Honeybees grooming

JUNIOR – Runner-up

I was with my brother removing a beehive from a house. I had the camera in one hand and the flash in the other. Autofocus at macro magnification is generally useless, so I focused by moving the camera position. By some miracle, I nailed the focus on this shot. I was pretty happy after that!

Shepparton Christian College, Shepparton, Victoria 

Nikon D7000, AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D lens, 1/320, f32, ISO 400; Nikon SB-700 triggered via popup flash infrared signal; UV filter; handheld

by Alex Ford, Victoria, age 17