Camera: NIKON D2Hs
Shutter: 1/320 s
Exposure Setting: Manual (Spot Metering)
Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire
Lens Focal Length: 300 mm
White Balance: Manual
The spiders were busy Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning, there were webs in the badminton net, webs on the back porch, webs on the flowers and webs in the grass, of the type that look like dryer lint.
With the sun hitting the heavy dew, I grabbed my camera. The dark background really helped the dew to glow. I chose to crop in tight because I really liked the cluster of dewdrops at the heart of the web. In a few minutes, the dew was gone and the webs had effectively disappeared from view.
- Samuel Hoffman, Photojournalist