Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sky Watch #7

I couldn't figure out which was the better pic to post so I just posted them both. The other day I walked directly into a spider web I didn't see. It was as if this invisible thing covered my face and I instantly knew what it was. I'm still shuddering thinking about it. Later I saw this and knew that someone else must have had the same problem. This is what remained of another devastated huge web but the spider was there just hanging and blowing in the breeze.


Let me tell you this wasn't the easiest shot to get because the spider and web were swaying in the wind and I was afraid if I wasn't careful or got too close I was going to wind up with it on my lens. So, this was as close as I was willing to get. Imagine me swaying in whatever direction it did while trying to snap this.


It really does pay to look up.


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28 comments:

Island Rambles Blog said...

Nice Sky Watch!!! Great colors in that sky.... but the spider...I think it is deadly ...watch out... Thanks for sharing it. cheers.

Suzanne said...

I am glad you posted both of them. They are so wonderful and I dont usually like spiders, but this one is fine. Happy SWF.

BNS said...

Beautiful shots! You did a fantastic job with this difficult subject.

Bobbie

Snap Catch said...

wonderful catch for skywatch! Mine's up too... hope you can visit.... asking for your vote too... thanks a lot, Happy weekend!

AphotoAday said...

Nice catch...   I can just see you taking it...

magiceye said...

superb captures!!

Andy said...

Fantastic shots for SWF! Great work! Thanks for stopping by Photonic Harmony, I wish you well.

gaz said...

neat photos - bravo...

June said...

Always yukky to walk into a web...think I'd freak out if the spider were there with it when I did! No doubt this guy was a bit peeved at having his work ruined and having to start over :-)

genny/entry here said...

hmmmm very cool shot of the sky...

John Theberge said...

It almost seems as if the spider is floating with a parachute and the chute is out of view of the camera.

Dewdrop said...

Eww, ewww, ewwwwww. I hate it when that happens. Way to make the best of it by capturing it for us!

Craig Wilson said...

I really love the colours and the lighting on this little fella. Nice work.

Kahshe Cottager said...

Oh ... I hate walking into spider webs! This sure made me feel like I was about to! Great shot - I think I liked the first the best.

My Sky Watch Photos are posted Here and Here

imac said...

I think you deserve praise for just trying to snap the spider, great shots.

Paz said...

Poor spider! LOL! Or should I say poor you. ;-) Awesome shot of the sky and the spider.

Paz

Bradley Myers said...

Neat idea for sky watch.

kjpweb said...

Great colors - another sign of impending fall - the numbers of spiders is increasing!
Cheers, Klaus

Wren said...

Great photos, I can see why you couldn't pick just one, and I'm glad you didn't.

And you're right about the wind, it's the bane of every macro photographer in the universe.

Louise said...

Nice spider! Love the commentary with this one. Imaginging you swaying!

Quiet Paths said...

These are great; you still caught the motion as I can see the web's curve. Yet they are sharp! You are right, there is something fundamentally embedded in our instincts regarding spiders.

Mary said...

I like the first one best but both are very good! You persevered and got wonderful shots in difficult conditions.

iriegal said...

Spiders are kinda of yucky to me, but you did a real cool shot

Anu said...

Great capture for Skywatch. I'm glad you posted both.

Happy Skywatch Frriday

Stacey Huston said...

Great and original skywatch post.. thanks for sharing

carlamaldita said...

i have arachnophobia...but this SWF photo looks nice!

carla

Eddie D. said...

Super catch!

Arija said...

Now theyr'e my kind of sky shots. Very nicely picked out cobwebs against the blue sky and so nice to see the bungy jumping spider as well!