The Network (Filaments II 6 a)

18 responses

  1. Interesting image. —- Clematis seeds fallen onto spider’s cob-web ?
    Though, looks almost like man-made.

    October 6, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    • It is an active web in the same clematis vine I continue to visit. The word filaments captures so much of what I see in the web and vine: astronomical, electrical, botanical, and biological threads and fibers. It’s really marvelous to see.

      October 6, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      • I totally agree. If this image appeared in a scientific magazine saying “This is a Nano-tube structure inserted into human neuro system” I would just believe.

        October 6, 2012 at 10:13 pm

  2. What are the thicker filaments on the surface? Does one spider build the web or is it a sort of communal web?

    October 6, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    • Those thicker filaments are what are left of the stems of the flowers of the clematis and the clematis seeds. I think that at least two spiders have built the webs here, and there is one lower down, built by a third spider, but it appears to be abandoned now. I don’t know if the two spiders know or visit each other, but the structures of their webs are very similar, which I find fascinating, and they are the same type of webs that I found in this clematis last year.

      October 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm

  3. ¡Me encanta!

    October 6, 2012 at 11:19 pm

  4. Wow-that’s really bizarre! I see lots of clematis seeds in there.

    October 7, 2012 at 11:26 am

    • Yes, depending on the angle and light, and how close up you get, these can take on a very strange and fascinating appearance. 🙂

      October 13, 2012 at 5:56 pm

  5. Nature and her creatures are ever so artistic…’s mind boggling.


    October 7, 2012 at 5:21 pm

  6. This looks like another galaxy!!

    October 8, 2012 at 3:23 am

  7. Melanie, this whole series is amazing!

    October 8, 2012 at 5:24 pm

  8. Beautiful…looks like nerve endings.

    October 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    • Exactly one of the things I was going for, Scott! Thank you!

      October 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      • seekraz

        You’re welcome, Melanie…you succeeded! 🙂

        October 13, 2012 at 6:10 pm

  9. elmediat

    An alien world and you didn’t need to go to another planet. 🙂

    October 14, 2012 at 10:50 pm

  10. Oh YES !! clematis is great!

    October 27, 2012 at 8:37 am

  11. Wow, that is a really cool shot!

    October 31, 2012 at 7:00 pm

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