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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

It was appropriate that I stumbled onto this moonlit web during the fullest phase of the moon. Lit by natural light, this spiders home was beckoning any visitor that might land on the superhighway and succumb to the trap. The reflective web stood out in the muted blues of the full moon like a lighthouse. Only this shelter in a storm had other motives. Uninvited visitors stop by for a brief visit and stay for the duration!

16 comments:

~ Denise ~ said...

Gorgeous wouldn't even attempt to describe what you've captured. It's beautiful!! ...and, I really don't like spider webs at all! lol

_we_the_pieces_ said...

^^
i agree.
Gorgeous capture, and beautiful words.
~molly

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Molly and Denise. Denise...I don't like spiders either. In George Orwell's 1984, in order to control the masses, the government would find out your worst fear and then control you with it. For the protagonist it was rats. Mine would be spiders! They make my skin crawl.

Dan

The Muse said...

Always fascinating that such beauty can lure one to such dire consequences!

Dan Felstead said...

Muse...

Very well said...that has been the undoing of many a man down through the ages!

Dan

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Awesome shot!

One of the best photos I have seen in a long time.

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Speedcat and welcome to the blog!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Molly,
Thanks for the post. I believe you said you were from out west...I will trade you weather today! Bone chiling cold here!

Dan

Contest Chris said...

Bravo!

Jessica said...

Absolutely beautiful.

I love Orwell's 1984. Mine would be spiders as well, but I still love this photo. :)

_we_the_pieces_ said...

Well, it's 63 hear, and I will sound like such an LA girl for saying this, but I AM FREEZING!
Oh well...

Sunny said...

what a lovely spider net! nice shot!

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks to everyone for their comments on the Spiderweb. This photo has invoked more responses than any other I have posted so far. I appreciate the viewings.

Dan

::PuraPoetica:: said...

You've really captured the essence of the spider's web in this captivating piece. I love the photograph, it evokes a feeling of ambiance, giving humanity a tiny glimpse into just one of nature's many showcases. Lovely.

PS, If you can write prose, I have faith that you can successfully create poetry :)

Dan Felstead said...
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Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Poetica,
I will give the poetry thing a try. And thanks for following the blog.

Dan