Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sailing on a Blue Sea

I am getting addicted to photograph spider webs recently. I am overwhelmed by this creation in such a way I always look for them in my hiking trail. There are many out in the wild, but to record them in a remarkable and captivating way is really a challenge to me.

I had a unique thrill this morning, and I need your help to offload some of my excitements right now. My heart just cannot stand keeping all of them.

I tried to move around. With just a slight movement and you are now seeing the web in a different perspective, and in a three dimensional manner which I have not experienced before.

What can I derive from hiking? It is more than physical exercise. What can a spider offer? I leave the answer to you.

But I know the spider was sailing on a blue sea.

By the way, this was the normal look of the spider web and it was my first shot in the morning.


Kirigalpoththa said...

I like your addiction!

Mei Teng said...

Haha..the spider looked like it's surfing in the air! :)

Diane AZ said...

Fantastic! And in the last picture, the web design looks like hands cupped around a camera lens, as if the spider is flashing a sign of approval for your addiction.

George said...

I think the spiders offer you the opportunity to use your imagination and capture marvelous pictures like these.

jeannette said...

Really intricate design of the web of this spider, Rainfield!
Very inspirational for me as an artist!

Cheryl said...

Fantastic photos! I am truly amazed by the different views of the spider web.

Icy BC said...

I like your different perspective on these stunning photos. Gorgeous!

(BTW-I'm not almost 24 hours late for this post, ha ha)

The Retired One said...

Very very cool shots...loved them!

Mother Goose said...

Your spider is fantastic. And your pictures of him are so artistic.

reanaclaire said...

gosh..your camera must be really something!

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VanillaSeven said...

You really got a "Spider Sense" rainfield :)

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

How cool! It really does look like it's standing on water.

Ratty said...

I like your addiction to spiderwebs too. It's contagious. I've been looking for spiderwebs too, all because of you, but they hide from me. When I finally find one I'll have to dedicate the post about it to you. I can see that hiking and photography is exercising your mind as well as your body. These spiderweb pictures are very creative this time.

Ann said...

Once I was curious about webs too. I found this quite common in NZ.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Get away from me Spider! Hahaha

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rainfield61 said...

You may get addicted too after some times. I bet you.

Mei Teng:
I thought it is a sailer of the older age, like Popeye; but you maybe right, a modern surfer can be better.

I do not know I needed approval for the photography session. Somehow I must have been approved because it posed for me.

If you are right, this is my honour.

I try to be a photographer cum artist at the same time. LOL.

In fact, I am truly amazed by myself more than by the spider web. What a fanatic I am!!

Ha ha... You have to stay awake in order not to be late.

The Retired One:
As cool as your winter? I hate them!!

Thank you Mother Goose.

You have really frightened me. My camera must be really something?

Am I Spiderman?

No, it is either a sailor or a surfer.

You have not shared out my excitement, instead you added further.
I am eagerly waiting for the post.
How will the spider web look like in you eyes?

You have had some cool webs that I have not seen before.

I am on your hair, I am on your body, I am on your back. I am building my web inside your nose....

Comment deleted: Hai!! How are you.

Bengbeng said...

i love spider shots. i f i can find mine, i will post them. it is around somewhere i am sure

Ana said...

Wow, beautiful! :)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Rainfield, your spider web shots are just remarkable. They are truly pieces of art that only you can capture so well. They are gorgeous.

eileeninmd said...

Cool post and I love the spider webs too. Fantastic photos and I love hiking just to enjoy the great outdoors.

Bangchik said...

It is okey to be addicted and get drugged with the most beautiful creature, Rainnie.

People pull strings from time to time to get what they want. Spiders are real examples, pull strings, trap victims, and suck the life out of them. Now, that's the perfect way to pull string! ~ bangchik the gardener.

Life Ramblings said...

love the web formation of the last shot, how cool.

CH said...

Just came back from hiking; Have been followed by many mosquitoes.

At least, your spider is more lovely than those mosquitoes.

rainfield61 said...

Look into the corner of your house, you may find one. LOL....

Really? (but I do think so)

Poetic Shutterbug:
No no... there are far more people who can do better than me..

Hiking is the road to joyfulness, photography amplifies it.

I had photographed a spider that was pulling strings. Unfortunately, these pictures are still queueing in the pipeline.

Life Ramblings:
Cerok Tokun is my playground. Those critters are my living toys.

That's the reason I have never pictured mosquitoes in my post. They never deserve any space in my post.

fufu said...

wow you take extremely good pictures!!! =p

Ana Goncalves said...

Of course.

SquirrelQueen said...

I also like your addiction, I really enjoying seeing the spiders and their webs. Your photos are beautiful Rainfield.

Harumi said...

Cool addiction you've got there Rain! =D Though spiders usually give me goosebumps but I too am an admirer of their skills.

The pics are amazing. You've captured them in so many angles that even Mr. spider might be feeling really proud of its home now. ^__^