Saturday, May 23, 2009

Experiments on Spider Webs

My weekend lover always provides me with countless wonder she owns for my various experiments. It then solely depends on how good I am to discover them. To my new visitors, Cerok Tokun is my weekend lover. I shall miss her so much if I ever skip any hiking trip during the weekend. The experiments I have done or am going to do are nothing related to test tubes, beakers or whatsoever. The only equipment I use is my camera.

The are as many spider webs as I want in the jungle, but not all are picturable. Most of them are either hide in dim corners or the spiders are simply too tiny to be focused on without the help of a tripod. I have tried over past weekends, most of them failed by the shaky hands, yet I am still eager to share the better among the bad with you.

This third picture shows the kind of spider that we have normally seen. This "normally seen" never helped the auto focus function. My last resort was to focus on the piece of wood that of similar distance from my lens.

I like the next spider web more mainly due to the silky gold that was reflecting the morning sunlight.

I do not know why the spider built an extra thicker layer within the web which looked a little odd. This has not been seen or read before. Somehow it did enhance the shape of the web.

I was able to capture the spider webs with the help of spiders or some other foreign objects, but yet to do so on a clean and empty web.

15 comments:

Comella said...

Interesant blog.

Megaa_V said...

I practically had to google search Cherok To'Kun and found out it's in Penang..duh! How silly of me not to know about this place in Penang where I spent 3 years of my life. Sad! Thank you introducing your weekend lover. I thought she was fluffy, apparently she's a lush :) So, more photos on the way?

rainfield61 said...

Comella::: Thanks for your visit.

Megaa_V::: You have spent 3 years in Penang. Were you in the island or in mainland?
If you are heading to the mainland from Penang Island using the bridge, Cherok To'kun or Cerok Tokun is right in front of you.
Sure, more photos are on the way. Basically my blog focuses mainly on this weekend lover.

The Fern and Mossery said...

I love the last two photos.

Icy BC said...

It's nice to have weekend lover to keep you busy...

I am not sure if I want to get close to spiders!

Ratty said...

I'm glad you posted these pictures of spider webs. I was trying to get some pictures of webs too, but I haven't gotten them to show up in the picture yet. I do have a good spider story coming soon though. These pictures you have are all very good.

Glennis said...

Interesting effect on the last web, I like it so arty.
Capturing spider webs is a bit hard, I got a good one once with frost on it, showed up nicely.

The Retired One said...

those were totally awesome!

Megaa_V said...

I was in the Island Rain, near Bayan Baru. Those were the days. I really enjoyed my time there. So, Cerok Tokun is on the mainland. I think it's time to revisit Penang :) Ever consider to become an Ambassador of Cerok Tokun? You're really good in promoting her :)

rainfield61 said...

The Fern and Mossery::: They are my favorite as well.

Icy BC::: She not only keeps me busy but always get me exhausted finally.

Ratty::: Is it a story on Spiderman? just cannot wait for it.

Glennis::: I should have missed yours. Maybe a link can help.

The Retired One::: They are as awesome as me during which the pictures were taken.

rainfield61 said...

Megaa_V::: I worked there 2 years ago. Just came back to mainland to avoid the daily traffic jam on the bridge.
Haha, have never thought about the big title....

Kirigalpoththa said...

Excellent Photos!

Very interesting Blog! Keep it up!!

Mike said...

Rainfields now I am confused is Cerok Tokun on the island or where I would call Butterworth being a Brit?

rainfield61 said...

Kirigalpoththa::: Thank you very much.

Mike::: Cerok Tokun is on the mainland, Butterworth is the common saying, Bukit Mertajam (BM)is to be accurate.

subrayoga said...

Great photos Looi, but greater is your time management and the greatest is the nature which inspires you to combine pictures and words.
Subra