ice spiders

In photography by webmeister Bud

A rare glimpse at the work of the elusive ice spider.

20110104 - ice spidersCanon EOS 450D (XSi) · Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5
70 mm · 1/200 s · f/8 · ISO 800

These photos of the ice spiders’ beautiful creations, frost webs, were taken in the early morning hours this past weekend.

They could’ve been spun as a foreshadowing to the snow forecast today, or to serve as a warning to warm-blooded predators. Whatever the reason, I feel lucky to have captured this most exceptional of nature’s miracles.