Montana Outdoors

September 21, 2009

Rainbow web

Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors — Tags: — montucky @ 10:52 pm

Spider web

The setting sun added colors to this silken design. The spider seemed pleased with it.



  1. Cool! I’ve been getting into spider web images of late myself. I really like them when they sparkle against a black background. Nice work, Terry.


    Comment by edvatza — September 22, 2009 @ 4:30 am

    • I really like that web image you use on your site, Ed. I would have liked to frame this one a little different, but I lost the sun rays before I got the shot I wanted.


      Comment by montucky — September 22, 2009 @ 9:05 pm

      • I’ve got my small order of tee shirts with that web shot on the front coming in this week. I took my wife’s advice (a secret to staying married for 40 years) and am using the web image to promote my web site.


        Comment by edvatza — September 27, 2009 @ 7:54 pm

  2. An orb web spider…this is an excellent shot, it feels 3D. It’s quite beautiful.


    Comment by burstmode — September 22, 2009 @ 5:16 am

    • The spider did have an orb design, didn’t it! It was a great spot to put a web, too.


      Comment by montucky — September 22, 2009 @ 9:07 pm

  3. That is soooo pretty! Beautiful colors and a perfect web.


    Comment by kateri — September 22, 2009 @ 7:02 am

    • The pattern captivated me. It’s hard to imagine that little spider keeping to such an exact pattern.


      Comment by montucky — September 22, 2009 @ 9:08 pm

  4. I enjoy the variety of your photos. This one surprised me. What a beautiful web!


    Comment by Maureen — September 22, 2009 @ 8:45 am

    • I was a little surprised too… that it turned out. It was about 45 degrees into the setting sun and I didn’t know just how the lens would react. Caught most of what I wanted though.


      Comment by montucky — September 22, 2009 @ 9:14 pm

  5. BEAUTIFUL!! great shot!


    Comment by silken — September 22, 2009 @ 9:32 am

  6. WOW!! That is amazing!!!


    Comment by BBB — September 22, 2009 @ 11:32 am

    • The pattern amazes me too. That little builder was very precise and consistant.


      Comment by montucky — September 22, 2009 @ 9:16 pm

  7. Really pretty!


    Comment by Stacey - Addicted to The Click — September 22, 2009 @ 12:18 pm

    • It is a pretty creation and I was glad I got to see it!


      Comment by montucky — September 22, 2009 @ 9:18 pm

  8. Oh, way cool! Neat that you saw this and neat you were able to photograph the rainbow web. 🙂


    Comment by Anna Surface — September 22, 2009 @ 2:48 pm

    • The web was in the top corner of a metal gate that stopped motorized access on an old road into some state forest land. As I walked around the gate I just noticed the color in the web and luckily had just enough time to change my lens and get a shot before the light changed.


      Comment by montucky — September 22, 2009 @ 9:21 pm

  9. I will be writing an article about how to get your children to step outside even in the city and to observe nature. I would love to use your picture.



    Comment by Heidi Ahrens — September 22, 2009 @ 3:52 pm

    • Heidi, I’d be very pleased if you use the photo for that purpose! The copy I uploaded to Flickr is smaller than the original: please let me know if you would rather have the original size and I will be happy to email it to you.


      Comment by montucky — September 22, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

  10. thank goodness there are great photographers and cameras to capture this kind of beauty!


    Comment by kcjewel — September 22, 2009 @ 8:32 pm

    • You know Jewel, I have a lot of reservations about all of the places that our technology has led us into, but I’m thankful for the results in the camera area. I’m constantly amazed at what my camera is capable of doing.


      Comment by montucky — September 22, 2009 @ 9:25 pm

  11. Wow. I am at a loss for words.


    Comment by scienceguy288 — September 23, 2009 @ 12:01 am

    • Do you think that little guy could teach us something about geometry, scienceguy?


      Comment by montucky — September 23, 2009 @ 7:58 am

  12. One of best web shots (pun intended) I’ve seen. Beautiful!


    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — September 23, 2009 @ 4:53 am

  13. Wonderful. My compliments to the spider-photographer team.



    Comment by knightofswords — September 23, 2009 @ 11:00 am

  14. That’s a good find!


    Comment by Candace — September 24, 2009 @ 12:49 am

    • It was. The sunlight just happened to be right so I could catch a glimpse of it.


      Comment by montucky — September 24, 2009 @ 9:51 pm

  15. Beautifully lit – great photo!


    Comment by Adam R. Paul — September 24, 2009 @ 11:38 am

    • It was a “hope for” shot that worked pretty well.


      Comment by montucky — September 24, 2009 @ 9:52 pm

  16. Wonderful capture of such a perfect and beautiful web.


    Comment by Preston Surface — September 24, 2009 @ 5:20 pm

    • That little spider was a perfectionist, wasn’t it!


      Comment by montucky — September 24, 2009 @ 9:53 pm

  17. Wow! What a find, Terry! Has wonderful DOF, makes the web look convex in shape. Marvelous shot. Captured light and reflections are splendid. The shot and web are perfect as they are.


    Comment by Iona — September 24, 2009 @ 7:47 pm

    • The web was convex, probably from a light breeze that was blowing then. A characteristic of the lens is a typically very shallow depth of field and in this case it brought out the colors toward the outside of the web.


      Comment by montucky — September 24, 2009 @ 9:56 pm

  18. This picture is spectacular. Truly stunning.


    Comment by Patia — October 11, 2009 @ 7:55 pm

    • Thanks Patia! It caught my attention and I tried a shot. Worked!


      Comment by montucky — October 11, 2009 @ 9:07 pm

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