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Monday, July 3, 2017


I've been experimenting a bit more with capturing colors in spider webs.  In the spirit of colorful fireworks displays, here are a few more images highlighting the remarkable color patterns created when sunlight interacts with spider silk.  [Remember to click on the pictures for larger versions.]


Greens and blues:

 Oranges and blues, plus:

Pinks and golds:

The first two pictures of this post were from the center of an orb web.  The next four images were taken along a single attachment strand, one of the long strands attaching the web to an outer support.  And this last picture (below) is from a "messier" weblots of short strands among the angular branches of a vine:

We hope you also enjoy a colorful holiday.

Happy Fourth of July!


Ian Morrison said...

Hi Jackie,
Beautiful! These are works of art! Have you considered printing and framing them for display.

Jackie Sones said...

Thanks, Ian!

I agree -- the color combinations are amazingly beautiful. I had no idea spider webs looked like this up close. I'm still figuring out how to take pictures of them. Eventually it would be fun to choose "the best of the best"!

:) Jackie