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spider web color

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by fuss, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. I was having my daughter hold a flashlight on a spider the other evening while I tried to take picture of it, but he got spooked and ran right when I pressed the trigger. So what we have here is a vibration on the web from him running but some cool color was produced, I think from the flashlight. anyway nothing too exciting, but neat colors.

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  2. neat indeed!
  3. I like it, cool colors!!
  4. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very interesting
    Great rainbow of color
  5. interesting indeed. which brings an idea. i'll try it and let you know......;-)

  6. Well, I am blown away by this.

    It does not seem to be the spectrum of your flashlight but I am not an expert on light spectrums. The silk is a protein and the vibration is normal but that breakdown of the colour is incredible.

    Bob F.
  7. Incredible!! I really like this!!
  8. I guess these are interference colours (like the colours on a soap bubble) but the vibration of the silk strands has turned the spots into arcs. The angle of the light must have been just right :cool: 

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