Rainbow Web by Penny Piddock
Rainbow Web by Penny Piddock

Canon 6D with 90mm Macro - I was on a Dorset Wildlife trip to the New Forest and as the sun rose a bit higher I noticed it catching this particular spider’s web and the refraction in the dew caused a strong rainbow effect. I tried to position the camera to capture the effect which didn’t last very long. Just the slightest breeze caused the web to move losing the rainbow and making focusing difficult.

I think this is a great picture for the theme because the tensile strength of a spider’s silk is amazing and quantitatively, it is five times stronger than steel of the same diameter. The web design increases durability and it is able to withstand stresses such as hurricane force winds. In this picture the design is both defined and enhanced by the rainbow. It is a true combination of the powers of nature.

Rainbow Web by Penny Piddock

Canon 6D with 90mm Macro - I was on a Dorset Wildlife trip to the New Forest and as the sun rose a bit higher I noticed it catching this particular spider’s web and the refraction in the dew caused a strong rainbow effect. I tried to position the camera to capture the effect which didn’t last very long. Just the slightest breeze caused the web to move losing the rainbow and making focusing difficult.

I think this is a great picture for the theme because the tensile strength of a spider’s silk is amazing and quantitatively, it is five times stronger than steel of the same diameter. The web design increases durability and it is able to withstand stresses such as hurricane force winds. In this picture the design is both defined and enhanced by the rainbow. It is a true combination of the powers of nature.