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Raindrops in spiders web

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Some dreaded raindrops in spider web shots. These were between the rungs of a ladder leaning against my rear garage wall. The shots have been focus stacked to get both the drops and the refractions in focus.

Brian V.

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I tried this at one time and failed miserably :lol: Great images there Brian :D , they remind me of those little molecular models that we had way back in high school. :D

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Now this is exotic! Very cool, and the background was well-chosen.
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Re: Raindrops in spiders web

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LordV wrote:Some dreaded raindrops in spider web shots.
OK, I'll bite. Why are these "dreaded"? They're exquisitely well done on all counts -- technically excellent and very attractive, at least to me.

I suppose they might get boring after the first couple of hundred... :roll:

I am curious to know what that pink thingie in the background really is, though. :-k

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Post by LordV »

Thanks Ken , Mike and Rik for looking and commenting. Much appreciated.

Rik - I said dreaded as theses tend to be one of the "stock" starter shots for new macrophotographers :)

The spiders web was between the rungs of a ladder leaning against my garage above a window. I put a plastic bottle onto the window ledge to add some BG colour - think it's a "vanish" bottle I use as a mister in my greenhouse and no I didn't use it to create the drops :). It's a similar thing to placing flowers behind dewdrops to create a coloured BG and to have something nice in the refracted image.

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These images remind me a bit of some of the fractals I generated about 10 or 12 years ago using FRACTINT.

Beautifully clean images artistically pleasing too. A well executed project IMO.

Bruce :D

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LordV wrote:I put a plastic bottle onto the window ledge to add some BG colour - think it's a "vanish" bottle I use as a mister in my greenhouse and no I didn't use it to create the drops :). It's a similar thing to placing flowers behind dewdrops to create a coloured BG and to have something nice in the refracted image.
Ahh, got it! I guess if I'd looked upside down at the bigger images, I could have figured that out. Didn't occur to me at the time...

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PS. The earlier poster was Mike, not Calvin. (Calvin was the source of his signature quote...from the "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip, I believe.) :)

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Post by arlon »

Very cool pictures. I tried stacking some rain drops on a flower awhile back and got absolutley nowhere. I'm envious! Arlon
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