Saturday, 8 October 2011

Tropical Green Frog

I am not familiar with the Latin name of this frog, its upper part is green in colour and the underside is white pinkish. It comes from the tropical rain forests around the Amazon area.
The picture below was taken in the UK and the frog is in an enclosure which replicates the environment from where the frog originates. The other reason it is in the enclosure is because its skin is supposed to be poisonous to humans if touched.

I enjoy photographing reptiles and amphibians, you will several of my photographs in the future blogs, but for now I will explain how I took this photo.

I put my camera on a tripod and set it to f8 at 1/60, with flash bounced of a white card. To avoid reflection and the glare from the flash I had the lens flush with the glass enclosure. The glass enclosure was very warm and humid from inside leaving dew drops within it.

I waited for quite some time to take the photograph as the frog was very timid and hid in the foliage. To my surprise, the frog jumped onto the glass literally in front of the lens and I quickly took my shot before it leapt back into the foliage.

Friday, 7 October 2011