Oh come on, Arthur, more pictures of wet spider webs, seriously???… part 2… now with bonus ‘super-cropped-down-extra-close-up’ versions of each photo!!!

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There is one of the photos of the orb webs I took, after gently spraying them with water to simulate dew drops. One advantage of my digital camera is that it saves photos at a very large size… like 72 by 56 inches, or something like that. So I can crop a photo way down, and still have an image at 72 DPI and 9 inches wide (or 8 inches tall) which are as big as I need for the blog. This is also how I got all those awesome bird pictures I took at my mom’s house in the Bay Area. Just crop around the bird and throw away all those extra inches of pixels. So, here is what I zoomed in to on this photo…

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I suppose I could make lots of copies of each photo, and crop each one to a different part, but then we would never be done with this, so the challenge was to find an interesting part, and stick with it.

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Original image.

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Cropped version.

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Original.

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Cropped.

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The thing is… (hello thing, where have you been hiding?)… that even the cropped versions end up being more than 9 inches, so I could go closer.

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Although, really, in Photoshop, I can resize the images anyway. Maybe in the next post I will try zooming in on one water drop.

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But I took most of these when the sky was still full of fog, so it might be better to see if I can find any where the sun is hitting the drops.

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So many choices!

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Anyhoo… I will keep on doing this, and I hope you enjoy the results more than the spiders enjoyed me spraying their webs.

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HA!

 

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Tripping the light fantastic… wait, what the heck is that?… part 7…

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Don’t worry, it is still the same thing that it was before, I just dipped it in some water.

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Oh come on, Arthur, more pictures of wet spider webs, seriously???… part 1…

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Yes, it was a foggy, misty morning here in San Diego, and the orb web-spinning garden spiders are getting bigger, so I took some photos.

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Once again, nature let me down with the dew/mist factor, so I broke out my little spray/mister bottle…

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And I annoyed the heck out of the spiders… again…

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They were not happy with me.

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Not happy at all.

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And I am getting better at this.

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It is all about the angle.

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And, of course, the fake dew.

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I sprayed one funnel web, just for old time’s sake.

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They don’t always work. It is hard to focus on a thin spider web.

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But perseverance… and some extra moisture… really help.

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Most of the time.

Don’t worry, I have plenty more of these, to mix in with my weird light photo series. YAY!

 

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Tripping the light fantastic… wait, what the heck is that?… part 6…

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Well, obviously, that is another version of that same thing from the last post in this series, but not the first posts in this series, which were all versions of some other thing.

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So, what I am telling you is that that up there is really the same thing as the thing above it, as is the next thing coming up below this…

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And the one below this…

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And this…

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And even this…

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And, to top it all off, the pictures in the next few posts in this series will be even more versions of that same thing right there, until they aren’t, in which case they will begin to be versions of something else. Got it?

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Tripping the light fantastic… wait, what the heck is that?… part 5…

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Oh, I will tell you what that is…

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And that…

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And that…

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And even that. They are all versions of the same thing. I will tell you what they are… just not in this post.

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Seriously, why would you trust this guy to do any important job???… the final chapter… I hope…

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I should feel bad about this one, but I am too busy laughing.

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Seriously, why would you trust this guy to do any important job???… part 4…

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Short attention span and self-absorption, not a good combination in any job.

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