Morning Dew and Spider Web Illumination

September 08, 2022


Photographer: Piero Armando 
Summary Author: Piero Armando

During a morning trek along the Valnontey, in the Aosta Valley of far northwestern Italy, the morning dew was quite evident. In particular it created a splendid effect on this classic spider web. The “silk” composing spider webs is very fine and is quite effective in scattering light. Note that whether the web appears bright or dark depends on not only the illumination but on the background against which it’s observed. Photo taken on June 23, 2022.

Photo details: Canon EOS 600D camera; exposure 1/400 seconds; ISO 400; f ratio f/8; focal length 180 mm.

Valnontey (Aosta Valley), Italy Coordinates: 45.5863, 7.3392

Related Links:
Diffraction and Refraction in a Spider Web

Illumination of an Old Spider Web