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Image Taken on 30 Sep 2010 at 09:58    Image of day on 20 Nov 2010

The camera DOES lie - you can see these rainbows on dew spangled spider webs by eye much better than they are captured by cameras because the intense colours tend to overexpose and turn white. While trying to catch the wanted effect on this occasion the camera auto-focussed on the foliage behind, so the water refracted colours show up much better.

Ref: 20101120_df1_20100930_0958_130 spider web in hawthorn hedge with water drops showing rainbow (crop from defocussed)(r+mb id@576).jpg

Image Taken on 11 Sep 2016 at 08:58    Image of day on 30 Oct 2016

The high humidity overnight turned the local spider webs into jewellery better than that used to adorn a starlets neck.
Natural appearance without use of a water sprayer.

Ref: 20161030_df3_20160911_0858_201 spider web on dead thistle plant heavy with dew (crop 2)(r+mb id@768).jpg

Image Taken on 27 Sep 2009 at 09:15    Image of day on 30 Oct 2009

Never seen a rainbow in a spiders web before. No faking or winding up the colour, nor camera effect (have similar pics on two completely different camera designs). Angle of view was very critical and this was an attempt to get as much of the spectrum at once. The sun was low in the sky to the cameras right shining from the same side & there is no reason to think it is not following the normal rainbow angular rules.

Ref: 20091030_db1_20090927_0915_014 spider web soaked in dew showing rainbow colours (web crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg

Image Taken on 28 Sep 2011 at 08:00    Image of day on 23 Nov 2011

A heavy dew turned many spider's webs into jewelry, but the spider won't be pleased the web doesn't work any more!

Ref: 20111123_p10_20110928_0800_494 spiders web between teasels both drenched with dew (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg

Image Taken on 06 Jun 2015 at 06:56    Image of day on 08 Aug 2015

The continuing feeding of the Wren chicks seems to have been going on 'forever'. There don't take the food into the nest now - just stand outside the entrance and it gets taken. We just can't see what is going on in the very dark corner. Here we have 2 visits 5 minutes apart in the sunshine with different mixes of food.

Ref: 20150808_df2_20150606_0656_195+0701_220 wren with insects & spider (q) + numerous insects & grub in beak (montage)(r+mb id@1024).jpg




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