Photographer's Note

"The means to gain happiness is to throw out from oneself like a spider in all directions an adhesive web of love, and to catch in it all that comes" ~Leo Tolstoy

On the rare morning of fog or dew, I come across these gorgeous masterpieces as I walk in the country with my dog. They seem to be everywhere, but to capture them in their essence is a true challenge - this is the first of many experimentations with webs of dew, hence the slight out of focus nature in parts despite my best efforts at sharpening it in photoshop(also in part I think due to the lack of lens power I have for macro shots). I hope that in the process of learning how to capture these marvelous creations of nature, I don't ever come across that which made it. :-)

Any advice or suggestions are certainly welcome!

Updated note: Since this posting I've been anxiously awaiting the return of warmer temperatures and damp mornings to try my hand at taking more shots of these magnificent creations of nature. About a week ago it warmed up quite a bit and I guess it was just enough for the spiders to think it was time to come back out (of wherever they go, don't know much about them) but unfortunately the warm did not last long and their webs were turned to frost within a day. The frost created such a unique effect and I think it's a rare thing to see so I wanted to share. Click here to see image.

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