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March 17, 2014
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Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 1100D
Shutter Speed
1/800 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
100 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Mar 7, 2014, 12:40:47 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
Sensor Size
22mm
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Rainbow Cobweb by AdMalamCrucem Rainbow Cobweb by AdMalamCrucem
A small spider web under the midday sun diffracts light in a most impressive way.

This effect is emphasized by the shallow DoF produced by the 100mm macro F2.8 L IS USM wide open.
Basically, this is just a very special bokeh.
Please note that the part of the web in the background produced some very interesting geometrical shapes. At any rate, this image is placed under the sign of geometry; the amazing work of the spider should not be hidden behind the optical miracle.
The full resolution picture contains almost one million different colours (934517 to be precise), which I find rather impressive for a simple web!
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:iconmellowsunpanther:
MellowSunPanther Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So amazing what spider web can do.  The way it gives off these colors is incredible.
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
:wow: This is truly stunning! :heart:
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:iconadmalamcrucem:
AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Tea! Thank you so much for your comment! And coming from you, I really appreciate it. :)

PS: Sorry for the insanely late reply! ;)
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:iconagonizingswordfish:
AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful :)
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:iconadmalamcrucem:
AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. :)
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:iconagonizingswordfish:
AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
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:iconbigblueskyfotos:
BigBlueSkyFotos Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful, eye-catching effect!
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:iconadmalamcrucem:
AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for your comment!
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:iconlennox22:
Lennox22 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! love all those colours, great shot.
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:iconadmalamcrucem:
AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, I'm glad you like it!
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:iconsmederevac:
Smederevac Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Nicely taken!
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:iconadmalamcrucem:
AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconbryd013:
Bryd013 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
When I saw the thumbnail of this, I thought it was a CD at first. Very interesting photo I must say :thumbsup:
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:iconadmalamcrucem:
AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Lol, it's funny you saw that at first! Thanks for your comment!
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:iconhelgjed:
HelgjeD Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Very special photo. Marvellously done.
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:iconadmalamcrucem:
AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, I'm glad you like it!
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:iconhelgjed:
HelgjeD Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
My pleasure :)
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:iconeswendel:
eswendel Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup::thumbsup:
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:iconadmalamcrucem:
AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconrs-foto:
RS-foto Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
Well now that's really a special bokeh effect! I can't figure out what causes the retangular shapes..
Looks as if the web was vibrating or something, yet you used such fast shutter speed so I don't know..
There are still some round bokeh elements in the non-web background so I guess that kinda supports my vibration theory =D
I give up! Anyways, great photo, really stands out from the rest of the spider web shots, very original =)
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:iconadmalamcrucem:
AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well done, you figured it out right!
There was indeed a rather strong wind for this web which just kept on moving extremely fast. I could hardly see anything with my bare eyes because of the oscillation, but it was counterbalanced by the shutter speed.
And thank you for the comment!
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:iconkevoka:
kevoka Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
I tend to agree with the vibration theory fro the rectangular shapes.
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:iconadmalamcrucem:
AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're right, see my answer in the above comment. ;)
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:iconkevoka:
kevoka Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
I am even more interested in what caused the wavelength banding. What is raining or had rained or wet somehow? Even then,  I do not think some of the colors would occur just by light diffraction. However in conjunction with the motion, the camera sensors might detect them that way.
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:iconadmalamcrucem:
AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nope, the atmosphere was dry, and so was the web, I think.
You might consider taking a look at that other similar picture:
whytake.net/Favorite/2742/1269…
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:iconkevoka:
kevoka Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
In the other picture the spider web has dew on it and it makes sense - a little anyway. The color segmentation is not as defined through the light spectrum as this one is. 

I don't know. It is very cool though.
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:iconvonburgherstein:
Vonburgherstein Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Awesome, very good shot !
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:iconadmalamcrucem:
AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconvonburgherstein:
Vonburgherstein Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
you're welcome
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:iconcolubrinedeuce:
ColubrineDeuce Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Photographer
Amazing!
The bokeh of the web that is out of focus is just wow.
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:iconadmalamcrucem:
AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, it's something, isn't it? I hardly believed it myself when I saw the pictures. I couldn't see it properly with the naked eye because the web was in the wind and kept on moving very fast.
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:iconbidboroughstreet:
BidboroughStreet Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
That is so brilliant... the word is totally applicable.
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:iconadmalamcrucem:
AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for your comment!
I'm really glad you think so. :)
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:iconslushy-pye:
Slushy-Pye Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning. :)
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:iconadmalamcrucem:
AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you think so. :)
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:iconagathathebear:
AgathaTheBear Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful colors! :) 
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:iconadmalamcrucem:
AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep, thanks!
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:icondarktoys2012:
darktoys2012 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
:eyepopping:
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:iconadmalamcrucem:
AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
=D
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:iconexlaa:
Exlaa Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOw. Tha'ts really cool.
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:iconadmalamcrucem:
AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconmlifa:
MLIFA Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought for sure this was a digital edit! It is stunning, great shot! :D
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:iconadmalamcrucem:
AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, the fact that it is natural impresses me too! However I think this effect would be rendered differently with any other lens. For instance, I also took a few pictures with a 300mm telephoto lens, and it produced a much rounder bokeh...
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GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
That is very interesting!! I would think so too, every lens is different.
I am just in love with this capture, it's one of the most amazing spider
webs I have seen. The colors are intense, as you said there are so many.
So impressive and I can look at this for hours. And the rectangle bokeh
instead of the normal circles or hexagons, is the finishing touch to an
already stunning photo!! :nod: :clap: I keep coming back to it :giggle: 
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:iconadmalamcrucem:
AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I'm glad it moves you that much!
You can take a look at that other picture I took only a few second before this one.
500px.com/photo/64445005
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GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're so, so very welcome!!! :D
I love the 2nd shot too but prefer
the first one, the angle is marvelous!!
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:iconmlifa:
MLIFA Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know nothing about cameras, personally, haha. 
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:iconadmalamcrucem:
AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, sorry! I am more used to photography-dedicated websites, and places where everyone focuses on technical matters... ;)
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:iconmlifa:
MLIFA Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's fine :p
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:iconavian94:
Avian94 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
This is a very impressive picture! I don't think I've ever seen a web with so many colors before. Wonderful shot!
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