Friday, January 13, 2012

Tiny Web

While walking the dogs I almost stepped on a shiny little patch of ground, which turned out to be this:



No spider occupied the tiny web, which was only two inches across. While uploading the picture I decided to crop and enlarge it, to see if I could bring out more detail:



I couldn't believe how tiny the dew drops were on each strand of the web. So I cropped and enlarged it again, hoping to see a bit more detail of that cluster of silvery light in the center:



Just light reflecting off the dew, I guess. Beautiful thing, to think I might have crushed you under my sneaker!

1 comment:

nightsmusic said...

How ethereal. Such a tiny thing made by an even tinier thing and yet, the intricate design is beautiful. I'm so glad you saw it in time.