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October 1
01-OCT-2010 Walter O. Koenig

October 1

Waiting for the Sun

I have been watching this spider for several days outside our dining room window.
We have had some crazy weather in the last 72 hours, temperatures ranging from 64 °F to 107 °F, (17 °C to 42 °C)
sunny, partly cloudy, cloudy, windy and thick fog, thunderstorms, heavy rain at times and rainbows which we rarely see here.
The spiderweb has survived all this and this morning the spider and net are wet from the fog and seem to be waiting for the sun.
The photo was difficult to get as the net was moving back and forth in the wind.

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J S Quesada04-Oct-2010 17:15
Lovely arachnid jewelry ;)
LynnH03-Oct-2010 20:50
Great find and capture. I love it! V
Jaime González03-Oct-2010 18:27
Wonderful image of this efficient worker and its strong construction! -V-
BleuEvanescence03-Oct-2010 01:16
This is a fantastic shot, i never was able to capture far.
I guess i do not have the proper lens...
Really really nice.
Norman Richard02-Oct-2010 23:35
He has to wait for this to dry to get a lunch, unless he likes fish! Great focus.
Chris(tine)02-Oct-2010 20:23
Fabulous - do let us know how the spider gets on.
carol j. phipps02-Oct-2010 19:13
Super capture! V
Maaike Huizer02-Oct-2010 07:46
This is breathtaking. Like strings of pearls. V
Mieke WA Minkjan02-Oct-2010 07:20
but finally you got a great catch, one has to be patience sometimes just like the spider V
Margaret Lew02-Oct-2010 05:58
So nice! The web is beautiful (congrats to the spider) and the droplets set it off perfectly.
Ieke Vonk02-Oct-2010 04:41
This is suberb!! VOTED
Cindi Smith02-Oct-2010 02:52
What an awesome capture. Love this one and they are very tough...they can withstand so much. Excellent capture!
Chad Ramsey02-Oct-2010 02:29
That's pretty neat Walter! :) V
Carl Carbone02-Oct-2010 01:45
Beautiful capture! V
larose forest photos02-Oct-2010 01:33
This is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful! Spiderwebs are really such intricate creations. Quite remarkable, as is your capture. Hope she survives. V
Ed McConnell02-Oct-2010 00:59
WOW..very nice..
Inga Morozoff02-Oct-2010 00:52
Wow, you did just fine in photographing this.
Sandra Cooper02-Oct-2010 00:32
Yes, this is a WOW shot; worth the wait.
maggie_falconi01-Oct-2010 23:38
Beautiful pearls Walter!!! Great capture! V
Jola Dziubinska01-Oct-2010 23:33
Beautiful jewels all around.
Brenda01-Oct-2010 23:29
you've done well, Walter. This is so beautiful!
Barbara Heide01-Oct-2010 23:10
excellent capture!!!
Dawn B01-Oct-2010 21:19
Wow is the first thing that comes to mind! Great first entry and you've captured the details beautifully!
Stephanie01-Oct-2010 20:53
Creepy, crawly, excellent!!!
Simon Chandler01-Oct-2010 20:40
Excellent capture with a perfect pattern. Jewel of nature. v
Doug Cruden01-Oct-2010 20:38
Your patience has paid off! This is a great shot of Mr. Spider from the web-cam (hahaha!!) as he waits for his breakfast to dry off :o)
Ilana gil01-Oct-2010 20:28
Natural Pearls !
Ronny Van Eeckhoutte01-Oct-2010 20:08
Excellent! This image will be a best-seller:-)

bill friedlander01-Oct-2010 19:52
Spider silk is a remarkably strong material. Its tensile strength is comparable to that of high-grade steel (1500 MPa). See Wikipedia . A difficult bur remarkable shot Walter. The droplets are like little gems. V
Peter Sussex01-Oct-2010 19:49
Amazing visuality!!!
marie-jose wolff01-Oct-2010 19:32
a wonderful web with all these droplets! V
Pete Hemington01-Oct-2010 19:10
Well taken, excellent detail of the droplets
Aud Elise Sjøsæther01-Oct-2010 18:38
The web is making a wonderful pattern! Love the droplets! V
heather01-Oct-2010 18:32
Wonderful shot Walter! V
J. Scott Coile01-Oct-2010 18:31
Natural jewelry!!!
María Cano01-Oct-2010 17:23
The web is really strong if has support all of this elements .. I would like to have done this shot .. -V-
laine01-Oct-2010 17:16
That should of course be WEB !! :)
laine01-Oct-2010 17:15
A very beautiful webb...our weather is pretty crazy here too right now!!
Nancy Good01-Oct-2010 17:14
Gorgeous, Walter. Bravo!!!
Marielou Dhumez01-Oct-2010 16:49
Superb !
Jim Coffman01-Oct-2010 16:21
This is a great capture of this work of art!! V
Astrid Taen01-Oct-2010 16:20
Great catch and wonderful story.
Herb Knufken01-Oct-2010 16:05
Did not need a spray bottle this time.
Nice image
reflectionsofnature01-Oct-2010 15:52
What a tenacious little web and spider! Great shot and start for October!
Gérard Koehl01-Oct-2010 15:10
Wow... magnifique prise. V
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