The lily pads of this natural pond located in the southeast of France, were covered with water drops. Small arthropods measuring less than one millimetre, called: collembola, walked over. These specimens photographed belong to the family of Sminthuridae (Sminthurides aquaticus), the female on the right is much larger than the male on the left. This species is amphibious, it feeds and breeds in wetlands as natural ponds, lakes and stagnant bog. The light output of the Collembola has been achieved by placing an electronic flash against day.
Equipment used : CANON 5D MARK III, with CANON MPE- 65mm lens, bean bag for stabilization, flashs, Camera settings (shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc.) Shutter speed : 1/125 sec - Aperture : F:4 – Iso : 400
LEBEAUX, France, Chevinay