This was a tough scene to photograph. It was wet and very windy, with low light. Moreover, this was at a low angle just above the surface of water, so I could not take any solid support from below. I did not want to use flash as it tends to throw off the metallic colours very easily. I went to as narrow an aperture as possible while retaining reasonable handheld sharpness. Ideally, I would have loved to go to at least f11 for this scene, if not more.
Metallic flea beetles - Altica sp. | Laterite plateau habitat, Goa
Canon 760D, Canon 100mm Macro USM
Handheld with live view
Image selected from a burst series