Wendy-May
Wendy-May

spider web



Photo taken whilst everyone was still in their bed and the sun was just starting to rise.

Photo taken whilst everyone was still in their bed and the sun was just starting to rise.
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24 Comments | Report
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots February 07, 2015
Great shot!
Wendy-May
Wendy-May February 08, 2015
Thank you JDLifeshots!
kanizkhan
 
kanizkhan February 11, 2015
Awesome
Wendy-May
Wendy-May February 11, 2015
Thank you kanizkhan!
Michael_Shake
 
Michael_Shake February 12, 2015
Love the color and detail.
Wendy-May
Wendy-May February 12, 2015
Thank you Michael!
judithstopforth
 
judithstopforth February 15, 2015
Very nice photo! I love the colour, and the lighting compliments the photo.
Wendy-May
Wendy-May February 15, 2015
All natural lighting Judith. The colour of the surrounding flowers were purple - it was a good photo opportunity and I'm glad to have captured it.
nornots PRO
 
nornots March 04, 2015
Glorious !!
Wendy-May
Wendy-May March 04, 2015
Thank you so much!
Billyboy Premium
 
Billyboy March 16, 2015
Fabulous !!
Wendy-May
Wendy-May March 16, 2015
Thank you so much!
marciajewell
 
marciajewell March 26, 2015
Truly amazing!!!
Wendy-May
Wendy-May March 26, 2015
Thank you Marcia!
IsabellaD Premium
 
IsabellaD March 28, 2015
Stunning beauty, amazing detail, love color and DOF, voted in Color Purple !
Wendy-May
Wendy-May March 28, 2015
Thank you Isabella!
sallycampbellclark
 
sallycampbellclark May 20, 2015
BEAUTIFUL photo! I love the shades of purple and composition. The way you have captured the web looks like it has been delicately drawn onto the photo! :) That's why I have chosen your photo as the winner of my "colour purple" challenge. Thanks for entering! :) :)
Wendy-May
Wendy-May May 20, 2015
Thank you Sally!
kunriyanto
 
kunriyanto May 20, 2015
congrats
good job
Wendy-May
Wendy-May May 20, 2015
Thank you!
kellycoventry
 
kellycoventry May 20, 2015
Congratulations on your win! Fantastic photo!
Wendy-May
Wendy-May May 20, 2015
Thank you Kelly!
ntgreen
 
ntgreen June 12, 2015
Lovely! Fantastic colour and detail!
Wendy-May
Wendy-May June 23, 2015
Thank you!
florinabelu-alexandru
 
florinabelu-alexandru June 29, 2015
AWSOME SHOT.Please tell me what lens did you use for this shot?And is there any photoshop in this?
IsabellaD Premium
 
IsabellaD July 01, 2015
Still love it, voted in Inspiring !!
Wendy-May
 
Wendy-May July 13, 2015
For some reason, I cannot respond to comments on this photo! Have contacted viewbug to report issue. Sorry if I haven't responded on the photo to anyone, but will have pm'd you. :D
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO+
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography September 15, 2015
Wow wonderful capture! Congrats on being people's choice!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq October 14, 2015
Beautiful shot!
smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer October 15, 2015
Lovely composition
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 October 20, 2015
Wow... amazing!!
lauracobb
 
lauracobb October 25, 2015
wow! great capture
lalien5561
 
lalien5561 November 02, 2015
Very Nice.... Love this photo
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots November 03, 2015
Congrats!
nandicmb
 
nandicmb November 04, 2015
Congratulations on all your wins!
Wendy-May
Wendy-May December 25, 2015
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KyleErnst
 
KyleErnst November 07, 2015
Jaw dropping...
Wendy-May
Wendy-May December 10, 2015
Thank you Kyle!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken whilst on holiday in Hampshire, UK.
Time
It must have been around 5.45am or maybe even slightly earlier because no-one was around on the farm near the cottage we rented. Also, the cockerel in the yard outside liked to make himself known at around 6.00am each morning and he wasn't awake yet either!
Lighting
The light was very soft and beautiful and I didn't use flash as it wasn't necessary.
Equipment
Nikon D700; Nikon 135mm; f/2.0, 1/180 sec; ISO 100. Had to lean outside the sitting room window to capture this photo and as a result couldn't use a tripod. I therefore improvised by using the window sill and a photography beanbag to balance my camera whilst I took the shot.
Inspiration
The web looked so delicate and beautiful. It wasn't quite complete but that didn't matter. I just had to capture this beautiful spectacle as it was! I can still remember taking this photo and that was almost 3 years ago now.
Editing
Yes, I brightened the web slightly in Lightroom and darked the background to stand the web out against the background. I also added a little sharpening and clarity.
In my camera bag
Nikon D700, Nikon 105mm macro lens, Nikon 135mm lens, spare camera and speedlight batteries, spare memory card, Nikon SB900 speedlight, lens cleaning cloth, and an inexpensive JJC WB-F1 White Balance Filter which can be used with most lens sizes.
Feedback
To capture nature at it's best, you have to be prepared to rise early (often around 5am or earlier if you need to travel to a destination). The effort is worth the result however because the light just before, during and after dawn is really soft and beautiful... magical even! A fresh dew is usually forming at this time which tends to enhance spider webs and is therefore an added bonus, e.g. did you notice the little 'nature's diamond' in the centre of this web? Another thing to mention is always use a tripod or photography beanbag when photographing objects / nature, etc close up because they aid keeping your camera steady and as a result help to produce a nice clean and sharp image - especially if there's a breeze! One final comment - I shot the photo above using a low f/stop (f/2) which helped to focus on the web whilst it threw the background, which consisted of purple border flowers, into a beautiful soft bokeh.

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