Description Raindrops are suspended from the silky strands of a spider web, reminding me of celebratory dancers.From Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia:A spider web, spiderweb, spider's web, or cobweb (from the obsolete word coppe, meaning 'spider') is a device created by a spider out of proteinaceous spider silk extruded from its spinnerets.Spider webs have existed for at least 100 million years, as witnessed in a rare find of Early Cretaceous amber from Sussex, southern England. Insects can get trapped in spider webs, providing nutrition to the spider; however, not all spiders build webs to catch prey, and some do not build webs at all. 'Spider web' is typically used to refer to a web that is apparently still in use (i.e. clean), whereas 'cobweb' refers to abandoned (i.e. dusty) webs.However, 'cobweb' is used to describe the tangled three-dimensional web of some spiders of the theridiidae family. Whilst this large family is also known as the tangle-web spiders, cobweb spiders and comb-footed spiders, they actually have a huge range of web architectures.
Don Schwartz, Portland, Oregon Member Since September 2012 Artist Statement Photography is for me a dance with nature. It is the immersion in a landscape; the sharing of a habitat with nature’s creatures. It is the sense of being lost in the moment, where the passing of time goes unnoticed. It is the serendipity of capturing a moment in time that becomes a timeless moment. The quiet places, the places of simple beauty, draw me in – from the delicate splendor of dew dancing on an iris petal to the magnificent breadth of a gray whale slicing through the water. With my camera, I am a blessed witness in a field of splendor.
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