Native Drone Fly


I had just bought my macro lens and was itching for a chance to use it properly. The flash was tied to the left side of the camera using a 2m off-camera cord. I spent an hour or so taking photos in Grandma’s garden. This was my first encounter with these critters, and they are now my favourite insect; I love their spotty eyes.

Koondrook, Victoria

Nikon D7000, AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D lens, 1/320, f22, ISO 200; Nikon SB-700 flash + off camera cord; UV filter; handheld

by Alex Ford, Victoria, age 17