Raindrops on Spiderwebs

EarlyMorningDew-62When I was photographing dewdrops on some plants in my back garden, I noticed a some spiderwebs on my dead lime tree ๐Ÿ˜‰  They made for some fascinating photos – not as sharp as I’d like, but hey it was 8 degrees Celsius and it wasn’t even 7am! Plus it was almost above head height so a little difficult to shoot handheld.

For this entire shoot, I used my Olympus OMD EM5 with the 60mm macro lens. The web in the photos above is about 5cm across, just to give you an idea of scale.

Finally in Lightroom, I did some harsh cropping and high contrast / high clarity editing to bring out these little jewel-like beads.

I had so much fun doing this shoot and even more fun in editing. I’ll send these photos to Lucile’s Photo101 Rehab Clinic – come by and see everyone!

Love love love photography!

x desleyjane

 

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30 Comments Add yours

  1. Superb shots. Thank you for giving me evening pleasure. I really will have to investigate Lightroom, although I suspect your photos are well out of my league to start with.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much. I’m glad to have made you happy. These made me happy too, like strings of dainty pearls.

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  2. You’re Ninja-DJ! WOHOOO..
    Fabulous again. And you say that this is handheld, right? And you dare to say that it’s not sharp?
    Which scientific measurements are you using? Because if you talk straight to the heart, mind and soul, this is perfection.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Wow thank you dearest. Yep handheld, shivering, with fog breathing out of my mouth! They are a little fuzzy when you zoom right in but I’m still happy with them xox.

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      1. You’re a wonder, my fablovely friend! Xxx

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  3. I love this post. Some of them are, like you say, not perfectly sharp, but then again some of them are just fantastic! I really love the second to last one that has a touch of color in it, but this was an enjoyable gallery Desley.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much CG. I love that one as well. No colour was added, that’s just what came out when I tweaked the light. Thanks again ๐Ÿ˜„

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  4. Debbie H says:

    These are really lovely Desley, so crisp and clear (despite what you may say) and a very very clever capture.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much. So glad you like it.

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  5. joshi daniel says:

    this is so awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Joshi. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Norah says:

    Stunning, like jewels. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much Norah. I was so happy to find them!

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  7. Nin_DS says:

    Beautiful photos! I am terrified of anything spider related, so this is saying something haha ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thank you so much!

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  8. Amazing pictures once again!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Kristyna.

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  9. nalinki says:

    gorgeous!!!! unbelievable that they are hand-held

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! I really should drag out the tripod more often though…

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  10. Amy Sampson says:

    Beautiful! And you just reminded me I took some shots of wet spiderwebs in the grass a few weeks ago that I never did anything with yet. How the heck did I let that slide? I think yours are nicer than mine. Maybe I won’t bother posting them now. lol

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Amy. LOL – I’m sure they’re great, they are so much fun to shoot ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. brittabottle says:

    The clarity of these shots, Desley. They’re almost mind boggling. You were good at this photography business when you started, but you get better and better with each passing day. These are amazing!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much Britta, for all your support.

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  12. pommepal says:

    This little gems can outshine diamonds any day. You are spot on with the Lightroom to bring out the sparkle. Your dedication and love, love, love of photography shines through this post…

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Aaahhhh thank you so much dear. I really appreciate hearing that. I do love it so much!! ๐Ÿ’•

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      1. pommepal says:

        There’s a lot to love about it…

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  13. Dewdrops/raindrops and sun bring out the best in spiderwebs. I love these shots, especially as they’re shots I love to take myself. In those first shots, they look like macrame or some sort of delicate are. Gorgeous shots!

    janet

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Janet! Macrame is what I thought as well ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

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