Eastern Billabongfly and dewdrop

ANIMAL PORTRAIT

I found this Eastern Billabongfly laden with a huge dewdrop clinging to a grass seed head early one morning. He would periodically try to dislodge the drop. I immediately saw the potential for a unique image, so I spent over 30 minutes moving my tripod into position and then waiting for the barest of breezes to abate to capture this image.

Royal National Park, New South Wales

Canon 1D MkIIn, FD 200mm f4 macro, FD-EOS converter, 1/40, f11, ISO 400

by Chris Ross, New South Wales