That said, the attempt to capture a good image of a spider web with my camera is my photographic stumbling block. I try various techniques, I try in various lights at various times of day, but I rarely get anything I'm happy to share here.
Today I spotted a clutter of spiders and webs all securely anchored to various plants on the left hand side of the walk running through Candy Land. I figured with all the angles and sizes represented it was a rare opportunity to give my web photography a true workout.
I started with this shot of the far reaches of a web. Its hard to see I know but once you recognize the pattern your brain will "see it" for you. It was very fine, moving in the breeze, and twinkling when the light hit it just so. I tried every angle imaginable but couldn't quite get the edges to stand out. So I moved into the center for another shot.
Postscript: It isn't that I don't believe what I read, it is just that I am curious to see things for myself. I went back out the next day, after the sprinklers had run, wondering if the spider had returned to her nest and built in a new stabilimentum for the day. She did and she had. Here's Day Two's web center: