Spider in Mist

ANIMAL HABITAT - Winner

The backlit spider web is one of the great cliches of nature photography. No wonder – on cold mornings they make for easy subjects. The web was built just beyond the shaded front of a garden shed, allowing the intense back lighting to last for an hour. I had time to drink a coffee first and then find just the right shutter speed to capture the droplets of morning mist.

Lake McDonald Botanical Gardens, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Canon EOS 5D Mk II, Canon 100mm macro, 1/320, f/13, ISO 800 ASA, handheld

by Raoul Slater, Pomona, Queensland