A Beautiful Death Trap

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  1. zulu42

    zulu42 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I caught this spider web that somehow refracted the setting sun into rainbow colors.

    A beautiful death trap-1.jpg

    Lest anyone think it's all photoshop and post, here's the shot with a looser crop and minimal editing. Which crop do you prefer?

    A beautiful death trap-1-2.jpg

    C&C always valued and thanks for looking


     
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  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice; love the prismatic effect!
     
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    Jeff G -Amateur Shutterbug- Supporting Member

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    Great catch! I like the crop.
     
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    I have seen this prism effect before...I have no idea what causes it.
     
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    Nice shots......
     
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    I like the crop mire than th SOOC framing.
     
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    This is Awesome, great shot.
     
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    So cool! I wonder if the webbing is coated with something that makes it reflect?
     
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    primefactor123 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Luvvit!
     
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    The threads are translucent and have the same effect any other prism would.
    There are multiple papers on it.

    Gods handywork IMO. Gorgeous work on the spider and photographer
     
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    Real nice shot! The dark background is a plus.
     
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    Thank you tirediron

    Thanks!
    Thanks Derrel. To me its more impressive the tighter the crop, but I wondered if it needed the realism from the branches

    Thanks very much!

    Thanks! I read up a little and it seems to be a combination of moisture on the web and the translucence of the web itself

    Thanks!

    Very nice thanks soocom

    Thanks Kirk. Careful metering of the highlights killed the bg
     
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