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Under The Canopy of White.

Posted by
Lee (Fort Frances Ontario, Canada) on 30 March 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

A person always needs to look closely at their surroundings. There is a lot happening around us. All we need to do is stop, look aand listen. I caught this little spider under the white canopy of this Goatsbeard. I'm not sure if it was checking out the sails and hoping for a strong wind, or if it thought this was a ready made web with lots of pockets. Either way it seemed to be quite content under this soft white canopy.

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Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

WOW!!! This is a beauty of a shot!! Not only with the spider but the explosion of the fluffy goatsbeard is spectacular!!

30 Mar 2009 5:16am

@Linerberry: Thanks Liners.

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

So beautiful! Wow!

30 Mar 2009 6:23am

@Craig: Thanks Craig, Please visit again.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

awesome shot Lee you are right about us not always paying attention to our surroundings

30 Mar 2009 7:19am

@jamesy: There is a wealth of photograhic experiences just waiting to be captured. All we have to do is see it. Thanks Debbie.

lydia from Paris, France

Wow , fluffy and so beauty flower ! I like the little spider too ! Have a good day Lee.

30 Mar 2009 8:13am

@lydia: Thank you Lydia.

marie from perth, Australia

Stunning, this is so crisp and crystal clear. Love it and the spider is just a bonus to this amazing photo.

30 Mar 2009 8:38am

@marie: I thought the spider made the shot. Thank you Marie.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Amazing image!

30 Mar 2009 9:46am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you Elena.

zOOm from Paris, France

Oh lovely colors here, soft, soft, soft... I can feel the caress from here ! Nice macro.

30 Mar 2009 11:03am

@zOOm: Thank you so much Florence.

Ca†≈ from Ouchy, Switzerland

Wonderfull, clear and poetic.
Maybe in few days this spider will travel... Gone with the wind !

30 Mar 2009 11:43am

@Ca†≈: Thank you for the compliment. And who knows, maybe the spider did Go With the Wind.

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Great macro, well seen!

30 Mar 2009 12:11pm

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

Lee, this is another fantastic shot! I would blow that one up and hang it on the wall....although with all your wonderful work, if I were you, I would be already out of wall-space :)
I love the colors and the detail and the lighting. Simply Superb!!!

30 Mar 2009 12:23pm

@Marion: Thank you very much Marion, You're way to kind. However, I do appreciate it.

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

This is impossibly beautiful, Lee. Utterly stunning detail and clarity. A work of art

30 Mar 2009 12:36pm

@EYES WIDE SHUT: Thank you Paul.

Psaydi's Mom from Fort Frances, Canada

Oh for Heaven's sake, this is how observant I am; I didn't even see the spider until I read your commentary. I thought the puff was stunning enough. Sheesh; guess I'll leave the photography to you...

30 Mar 2009 12:39pm

@Psaydi's Mom: Good morning Shanny. Thank you for stopping by.

Baby Sis from Canada

How we all forget the simply things in life...absolutely beautiful.

30 Mar 2009 12:50pm

@Baby Sis: Thanks Shelley.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Five stars! This is an excellent shot! The depth of field, clarity and focus are perfect. The bokeh really makes this stand out.

30 Mar 2009 12:53pm

@bluechameleon: Thank you very much.

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Fantastic!! Great dof. Five stars from me, too!

30 Mar 2009 1:17pm

@Lesley: Thank you very much.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

I love finding little "gifts" like the spider. Beautiful!

30 Mar 2009 1:31pm

@Tracy: Thanks Tracy.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

This is just stunning. Superb selective focus. I really like the blurred background colors.

30 Mar 2009 1:53pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack.

Elora from Genoa, Italy

What a lovely capture Lee, as always :)

30 Mar 2009 2:04pm

@Elora: Thank you for your support and kind words Elora

Sarah from Vaud, Switzerland

Stunning detail!!!

30 Mar 2009 2:49pm

@Sarah: Thank you Sarah.

don from Spokane, United States

A fine close up of this blossom and mr. spider. I like the detail in your image. Very well done.

30 Mar 2009 3:40pm

@don: Thank you Don

KBR from GENEVA, Switzerland

Waw, beautiful, very precise picture of the white filament, bravo

30 Mar 2009 4:05pm

@KBR: Thank you very much.

Bertrand Duhamel from Granby, Cayman Islands

A splendid macro with wonderful colors. Very nice Lee !

30 Mar 2009 4:29pm

@Bertrand Duhamel: Thanks Bertrand

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

wow...this is gorgeous.

30 Mar 2009 6:03pm

@Hema Iyer: Welcome back. Thank you for your continued support and kind words.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

You have found something rare and beautiful. The detail is exquisite.

30 Mar 2009 8:03pm

@Viewfinder: Thank you very much.

Mary from PA, United States

Stunning capture of the goatsbeard with such beautiful detail!! The spider adds a nice touch. They always seem to be hiding in the flowers :)

30 Mar 2009 8:20pm

@Mary: Thank you ever so much. And yes, one never knows what can be found inside a flower.

Jen from St. George, United States

I agree with your comment - we should all look a little more closely at our surroundings and see what surprises await! This is a fabulous photo. The colors are really great, as is the detail. And the composition is simple and perfect.

30 Mar 2009 10:58pm

@Jen: Thank you Jen.

Denise from Perry, United States

What a beautiful photo to help us remember all of God's creatures around us!

31 Mar 2009 12:29am

@Denise: Thank you Denise.

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Great textures... Love the tiny spider!

31 Mar 2009 1:47am

@Sandrine: Thank you very much Sandrine

mats from Houston, United States

Very true! But i can't go looking for a spider ... :-) Again, another beautiful shot. Safe travels.

31 Mar 2009 3:01am

@mats: Thanks Mats. I'll be back next week.

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

incredible sharpness and clarity. loving it

1 Apr 2009 9:58pm

BIG SIS and Brother-inlaw from Petawawa, Canada

Hi Lee ; As you know I hate spiders, BUT this is still a very nice pic of one in its daily routine .

1 Apr 2009 10:18pm

Zoe from Wolfville, Canada

I've been looking through your recent photography postings and I particularly like this one. It's so nice when the hidden beauty in nature gets captured.

3 Apr 2009 2:27am

@Zoe: Thank you for the review. Please drop by again.

Vinman from Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautiful shot, nice backlighting too.

4 Apr 2009 6:05pm

@Vinman: Thank you so much.