Wednesday, 1 August 2012

The Gallery - Delicate


I've walked into a few of these since we've been here: usually first thing, when they're stretched across the porchway.
Next morning the web is back.
Catching the early sunlight, they look like mini weaved works of art; incredibly intricate and beautifully constructed, with equal spacing between the spirals and radials spanning out from the centre. Spiders use their body as a measuring tape, to keep the gaps even when they're weaving webs.
A newly spun one is so delicate and so deadly: a perfect prey catcher. You can't see the owner of this web, but I'm sure he's not too far away....


This week's Gallery theme is delicate.

13 comments:

  1. Nature's dream-catcher! Just beautiful!

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  2. That is an amazing photo! Beautiful!

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  3. Lovely. Why do spiders always build their webs at face level?

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  4. Chuckled at the comment above :) Its true! Very nice and they always look like they're hard at work don't they?

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  5. oh yes spiders webs! great example of something that is delicate.x

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  6. Amazing photograph, its captured perfectly

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  7. Great photo. Our house is full of spiders. if we ever go away for more than a night, we feel like when we get back, they have been busy spinning their webs in an attempt to keep us out...

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  8. It's amazing how things that horrify me so much can actually be responsible for something quite beautiful - great pic!

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  9. Brilliant image.... and perfect for the theme this week

    MOllyxxx

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  10. What an amazing photo. Webs always look so pretty - until they do what they are meant to and catch a fly!

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  11. They are so intricate, and I never knew they used their bodies to measure the spaces. So if there are big spaces... eek!

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  12. Wonderful picture. Being the tallest in our household I often get the pleasure of a cobweb to the face whilst everyone else wanders around underneath it blissfully unaware. Great picture.
    Rob..

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  13. That's a fab shot of a spider's web

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