This was a very significant photo for me to have taken. It was significant for two reasons. Firstly, I rarely attempt wildlife photography. Secondly, I’ve been using a borrowed Samsung bridge camera for some weeks now and this was the very first close-up image I’ve managed to take without completely messing it up!
I spotted this wee beauty nestling outside our house after we returned from a night away. I dashed in to grab the camera and by the time I returned it had moved, although luckily not too far.
I snapped away in aperture priority mode. Unfortunately every image came out blurred until I accidentally hit a button on the side of the lens that I’d thus far ignored. Voila, this was the result.
I’m very grateful to the frog as he/she was the perfect subject. It didn’t move at all while I was taking its picture. I think, however, that is probably a look of disapproval that I was getting.
The picture was taken with a very small aperture, probably too small if I’m being honest. Despite that, I think the frog dominates the image, which is exactly what I wanted to achieve.
I am linking this image up to the B&W photography project linky on the Podcastdove blog. If you’re into black and white photography I recommend taking a look as there are some great images to peruse.