Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Silky Webs

The majority of the photos in this series were taken on the same day in the same field.  I was doing a photoshoot with my brother, and the one thing that always happens (just ask my brother) is that I get distracted by interesting things.  Not that my brother isn't interesting, but I'm just digging myself deeper into a hole, aren't I? ;)

The photo above took my fancy, with the spikiness of both the plant and the web itself.  Since it was later in the morning (around 10 or 11 AM), the sun was getting higher, and I had to adjust my shutter speed so as not to overexpose the web.

A flower in the corner is more the subject than the string of web, but the web adds to the composition as a leading line.

I thought the spider above was actually just a piece of dirt...until I looked at the photo on my laptop screen!  There is also a fly caught in the web in the corner, which you might not have noticed.  I like the fact that the web lines are visible.

Dried-out and dead, these flowers (or whatever they once were) sat in my garden, since overgrown now that our plants are gone.  The lines of webbing encircle the plant, and the background is well-blurred.

Stuck against a twig, this web was very peculiar.  The funny-looking lines that are positioned away from the twig seemed like big block letters you might see on an advertisement.


  1. Really, these are amazing photos. Actually, I never have seen these silky web pictures before. These are really awesome dear. You know, Port Macquarie Photographer is also a very professional photographer and he is very famous in Port Macquarie. I love his work!

  2. Nutmeg, when I went to thegodlyphotographer.blogspot.com, I was shocked at so many entries. YOURS was the FIRST one listed but I didn't know that till I clicked the first one. The pictures are wonderful!! Thought you might have hired a ghost writer of many more than your young years. Great job!! Really enjoyed it all. Hey, also found my perfect LEAF.