I was always fascinated by the tiny water deformations Water Striders create with their legs, but I never pay enough attention to them. One morning I started playing around with them. I was placed under some trees which cast a dark reflection on the water from my point of view but the insect was actually hit by the sun and the water deformations at the ends of the animals legs shaped the surface in a way that tiny parts of the surface created a reflection of the sun instead of the dark foliage and so they caused these stunning sunstars. As all my images this one was also taken without the use of any artificial light, flash or special technique. For me it's important to work with the natural light, because in my opinion it's also part of the natural scenery I would like to capture in an authentic way. Just a simple handheld shot showing the natural beauty and magic, but it took me many attempts to get a shot where all six "headlights" of the "spaceship" lightened up simultaneously.
Speed shooting: 1/320
Focal range(mm): 420mm
1 MENCION DE HONOR / HONORABLE MENTION 1