challenge on nature photography - day 3

January 12, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

For my Day 3 of my #challengeonnaturephotography series, I have chosen this image of a spiderweb draped in waterdroplets. 

Autumn reflectionsAutumn reflectionsAn autumn scene in miniature, captured in waterdrops on a spiderweb. By Surbiton nature and product photographer Marion Wotton

If you look closely the scene behind the spiderweb is visible in the central droplets - an alternative, miniaturised version of reality.

This was a difficult image to capture. I was using my Nikkor 105mm macro lens handheld, there was a thick (and very cold) autumn mist this morning (hence the waterdroplets) and a brisk but variable breeze. I found I had to experiment quite a lot with my shutter speed and take far more exposures than normal in order to achieve this image. This has been processed in Lightroom CC only.

My challenge on nature photography is with friend and fellow photographer Graham Hazelgreaves, who's based up in Boat of Garten, Scotland.

 


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