I was out in the yard this morning, annoying my spider relatives again, using my mist spraying bottle to put fake dew on their little homes.
This time, I played with an array of options, using all three macro lenses, with the regular lens and the zoom lens.
I will be honest. I can’t tell from looking at these which I took with which combination.
I did crop a few of these a little. Macro photography seems to want to focus only on one distance.
Or it has a narrow field of focus, if that is what that means. Notice the annoyed spider in the right corner… not in focus.
I was hoping to get some really big water drops, with sparkles of light from the sun. Little balls of rainbow.
What I got were some marginally interesting pictures of moist webs.
But, it is in experimenting that you sometimes find something new.
Not that I found anything new today.
I suppose I could have cropped down the pictures more.
Like way down to a small group of drops.
Oooooh… I wonder if I can use my digital microscope camera on a wet web. How would I do that???
I will mull that idea over. Notice the little bug in the center of that photo. Funnel webs are not only a home, but a hunting ground, a food source, a trap skillfully and cunningly planned and constructed. The front lawn of doom! The devil’s doorstep!
I mean, when humans were still mostly hunter gatherers, how many times do you think a guy just sat in the mouth of his cave and waited until a mammoth walked by into spear range?
Anyway, now I am thinking about my microscope, and I think I will play with it.
So I should have some more photos soon. Bye.