Dewbow and Focus

Dew covered spider web Rainbow colours in dew on spider web

Getting to a position where the main arc of the bow falls on a dew covered web really makes it stand out against the background.

Taking advantage of the brighter region inside the bow highlights droplets on the right of the web. Keeping the focus on the spider meant that the nearer drops were out of focus which helped to emphasise the colours.

Out of focus colours on spider web dew

Changing the focus shows the nearer drops in more detail. The far side of the web is now out of focus but this makes the colours there more prominent.

Canon EOS 20D    18th September 2006
Wiltshire, England

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