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Throwback Thursday: green on lilac

I took this image in May 2010. I was out for photographing the wonderful blooming lilac with my macro lens. When checking the images on the tiny back screen of my camera, I noticed some fine lines crossing the whole image. What’s that? I feared, I might have harmed the lens or the sensor. So, I went home for checking the camera and the images.

Fortunately, my camera and my lens were not broken. Instead, accidentally I got a spider web between my camera and the lilac. So, I went back and tried hard to find the spider web again. This time, I even found the spider. See, how tiny it is compared to a single lilac blossom. It’s an Araniella cucurbitina, sometimes called the “cucumber green spider”. It becomes only 6mm (females) and 4mm (male) ‘big’.

Take care!

landscape, nature, photography, seasons, world

Weekly Photo Challenge: enveloped

600_1003-e_wWhen I read this weeks topic for the weekly photo challenge at “The Daily Post” I’ve had to think a moment for a reasonable photo. It topic is: enveloped.

First of all, an envelope used for sending a letter via the postal service came put to my mind. But, also power wires or streets are enveloping our nice little planet ­čÖé

I picked something similar, a spider’s web. It’s used for enveloping the spiders food and, in this case, it is enveloped in dew.

Take care!

(as usual, you can see the photo enlarged, when clicking in it)