03 Stinger in the Sun
Carlos Perez Naval, Spain Winner, Ten Years and Under
I found this yellow scorpion basking on a flat stone near my home, and I decided to experiment with combining two exposures so I could include the sun. I used my zoom lens for the background, and when I changed lenses to photograph the scorpion it noticed the movement and raised its tail. I waited for it to settle before taking the shot, with the last rays of the sun lighting its body.
www.carlospereznaval.wordpress.com Nikon D300, Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2.8G VR and Nikon AF-S 28–300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR FX (background), 1/320 sec, f/10, ISO320