Web of St Andrew's Spider: La Cruz del Tormento: La araña teje una cruz para atormentar los mosquitos

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Tamás Borbély on February 24, 2008

This is a fantastic shoot simply, Ian !Congratulations, Tamás

Ian Stehbens on February 24, 2008

Isn't there such wonderful beauty all around us!! Thankyou for your visit Tamás.

I think everyone in Scotland will be proud to see that even the spiders on this side of the world know which flag to fly and which saint to elevate!

I haven't seen a Hungarian design in webs yet.

Regards, Ian

Lecleire Jacques on February 24, 2008

It is a superb shot Ian, Congratulations.

Greetings, Jacques

Ian Stehbens on February 24, 2008

Thank you Jacques.

I almost didn't select this one, for I thought it may be too simple and there was just not enough depth of field for me....and then I thought of my Scottish ancestors and did this in honour of all who like to fly this sign of their nationalism!

Seriously though it is clearly, attractive.

Kind regards,


Palmina Moore on February 25, 2008

We have one of these in the garden near the front door. Isn't it amazing how she builds it. It's like an extension of her legs when she sits in the middle.


Ian Stehbens on February 25, 2008

Palmina, I appreciate sharing or swapping images with you. By the way, have you had a close look at the St Andrew's spider near your door? What colour is its legs? Do the males or the females weave the web, and who parks where? I have so many new things to learn, now that this new macro world has opened up.

Kind regards,


EVA_L on February 26, 2008

We are waited by a lot of the wonderful openings thanks to your new series of macro, Yan! Best wishes. Eva

Ian Stehbens on February 27, 2008

I like opening windows, Eva. And it is special that you like looking through them.



Daniel Mitin on February 29, 2008

Double helix spider web :)

Ian Stehbens on February 29, 2008

Designs in nature are endless and truly amazing, and those involving bees and spiders are remarkable engineering, stunning mathematics and awesome beauty!

Thanks for your comment and visit,Daniel.


Daniel Mitin on March 1, 2008

I have alays thought the same as a younger child, naturally perfect

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