Dew on a Spiderweb

For the past several years I’ve begun my day by making at least one photo before I brew my coffee. A few days ago I walked outside to retrieve the morning newspaper in our street-side mailbox, with camera in hand in case I spotted an interesting composition. Area limited as it was. This photo was the result. I used manual focus, hand-held, to make sure the spiderweb and dew droplets were clearly visible.

Couple of Keepers

I’m probably in the majority of photo enthusiasts who are finding it necessary to explore not-so-spectacular places close to home, as a result of the pandemic. Actually, I believe these circumstances are making me a better photographer because I have to look harder for compositions. Here’s a couple of examples of “looking harder.”

Morning dew drops on grass blades surrounding a fallen leaf is a sign of the end of summer and cooler temperatures.
Note the small black ants feasting on a one-inch circumference sized cluster of Lantana flowers in our garden. Each Lantana bush has many of these small clusters, and we have over twenty such bushes in our garden.