Nature - Ryan Taylor

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Dewy Spiderweb

Russ Nature Reserve, Beavercreek, Ohio

The simplest things can go overlooked at times. The legendary street photographer William Eggleston always said to "photograph democratically." It is more beneficial to photograph democratically and treat all subjects the same. This webbing is just as interesting to me as a juvenile bald eagle fledging from its nest would be.

I took this with my 150-600mm telephoto in order to really compress the space between the fore and background. I opted for a wide aperture to put all focus on the web itself. For even more abstract shots, one could equip a macro lens or extension tube and show the web details up close.

It is simply amazing how these webs can withstand most winds without budging. The grey background also made for a nice distraction-free color. This particular morning was very foggy and so all that remained after sunrise was a layer of dew and frost as seen here. This was taken in prairie which is the reason why I used a telephoto to get intimately closer to the out of range subject matter.

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