads of dew were clinging to a low-slung spider’s web in the grass by the pond. I’d say the largest drops were smaller than half-a-millimeter.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/16, 1/160″ exposure.

Web of Pearls

A web of pearls on a dewy morning
A web of pearls on a dewy morning

Sometimes being a bit out of focus is a good thing…

Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO 100,  f/1.8, 1/800″ exposure

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