Wednesday, August 10, 2005

For Miss Muffet


You'd think that it would be easy.


We were sitting on the back deck yesterday morning and noticed the sun shining through this spider web. Great photo op. But we tried various shots without a whole lot of success. These were probably the best two, but they leave something to be desired. They shout, "Amateur!" which is exactly what I am, so that's okay.



 

10 comments:

Butterfly said...

Maybe a turtle woulda worked out better for ya? :)

Karla said...

Oh my...seeing this picture makes me feel downright evil for squirting spider webs away with the hose when I'm outside....

Lynn said...

Looks pretty good to me. What's the beef? I'd probably would have gotten a shot of the garden hose if I'd taken it. :>)

Gina said...

I think it's pretty dang good, myself...

Iona said...

Well, they're not that bad. I haven't tried it myself yet, but you need a pretty good macro lens for it. Or then a good compact camera with macro option.
Did you use a macro lens or have the macro option selected?

And with macro shots, you definitely need a tripod! Otherwise the picture will never be sharp.

It's also very hard to photograph in the sunshine. I realize that was the whole purpose of this picture, but all I can say... it takes some practise.

But they're not bad!

Iona said...

Look at this similar picture. Taken with a Canon 10D and a macro lens!

http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=2611496

Ontario Wanderer said...

I take a lot of photos to get one as good as yours of the web and still I am not satisfied either. The webs are so beautiful but so difficult to capture. I had better luck when I used the macro lens on my old 35 mm film camera. Perhaps the answer is to take the film photo and take a digital shot of the film print? Another little trick that I use is to put my finger by the web, focus on the finger, then move the finger before taking the photo. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

Dale said...

Maybe use a spray bottle and lightly mist the web before shooting. I don't know, AC. Just a thought.

Mel said...

I think it looks great! Around here, in the fall, the webs are always gorgeous on foggy mornings.

kathy said...

WOW! Beautiful! Great Shot!