Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 12/05/2013


Photo taken on December  4, 2013


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Celestial Spider in Star-Laden Web

Celestial Spider in Star-Laden Web
This picture is one of those surprises that makes you stop and say, "WOW!" Technically, there are issues--there is a bit of jitter and more of the spider could be clear, but in this case, I think this picture is about magical moments, caught at just the right time. This tiny web was so fine I wouldn't have seen it except that there were many fine dew drops giving it away. I thought I'd take one picture to see if I could capture the droplets, but I didn't expect to get anything. When I looked at the image on my computer, I was totally surprised to find that I'd captured the image of the tiny spider who made the web, complete with droplets on its abdomen. What amazed me was that the flash shone right through the spider and caused it to glow and created iridescence on its legs!! I love the rainbow-colored droplets and all the wonderful bokeh. It's like a spider in a little galaxy, strung with stars!

Ahmad Waqas, Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme, John McKay, Swetlana Hasenjäger and 11 other people have particularly liked this photo


22 comments - The latest ones
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
Yes, using flash very likely produces surprises. I don't know if there are any sort of LED lights to be used together with ring flash, to give at least some sort of a preview on what you going to get. But on the other hand, surprises can be pleasant, like here =)
3 years ago.
Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins
A great capture! I love the little spider. A gold and silver image.
3 years ago.
Luiz Baroni Junior
Luiz Baroni Junior
Well taken!
3 years ago.
Rachel2
Rachel2
Lovely image!
3 years ago.
Angela Parker
Angela Parker
This is image is stunning!!
3 years ago.
Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson
Superb image, love the bokeh.
3 years ago.
Chrissy
Chrissy
YAY more bokeh. Wonderful with the spider in it!
3 years ago.
Agnès
Agnès
++++++
3 years ago.
Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre
Now I don't like spiders as you know - but this is a particularly lovely photo. Those droplets are wonderful
3 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
A photo doesn't have to be technically perfect to make a great shot!! As you have just proved :)
(........and lucky for me as I'd never get any "keepers" lol)!

You said it yourself............this shot is magical. The spider looks as if it is clambering about in the night sky amongst the stars.
3 years ago.
Christiane
Christiane
Excellent job ! ******
3 years ago.
Ian Grainger
Ian Grainger
I like the way he's stepping between the raindrops, trying to keep his feet dry! Not easy when you've got eight of them I'm sure! :)
3 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Sooooo beautiful !!

And there is a nebula called the Tarantula Nebula !

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap081111.html
3 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Splendid shot!! Truly amazing!!
That's Wild!!
Seen in

Wonderful World
of Wildlife!!
3 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Well Done!!
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Leap's Photo
Pond!!
3 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
An exquisite and spectaclar macro shot, Janet!
Beautiful Work!!
Seen in

The Artisan!!
3 years ago.
Dynamo
Dynamo
well capture, superb

Seen in : Prime lenses (fixed focal length)
3 years ago.
Sue Taylor
Sue Taylor
This reminds me not to give up. Always take the shot, many shots and sometimes you get these incredible shots like this one. Well done!
3 years ago.
Chris Sorge
Chris Sorge
Amazing capture with excellent detail
3 years ago.
Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme
Chantal HILLENVECK d…
YoupieYeah...... belle et extra !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Nature's jewels...Brilliant macro. Janet!

Seen and enjoyed in : *** SUPER INSECTES EN MACRO
3 years ago.