Here’s a challenge to any physicists, entomologists, spider enthusiasts, etc. Can you explain the science behind what is going on in this photo?
This past summer, I posted a series of shots of “Rai” the rainbow spider, who had built a web in the corner of our patio/lanai. Every morning the web would catch the sun in this dazzling rainbow, something I had not seen any other spider web produce to this vibrant degree. I never really understood why this web was different. So while organizing and editing some of those photos for a submission this past week, I decided to try to get an answer to the mystery of the rainbow web. So far I have got a number of responses, and answers of “diffraction grate”, refraction, and “sticky droplets”. I am hoping one of you can fully explain, or at least I want to watch a physicist and entomologist have a bare knuckles throw down.
Sunset near the Dunedin Marina, looking out towards Honeymoon Island. The lines and light on this little beached sailboat caught my eye, really fun place to wander around with the camera and just be creative.
Gear: #TAMRON SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A009 / Canon EOS 5D Mark III
This is the feature image for my first official article as a contributor on Photofocus.com. Titled “Photography in the Fog”, you can check it out at http://tinyurl.com/hrcy9ps . Really excited about this opportunity to write for them, keep an eye out for more articles from me soon!
Gear: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM / Canon EOS-1D Mark III
????+☁️=????. A foggy sunrise over a pond full of lily pads. This is favorite spot of mine in the fog. Having shot it a few times, I really wanted to do a vertical composition of it. This morning’s light and fog seemed just about right for it.
The Gear: #Tamron SP 15-30mm Di VC / Canon 5d Mk III