Posts Tagged ‘dew’

Scrolling through some photo files from a few years ago, I came across this photo taken in Illinois where water is generally abundant. I’m not likely to get many dew/raindrop photos in Arizona, but I also wouldn’t be getting spoonbill or cacti shots if we were still in Illinois. 🙂 This is a close-up with a telephoto lens, meaning I had to stand about 6′ away. When I took my Nikon, I didn’t always want to carry extra lenses. Needs must.

Tiny dancer

Posted: December 26, 2019 in Nature
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This milkweed seed put on its glad rags for Christmas Eve Day.

Although I know this isn’t really pointillism, all the little drops of water on the hairy bits of the plant remind me of it.

Go out just when the sun begins to peek over the horizon or above the trees and there has been rain recently or the dew is thick and you’ll see evidence of industry putting that of Rumpelstiltskin to shame. Every ray of sun picks out another spider web, seemingly covered with glittering diamonds. Webs decorate the grass, span bushes and trees, lying close at hand and everywhere in the distance. A photographer’s paradise, every web beckons, inviting you to enjoy and share the story of its beauty, whether small or large.

I fall prey continuously, as surely trapped as any insect, pressing “Pause workout” on Map My Ride time after time, moving only a few feet until the next web presents itself. Finally, I move into my rapid walking pace…only to stop for “just one more” photo.

When I return the next day, the webs are invisible, gossamer threads hidden, until once more moisture descends.

spider webb copyright janet m. webb 2015