Fantastic voyage

Raquel Welch and Stephen Boyd acted in the 1966 movie with this name. The story involved miniaturizing a submarine and its crew and injecting it into the bloodstream of a person in need of a clot buster. It was novelized by Isaac Asimov. The movie had enough cultural resonance to make it into Rick and Morty fifty years later. Why not use my new found toy, focus stacking, to make a fantastic voyage into a spider web in the rain.

These messy looking webs in the grass are woven by spiders in the family Agelenidae. The web is a barrier which channels insects into a funnel at the end of which the spider waits. These funnel-weaving spiders are harmless to us, and often I don’t even see the spider because it has disappeared into the grass when I lumbered into the web. I’ve only noticed them in the monsoon. But that is probably because the rain caught in the web makes them easily visible.

By I. J. Khanewala

I travel on work. When that gets too tiring then I relax by travelling for holidays. The holidays are pretty hectic, so I need to unwind by getting back home. But that means work.


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