I had started a thread on the subject 'Show us your spiders' webs..' some years ago. It came to Part 2 and stopped there in 2009. It is here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1054480/
I just thought of reviving it since so many new members have joined since then and sharing some lovely photos from their gardens and elsewhere in other threads. So I thought they will surely find some nice webs in their gardens also. This thread may not run as fast as the other ones, but let's try to keep it going at its own speed.
I start this part with a picture with a beautiful web I found yesterday. I don't know the name of the spider, but he is a fine artist!
1. Full view of web in the morning sun.
2. Cropped that image to show it closer.
3. This fellow waits in his web he has weaved on hyacinth leaves on my pond.
Thanks Patti and Jubi. It happens so many times, these 'luck shots' (bird and web). Some years ago, I had an e-mail with fantastic photos of spider webs in mist. They were so lovely that I did not believe it was real. Then after some weeks, someone posted a picture of a web taken after a morning mist. Only then I believed it was real. Then I tried to use the sprayer to create mist on the web in my garden and in fact, did get a photos. This is what DG can do! I'll dig up a few photos from my recent archive. I had posted my older shots in the two previous threads. I'm glad this has some interest. I expect more pictures from others so that we can learn more about these interesting insects from other parts of the world. I have seen some webs - so thick. Thick silk!
Dinu, Yes, I love it when spider webs are covered in dew in the early morning. The warm early morning colors are beautiful and the dew makes the spider web look like strands of pearls. Although, the best "pearls" shot I got was as you describe with my trusty spray bottle of glycerine water on the web. This is a cropped photo.