Saturday, 29 September 2012

A Spiders' Web

Joining in with ♥woolf♥ on her mandala challenge.
early morning September sun rise with mist
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness together with intricate mandalas, cunningly and cleverly created by spiders
via wikipedia

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  1. Spooky webs for Halloween! THe first photo is awesome.

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    1. Thank you Lea - the first photo was taken early on a misty morning which eventually turned into an extremely hot sunny day.

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  2. Hello Rosemary:
    Welcome back. We have missed you and do so hope that you have had a wonderful time.

    We have no idea how you create these most spectacular images, but they are cleverly intriguing. Spiders' webs really are the most amazing structures!!

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    1. Dear Jane and Lance - how kind, and I can say that I missed you both too. It is extraordinary how attached we have all become to one another in a comparatively short time.
      I am pleased that you like the cobweb images. They were all made out of actual cobwebs in the garden. The process is not very difficult, I just mess about with them an see what happens.

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  3. Welcome Rosemary.
    Hope that your holiday was enjoyable ..
    This is an amazing post.. in particular the photography.. you are becoming a whizz at it.
    wishing you a happy weekend
    val x

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    1. Thank you Val for your lovely welcome back. Glad you enjoyed the images, as you can see I just keep on experimenting and trying new things - I find it quite creative.

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    1. Thank you - I have been having fun playing around with my photos.

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  5. Great shots, Rosemary.
    I especially love no 1 and 2.
    Hope you're having a great weekend.
    Mette

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    1. Thank you Mette - hope all is well with you.

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    2. Thanks Rosemary,
      We're all well, we're just having some busy weeks helping our family settling down in another part of Norway.
      Mette

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    3. Pleased to learn that - it is hard work settling down in another area, this I know from experience. Hope it all goes off satisfactorily.

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  6. dear you
    that first image is pure magic
    and those cobwebs are beautiful
    great challenge

    love
    Patrice A.

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    1. Dear Patrice - the first shot was one of those moments when I luckily had the camera with me, it vanished very quickly once the mist lifted and turned into a sunny day.

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  7. Stunning, Rosemary! You should print them in high res, frame and hang! I love the third photo most....looks very much like crochet :)
    Loi

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    1. Thanks Loi - when I am messing about with the photos I am never too sure how they will turn out - you are right it does look like crochet.

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  8. Hi, Rosemary,

    Your first spider web reminds me of the work of Erté — Art Deco jewels. Incidentally, I have heard that one of the reasons insects get caught in a spider's web is that they see it as a hologram of a flower! It makes sense, doesn't it?

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    1. Dear Mark - there are so many interesting facts surrounding spiders and their webs. When I was taking some photos of cobwebs in the garden I noticed that one had a thread going from the web to a tree at least 30 feet away, or it may have started off in the tree. Either way it is intriguing to know how it travelled that distance. I know that spiders threads are five times stronger than steel, and that it can stretch to almost 40% without breaking. Clever little creatures.

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  9. How unique, how creative, the cobweb Mandala is, rosemary! I am familiar with Mandala in Buddhism and I know it is also found in Christianity such as in rose windows of churches. Circular designs are found in nature, which I think is the most beautiful. Spider web is an intricate nature’s art, and I think cosmic diagrams are in it. I’m also impressed with the full moon art. I feel as if peering into the parallel world through a magical window.

    Yoko

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    1. Dear Yoko - I was trying to think of something in nature that was round and resembled a Mandala and it was the cobweb that came into my mind. It is interesting the way they are all unique and very pleasing to observe at close quarters. I admire the spiders creativity, a truly industrious little creature.
      The first photo does I agree look like the moon, but in fact it is the very early morning sun surrounded by a heat mist. Within 30 minutes of me taking the photo the mist had cleared and the day became very hot and sunny. I love your description of peering into a parallel world through a magical window.

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  10. I love the first three of the moon and the first two webs, stunning :)

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    1. Thank you very much. Actually everyone thinks it is the moon, but in fact it is the early morning sunrise with a September heat mist. I will put a note there. The mist had all vanished within no time and a very hot day ensued.

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  11. Welcome Rosemary!Lovely shots!The first is my favorite!Wish you a nice Sunday!
    Dimi..

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    1. Thanks Dimi - back home safely. Glad you enjoyed the photo.

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  12. Rosemary, these are marvelous shots. I hope you have been on a holiday. Missed you. Olive

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    1. Thanks Olive - I missed you too. Got home from holiday late last night.

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  13. Very special effects. Love the circles.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. Glad you like the special effects Filip - thank you

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  14. Hello Rosemary and welcome home from your holiday.

    These images are spectacular and I shall be looking for spider webs on my walk tomorrow.

    a beautiful post

    Helen xx

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    1. Thank you dear Helen - it is so nice to return from a trip and have such a lovely welcome home from so many blogging friends.
      To be able to see spider webs on your walk, I suspect, that you must still be on your travels in Ireland. I love to see them first thing in the morning covered in dew and glistening like jewelled necklaces.

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  15. Welcome back Rosemary! I love your first shot, it has a haunting, hushed look to it.

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    1. Thank you Rosemary - lovely description you have given to the first shot. It is one of those photos that I took not expecting it to be very good, one of those lucky attempts.

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  16. Your photo manipulations inspire me, Rosemary. -sus

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    1. Give it a go Susan - it is good fun - try www.picmonkey.com

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  17. why yes! those clever spiders!
    and coming back to your first image... i saw a similar sky last night, as i came home on the train. moon caught me unawares, did he not? wow!
    thanks, rosemary, for playing.
    i hope you've had a wonderful break.
    n♥

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    1. Thanks Nadine - just managed to scramble a post quickly together before we left.
      Most people think it is the moon, but actually it is the sun!!! Early sun rise with a heat haze, if you look carefully you can see the start of the blue sky. The day turned out to be a very warm September day.

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  18. Very clever use of alteration and colour, Rosemary!
    Love each photo.

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    1. Thank you Carole - all down to manipulation of my photos.

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  19. Trust you have wonderful holiday.
    I do like your graphics.

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    1. Thank you whiteangel - the trip was lovely, and we saw lots of interesting things.
      I made the graphics using picmonkey which is free to use - give it a try sometime it is great fun.

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  20. Oh my Rosemary these pictures are beautiful. Number one and two are particularly outstanding with a spoooky edge to them!

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    1. Thanks Paul - the experiments continue.

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  21. Your first photo...a fairy-tale
    and you know i love webs, they are mandalas, you're right, x

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    1. Thanks Renilde - that photo just happened to be one of those lucky shots when I had my camera to hand.

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  22. Nature's mandala. The perfect and most inspiring and found everywhere!

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    1. Clever little spiders aren't they?

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  23. Thank you for open my eyes, dear Rosemary.
    Of course... spider webs are mandalas! Oh, that beauty.
    That first images... the sun, in play with us alltogether a mandala, too.

    Nature

    x Ariane.

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    1. Dear Ariane - thank you very much for your lovely comment. Of course you are right about the sun, I had not thought about it being a mandala too.

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  24. Fantastic - i especially enjoy the sunrise photo.

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  25. Dear Rosemary
    The first one is magic !The others are like paintings full of colours and shadows !

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    1. Dear Olympia I am so pleased that you liked the first photo. The others are all cobweb photos that I have manipulated on picmonkey.

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  26. Salutations :) - Charlottes Web. Love your captures - simply stunning!

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