f13, ISO 100, 1/200sec
Lighting was a single speedlite flash with small softbox diffusion.
Gah forget shiny insects there shots are hard!
I'm thinking the only way I can get these kinds of shot are going to have to involve focus stacking so that the surface and the waterdrops reflection are in focus - added to that either long exposures with natural light or cross posterization of the flash light to try and hide those horribly large and distracting highlights.
Overall I feel that on a technical level I've mostly failed with the lighting in this shot; and composition and content wise I'm divided on if I've done any good or not. So as well as any advice on the technical and lighting aspects I'd welcome composition and content based advice.
Close-up and macro