It was suspended at eye level, near the water’s edge. I literally bumped into this spider early in the morning while photographing a pair of swans. The lower end of the strand seemed anchored to the ground, though I couldn’t follow it, and the upper end to a bush nearby. The effect was magical.

The day had broken gray and overcast, with a fine mist on the water. The light was pearl-soft, transforming everything it touched. It caused the filament to glow.

The date was August 8, 2012, at 6:19 am.

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