2017 Photography Contest-My Strange Fascination

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2017 Photography Contest-My Strange Fascination

Spider Web on Greasy Spoon Road in the fall

 

The art of creating a spider web, much like a snowflake, is individual and a stunning work of nature in its ability to “bring it” without any human intervention.

 

No maps or directions needed for an individual spider to make the most intricate of geometric designs imaginable. Every fall, I find myself fascinated by these early morning hanging art pieces, glittering with morning dew and the backdrop of fall leaves or fog.

 

The power and strength of these webs have stymied scientists for years. The spider silk is made up of chemical properties that make it flexible, lustrous and as strong as steel!

 

Did you know that there are 45,749 different species of spiders? One spider has up to seven unique types of silk, but usually only use four or five of them when building their webs.

 

I have always been creeped out by a spider being near me or on me, but I also loved the story Charlotte’s Web, that starred a spider and a pig…a children’s story that may very well have planted in my young mind the beauty and creativity of a spider web as well as an unusual friendship.

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As a photographer, I am always looking to perfect a genre of my own personal choice, that new opportunity to look at things from a different or unusual perspective and spider webs give me ample opportunities to do just that.

 

I chose this one because of the backdrop of autumn leaves that gave it some warmth and softened hues while showing off the uniformity of this particular web and it’s gorgeous geometric design.

 

 This entry is for  the 2017 Photography Contest by Dick Greenberg Real Life Miscellaneous. 

 

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Kathy Streib
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Gayle- that is simply amazing!!!!!  What a good entry. 

Oct 29, 2017 11:23 AM #3
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Gayle,

 Love the entry and the photo! Have a great Sunday!

Oct 29, 2017 11:30 AM #4
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Good afternoon Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate 

Thank you for sharing your information with us.

Have agreat day. 10/29/2017. 

Oct 29, 2017 12:40 PM #5
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Oh wow.  This turned out so good.  I love it.

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really cool spider web Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate  My daughter loved Charlettes web when she was little . I will never forget when I took her to see the movie how she ran up to the screen so excited . Now she is all grown up and I am taking her children to the movies . Soon they will be all grown up .

Oct 29, 2017 02:44 PM #7
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I absolutely love your photography!!!  You and Trish are so much alike.  I hope that your weekend is going well my friend!

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Hello Gayle

Love your post and photo, and featured to the group:

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Raymond Denton that's one of the reasons why this felt right for the contest and timing, thank you!

Lottie Kendall you get it! I love it!!

Kathy Streib thank you! Always happy when  you stop by.

Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert Glad you love it, thanks, GF!

 

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Belinda Spillman gotta love a "wow". 

Hannah Williams I honestly hadn't thought of Charlotte's Web in years until I started writing this post. So happy that your own daughter felt that same thrill. And there's nothing like seeing movies together, mother and daughter. I grew up with that and the feeling has never left me--what a great foundation.

Brian England your enthusiasm is infectious!

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz always so happy to see a feature in your group! 

 

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Gayle in light of the fact that it is almost Halloween, this post is so spot on:))Endre

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Love the way you put that, Endre Barath, Jr. and yes, it was chosen for that fact as well as the autumn season. 

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That spider web is an amazing creation for such a tiny creature.  I always marvel that something with the brain the size of of pin head can create something so perfect.

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This is very nice - and agree with the importance of using the fall leaves behind this lovely web. It makes the right statement. 

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Hi Gayle - Thanks for another wonderful contest entry - and it's another one I wish I had taken!

Oct 30, 2017 09:22 AM #16
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Love the color and shallow depth of field. Very nice!

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Good Morning Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate - I love to take photos of spider webs too. This is my first one in color. It's beautiful!!!

Nov 01, 2017 09:18 AM #18
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Patricia Feager I took one the other day that looked like a spider web bridge:

Spider Web Bridge photo by Gayle Rich-Boxman 10.17

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That is one awesome shot! Congratulations on the win!!!!

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Gayle, this is a fascinating photo, I was seeing the colors and had to look again to see the web. Congratulations on winning in the photo contest!  

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Hi Gayle

That is a striking photo! I am NOT a fan of spiders, but have to admit I admire their architectural abilities, preferably from a distance. I've snared a few good photos over the year, especially when covered with dew. I prefer to NOT see the creator in residence!

Jeff

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