Season's Greetings to all! In keeping with the festive season, here is an image of one of nature's own Christmas tree ornaments.
The various optic qualities of water (a dewdrop in this case) are very intriguing. As a drop on a flat surface, or as experienced while diving/swimming, it tends to magnify. Notice how in the form seen here it acts as a miniature fisheye lens.
The plant here is the exotic but now very common and globally widespread Mexican Poppy (Argemone mexicana). Will post more pictures of the plant itself shortly.
Canon 500D, Canon 100 mm Macro USM
Minor crop for composition
Thanks, C&C welcome.