best way to photograph a spiders web?

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a water spritzer for plants. I sprayed this web with wee dots of water & you know what happened? When the morning sun hit it, i saw rainbows.

There was no spider on the web at the time & the water dried in minutes.

Now that it is fall & Alabama spiders start building HUGE webs all over the house. My son, when he was young, hated the webs. I told him that we should be grateful for their help in decorating our house for Halloween. He believed this to be true for a few years & then i heard him tell a friend the same. It was so sweet. I did tell him later that it just seems that way, but i didn’t think the spiders knew about the holiday. πŸ™‚

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  1. treerabold says:

    I really like that picture!

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you very much! ~amy

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  2. The trick worked perfectly and now we got the treat! Perfect shot for the occasion, Happy Halloween!!!

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  3. Great idea! I’m going to try that water trick, too!

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Oh, I’m so glad! It is wonderful fun to surprise a child by spraying a spider web & watch the rainbows appear! Thanks! ~amy

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  4. cattan2011 says:

    cool idea and awesome capture

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you, Firefly…watch out for webs yourself! ~amy

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  5. jensine says:

    looks wonderful

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      If you have young children, it really cool to call it a magic trick. I did one for my son, he is 11 & he was shocked b/c i started spraying before he saw the web! Thanks, Jensine! ~amy

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      really cool to do too! You can see a lot more detail this way, Lucy. Thanks for commenting! ~amy

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  6. Morgan says:

    ER Gorgeous, really πŸ˜‰

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  7. Morgan says:

    Grogeous πŸ™‚ We are just getting past the spider web stage…now I can walk in the yard again πŸ˜‰

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  8. Yes! Water will make it show up so nicely every time! Beautiful shot!! πŸ™‚

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  9. Great tip, can’t wait to try it. Love the results.

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      You so welcome! ~amy

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  10. andreab40 says:

    Wow this is stunning!

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  11. Great pic. I really struggle taking a picture of a cobweb. I was in Seam Reap in one of the temples and came across a cobweb about the size of a dustbin lid, with a mahoooosssiivvveeee green and blue spider in the middle. Every time I tried I just couldn’t get it to focus properly, it would focus on a particular segment of the web, not the entire thing.

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Oh, regret is an awful thing to have…i have memories of images i didn’t capture as i intended either. They stick in my head. The last was a dandelion that had gone to a perfect circle of seed & fluff, covered in frost…I was too cold & assumed i could try again later. I suggest you check your settings on your camera. If it was focusing on just a piece of the web, then you had too little light. I do wish you every success in future photos! ~amy

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  12. Clever and artistic you. πŸ™‚

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  13. playswithwords says:

    This is a really great shot. I love it, and your solution was simple. I’m going to have to try this myself!

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  14. souravteddy says:

    simply woooooooow

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Simply easy to make your own spiderwebs fabulous too! Thank you! ~amy

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