Photo of the Day – Rainbow Spider

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.

Want to see more here you go!

Video: https://youtu.be/0oqNPAOQeA8
Photo Gallery: http://www.jasonhahn.com/collection/photography/rai-rainbow-spider-web/

Gear: TAMRON SP 180mm F/3.5 Di MACRO 1:1 B01E / Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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Photo of the Day: Limpkin Chicks

They are so fuzzy! Limpkin Chicks waiting for Mom or Dad to bring back an apple snail dinner.

Gear: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD A011 / Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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Photo of the Day: Sunset at Dunedin Marina

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

#capturestpete #florida #hahnnaturephotography #igersstpete #igerstampa #igersusa #ilovetheburg #instaburg #instagram_florida #instalandscape #landscape_captures #liveamplified #lovefl #outdoorphotoworkshops #pureflorida #roamfl #roamflorida #saltlife #staysaltyflorida #sunset_stream #sunshinecity #sunshineshere #sunshinestpete #tampa #tampabay #tamronusa #visitflorida #vspc #withmytamron ©Jason Hahn, Hahn Nature Photography LLC, http://www.HahnNaturePhotography.com

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Photo of the Day: Sailboats in the Blue Hours

Sailboats tied up to the docks at the Dunedin Marina, just after sunset, in the blue hours of the evening. Really still night on the water, great to be there with a camera when that happens.

Gear: TAMRON SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A012 / Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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Very serene morning from the shore of the Ochlocknee River, in North Florida. Had the place all to myself, scenes like this is why I am up so early in the morning! Gear: TAMRON SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A009 / Canon EOS 5D Mark III .©Jason Hahn, Hahn Nature Photography LLC, http://www.HahnNaturePhotography.com

Very serene morning from the shore of the Ochlocknee River, in North Florida. Had the place all to myself, scenes like this is why I am up so early in the morning!

Gear: TAMRON SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A009 / Canon EOS 5D Mark III #hahnnaturephotography #outdoorphotoworkshops #nature #lovefl #withmytamron #tamronusa #igersstpete #igerstampa #instagram_florida #hdr_beautiful_landscapes #wetlands #igsky_daily #hdrphotography #hashtagflorida #floridastateparks #flstateparks #landscapephotomag #lpm #instalandscape #alive_photo #sunset_stream #justgoshoot #landscape_captures #landscapelovers #pureflorida #visitflorida #roamflorida .©Jason Hahn, Hahn Nature Photography LLC, http://www.HahnNaturePhotography.com

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Photo of the Day: Everglades sunrise

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

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Photo of the Day: . Foggy Sunrise Over Lilly Pads

????+☁️=????. 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

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Photo of the Day: Honey Bee collecting pollen

Honey Bee collecting pollen from the flowers of a bromeliad. Taken in my “wild” backyard.

Gear: TAMRON SP 180mm F/3.5 Di MACRO 1:1 B01E / Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark III #hahnnaturephotography #outdoorphotoworkshops #withmytamron #tamronusa #bugs #macrophotography #nature #insect #naturelovers #wildplanet #insectagram #pureflorida #visitflorida #roamflorida #lovefl #floridawildlife #igersstpete #instagram_floridafishandwildlife #animallovers #wildlife_seekers #animalsofinstagram #iganimal_snaps #KINGS_INSECTS #Insects_of_our_world #macro_vision #macro_perfection #Macro_brilliance

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A Buck White-tailed Deer grunting and snorting to a herd of does during the rut. There were a number of young bucks nearby sparring, but none of them wanted to mess with this guy! Gear: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM / Canon EOS 7D © Jason Hahn, Hahn Nature Photography LLC, www.hahnnaturephotography.com

A Buck White-tailed Deer grunting and snorting to a herd of does during the rut. There were a number of young bucks nearby sparring, but none of them wanted to mess with this guy!

Gear: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM / Canon EOS 7D #hahnnaturephotography #outdoorphotoworkshops #wildlifephotography #animallovers #wildplanet #wildlife_seekers #myRSS #wildlife_perfection #nature_shooters #picoftheday #animalpolis #nature_cuties #allnatureshots #cs_animals #ic_animals #exclusive_animals #wildlife_perfection #igbest_animals #animalsmood #animals_in_world #insta_animal #wildlifeplanet #igscwildlife #majestic_wildlife_ #animals #splendid_shotz #fabulous_shots #u_got_framed #ig_great_shots © Jason Hahn, Hahn Nature Photography LLC, www.hahnnaturephotography.com

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Photo of the Day: First glimpse of the sun as it burns through the fog.

First glimpse of the sun as it burns through the fog. Beautiful morning for a hike on this trail that meandered through Florida pines and prairie.

Gear: TAMRON SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A012 / Canon EOS 5D Mark III

#withmytamron #tamronusa #hahnnaturephotography #outdoorphotoworkshops #nature #landscapephotomag #lpm #instalandscape #sunset_stream #justgoshoot #landscape_captures #landscapelovers #pureflorida #visitflorida #roamflorida #lovefl #igersstpete #igerstampa #instagram_florida #liveamplified #vspc #tampabay #fredhowardpark #bw_lover #bw #instablackandwhite #bnw_life #blackandwhitephotography ©Jason Hahn, Hahn Nature Photography LLC, http://www.HahnNaturePhotography.com

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Photo of the Day: Honey Bee on a Bromeliad

Another version of the Honey Bee collecting pollen from the flowers of a bromeliad.

Gear: TAMRON SP 180mm F/3.5 Di MACRO 1:1 B01E / Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark III

#hahnnaturephotography #outdoorphotoworkshops #withmytamron #tamronusa #bugs #macrophotography #nature #insect #naturelovers #wildplanet #insectagram #pureflorida #visitflorida #roamflorida #lovefl #floridawildlife #igersstpete #instagram_floridafishandwildlife #animallovers #wildlife_seekers #animalsofinstagram #iganimal_snaps #KINGS_INSECTS #Insects_of_our_world #macro_vision #macro_perfection #Macro_brilliance

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