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Melted frost hanging on a web.

on the web!

Melted frost hanging on a web.

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I have been wanting to take a picture like this for years. Bravo!
EJWilkins: Believe me Larry, so have I!
  • Kay Martin
  • on vacation in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • 26 Nov 2007, 00:36
Very lovely, Ellie.
EJWilkins: Thanks Kay smile
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 26 Nov 2007, 00:51
Amazing! I never saw such a big web and that too made by such a thick thread. Do you know anything about this species?

I like the way texture of bush beneath seems like a continuance of the web on top just in different colors..
EJWilkins: I've seen a lot of webs like this, all hanging from gorse bushes but I've yet to see a spider in one, so I don't even know how big the creature is.
  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Nov 2007, 01:06
Boy you must have got up early to shoot this, me I'm staying in bed while I'm un-employed. I need to have a chat off-line, you up for that El ?

EJWilkins: Absolutely not John, I don't 'do' mornings unless I've got to! This was taken quite late on in the day, but before it had warmed up very much. I spotted these webs and ... well, you know the rest!
Of course, I'd be delighted. If you've lost my number let me know and I'll mail it to you smile
Nice early morning shot.
EJWilkins: Nowhere near as early as you might think wink Thanks Gishan
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 26 Nov 2007, 02:36
Looks like somebody lost a very elaborate tiara. Did you catch a glimpse of the spider that made it?
EJWilkins: No, I didn't see the spider so have no idea what it looked like.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Nov 2007, 03:03
Superb detail on the web and its strings of liquid diamonds.
beautiful image, Ellie.
EJWilkins: the drops do look a bit like teeny diamonds, or pearls perhaps. Glad you like it, I do too smile
  • Iain
  • Toronto
  • 26 Nov 2007, 05:04
That is quite something Ellie! The frost droplets are incredible. I bet the web would be almost invisible without them. Nice shot smile

What lens were you using?

EJWilkins: Thanks Iain , another one I was pleased with because all my previous attempts at getting webs have been less than successful.
The lens? Looking at the date it'll have been Oly's Zuiko 40-150mm that came with the camera. It's a lovely and very useful lens.
  • Gale
  • Cape of storms
  • 26 Nov 2007, 05:49
Excellent.. ive been trying to cature spiders webs recently. You have really captured the dew!
EJWilkins: I've tried so many time Gale, and this is the first I've been truly satisfied with. Keep at it, you'll get there smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 26 Nov 2007, 06:27
Oh wow this is just beautiful. Those precious little pearls of water on that massive web! Very well done.
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, NM, United States
  • 26 Nov 2007, 07:06
Very nice shot!
  • Monika
  • London
  • 26 Nov 2007, 07:19
You have found a treasure Ellie! Looks so fragile, isn't it?
Superb shot Ellie. What a beautyfull natural hammock!
A complicated and inviting hammock - but deadly. A fine reward for venturing out early in the morning.
EJWilkins: It wasn't as early as you think Mike, honestly, there were just these webs on some gorse bushes so ... and here we have it! I'm pleased with it too.
  • Shakara
  • London UK
  • 26 Nov 2007, 08:22
Nice capture
Great capture, Ellie. I`ve never yet managed to capture the beauty of spiders webs. This encourages me to keep trying. (:o)
EJWilkins: This is the first I've been truly satisfied with Ros, so it's worth persevering. I'd really like to capture an orb web, but I think they've gone now until next year.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 26 Nov 2007, 09:03
Terrific web, it is sooo big, I would hate to meet the spider.
Fabulous shot. i don't think I've ever seen such a dense web. It must be from a very tiny spider.
  • Ann
  • 26 Nov 2007, 10:39
Very nice spider lace ... And I like the colours ... Ann
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 26 Nov 2007, 11:03
What a bejeweled labyrinth, Ellie! Nature's gift to you and us!
Wow, very nice details and clever composition, a nice web on the web today smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Nov 2007, 11:37
Lazy spider built itself a hammock. Just hang around while the insect catch themselves smile

It makes a great picture.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 26 Nov 2007, 15:45
This is so gourgeous, lot of spiders can live in here and to Jonnyg, you don't know what you miss at sunrise!!!!
What a splendid shot. This looks just like a fairy hammock!
Great shot Ellie.
"Oh what a tangled web we weave" Very nice.
  • Chris
  • Lost in space!
  • 26 Nov 2007, 22:01
Wonderful structure Ellie, they are master engineers & builders. smile

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