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diane_hallam_4401

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Early one morning there was a think heavy fog in the neighbourhood and the spider's webs in the yard stood out and glistened in the sunlight....
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Early one morning there was a think heavy fog in the neighbourhood and the spider's webs in the yard stood out and glistened in the sunlight.
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JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots December 29, 2013
Awesome capture!
diane_hallam_4401
diane_hallam_4401 December 30, 2013
many thanks JDLifeshots and Happy New Year :)
Jacc
 
Jacc December 30, 2013
Great pic
diane_hallam_4401
diane_hallam_4401 December 30, 2013
many thanks Jaac and Happy New Year :)
DanK
 
DanK December 30, 2013
Pretty!
diane_hallam_4401
diane_hallam_4401 December 31, 2013
many thanks danielkukec and Happy New Year :)
Arindam
 
Arindam January 01, 2014
great capture!
diane_hallam_4401
diane_hallam_4401 January 01, 2014
many thanks Arindam and Happy New Year and all the best for 2014 :)
Flosno
 
Flosno January 01, 2014
Great eye for a wonderful capture....love it
diane_hallam_4401
diane_hallam_4401 January 01, 2014
many thanks Flosno, Happy New Year and all the best for 2014 :)
estervandermerwe
 
estervandermerwe January 01, 2014
Wow very nice!
diane_hallam_4401
diane_hallam_4401 January 01, 2014
many thanks estervandermerwe, Happy New Year and all the best for 2014 :)
1guysportsphotography
 
1guysportsphotography January 08, 2014
Great capture.
diane_hallam_4401
diane_hallam_4401 January 15, 2014
many thanks 1guysportsphotography
arifgraphy
 
arifgraphy January 16, 2014
Fantastic sharpness. Lovely details in every drop. Cheerz.
diane_hallam_4401
diane_hallam_4401 January 17, 2014
many thanks arifgraphy :)
njkerosky PRO+
 
njkerosky January 17, 2014
Exquisite!!!
saikatsaikat
 
saikatsaikat January 24, 2014
its a owasme photo
marcocalandra89
 
marcocalandra89 January 26, 2014
great!
NinaKling PRO
 
NinaKling January 26, 2014
fantastic composition - congrats
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset February 08, 2014
Superb photo, love it lots! Bravo, beautiful work. Great title too ( :
marcelfens
 
marcelfens February 10, 2014
Very nice indeed
Flosno
 
Flosno February 11, 2014
Love it....voted
AlejandraDodge
 
AlejandraDodge February 11, 2014
Nice!
abrovarnik
 
abrovarnik February 19, 2014
Great capture!
HaliSowle
 
HaliSowle March 01, 2014
Absolutely lovely!
raymondcooper
 
raymondcooper March 25, 2014
Beautiful in time.
Cla6Ssy0
 
Cla6Ssy0 July 21, 2014
Awesome!!
wildwoodie56
 
wildwoodie56 August 06, 2016
Fantastic shot
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz September 04, 2016
Beautiful detail. Congratulations on your People's Choice Win. :)
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots September 04, 2016
Congrats!
ori PRO
 
ori September 04, 2016
Nice
SettingSky PRO+
 
SettingSky October 16, 2016
Perfect! Gorgeous.

Behind The Lens

Location
Photo taken of spider’s web neatly positioned in the corner of an Aussie made ‘hills hoist’ clothesline in our backyard, looking upwards at the sky.
Time
We live in the tropics and photo was taken during the cooler months, about 7am in the morning.
Lighting
With the morning sunlight coming from my left side, I positioned the camera on an angle looking upwards so that I could capture the refraction of light passing through the dewdrops.
Equipment
Photo was taken some time ago, not long after I just started getting into photography using a Panasonic DMC-ZS3 camera, yes a point and shoot camera, on macro setting, no flash or tripod was used.
Inspiration
On this particular morning, there was a thick fog in the neighbourhood. Looking over the backyard from our high set veranda, I could see lots of spider’s webs glistening in the early morning sunlight and as I got closer, I could see they were covered in dew drops.
Editing
Yes, I converted the photo from colour to black and white, added contrast, shadow and sharpened to enhance overall image.
In my camera bag
Speaking from experience, it always pays off to carry a spare set of batteries … that has been fully charged …and not forgotten about since the last photo…
Feedback
Early in the morning is the best time of day to capture spider web’s covered in dew drops, before the sun comes out and evaporates the dew drops … and enjoy the moment.

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