Mushroom singing in the rain

BOTANICAL Subject – Runner-up

Life and photography goes on, even in the rain. If you look closely at the raindrop, you can see a reversed image of the leaf litter background and mushroom stalk. Isn’t the physics of light an elegant and beautiful thing?

Morton National Park, New South Wales

Nikon D3, AFS-VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm IF-ED f/2.8G lens, 0.6 second, f29, ISO 200; two Nikon SB 900 flashes (manual setting); Gitzo tripod with Markins ballhead

by Ford Kristo, New South Wales