Monday, July 06, 2009

Cobweb on a Sunny Morning

When I was preparing breakfast this morning I looked out into the garden and saw in the top corner of the window that a spider had built a web. Not a World Wide Web, just a small web in a tiny corner where it caught the rays of the rising sun. It reflected the whole spectrum of colours, it sparkled and looked irresistible. I just had to temporarily abandon breakfast and get my camera.

In order to open the window I first had to clear the window sill, then climb up and stand on my knees on the hard surface, or sometimes squat in a very uncomfortable position. All of this made it extremely difficult to hold the camera still, and the tripod would have been equally difficult to position up there with one leg in the sink and the other two on the work surface. So I was fairly pleased with the result.

Please CLICK on the pictures to get the best view and let's see if you can spot the spider's mistake(s) in this piece of craftsmanship. Despite the spider's phenomenally regular pattern, there is room for mistake(s). Nobody's perfect!






10 comments:

janeywan said...

Cool! I'm not sure what a mistake would look like when it comes to spider webs. :)

Protege said...

Ah, you did a great job! I too was totally fascinated by the drops of dew on a spider web one morning last autumn. Nature is the best artist. But you are not so bad yourself.;))

Diane said...

It's so funny you posted this... when we were on our way out this morning, Ryan noticed 2 spider webs on our porch... one of them was a sort 'double' web -- it was kind of like a spider web sandwich (with no filling) :) I was going to get a picture but I was in a hurry and then forgot when I got home. I should see if it's still there and try to get one now!

swenglishexpat said...

Janeywan - I'm not an expert either, but in the fourth picture (in particular if you enlarge it) you can see at the top in the middle two threads that do not continue on the other side. The rest is perfectly regular, I think.

Protege - Thank you, you flatterer! Nothing beats nature. ;-)

Diane - Those spiders get everywhere! I'm sure they'll be back for you to get your shot.

LadyFi said...

Such lovely shots.. just look at the delicate lace of the web. Beautiful!

Spookily enough, I've also posted a spiderweb photo....

swenglishexpat said...
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swenglishexpat said...

LadyFi - Thank you. It is quite impressive how they can create those webs at all!

suman said...

Beautiful pictures , happy moments these are we like to remember.

suman

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1st Lady said...

You're getting nearly as bad as me (with the blogging I mean, not the photography!). Far aboots are ye?

swenglishexpat said...

1st Lady - I knooow! But now I am back. Hope you had a good summer.