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SUSPENSION

Zilker Gardens / Austin / Texas

 

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Olympus OM-1 / Zuiko 50mm f3.5 Macro / Kodak Ektar @ 400

 

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Sorry in advance for all my Flickr friends who do not like spiders. I don't know why I have been so fascinated by them lately. I just love how elegant they are, and how effecient their webs are. Did you know that woven spider silk is stronger than Kevlar, which is used to make bulletproof vests? They have been studying the silk of these webs for use in bulletproof skin.

 

Amazing this creature lives suspended on this marvelous material all its life, isn't it?

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Taken on May 8, 2012