EarlyMorningDew-62When I was photographing dewdrops on some plants in my back garden, I noticed a some spiderwebs on my dead lime tree šŸ˜‰  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


Posted by:desleyjane

photographer, blogger, planner, scientist, dog lover, frequent flyer, daughter, sister, BFF, human

30 replies on “Raindrops on Spiderwebs

  1. 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. 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.


  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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!


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