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Frogs! Frogs everywhere!

Look, i’ve got a true passion for Amphibia. Rivers, creeks and the Okavango Delta are plenty of these tiny creatures, which are there on behalf of the autentic biodiversity. You may find (mainly) two types of shots related to these subjects, “Ambiented Portraits” and “White Panel Portraits”.

Ambiented Portrait is basically capturing the subject in its own environment with the help of one ore more flashes and a macro lens – typically a 24mm ora a 100 mm. White Panel Portrait resemble the Meet Your Neighboursâ„¢ project, a worldwide photographic initiative created by Niall Benvie and Clay Bolt dedicated to reconnecting people with the wildlife on their own doorsteps – and enriching their lives in the process (tech. features here).

A short list of sightings between Botswana and Zimbabwe:

Grey foam-nest tree frog or southern foam-nest tree frog (Chiromantis xerampelina) – Moremi Game Reserve

African Common Toad or Guttural Toad (Amietophrynus gutturalis)

Natal puddle frog (Phrynobatrachus natalensis) – Victoria Falls

Here are shots of the:

Ptychadena mascareniensis 

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Amphibia Order: Anura Family: Ptychadenidae Genus: Ptychadena

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Focal Length: 100mm Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec Aperture: f/20 ISO/Film: 125 Taken: April 25th 2013

Marbled Reed Frog (Hyperolius Marmoratus)

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Amphibia Order: Anura Family: Hyperoliidae Genus: Hyperolius Species: H. marmoratus

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Focal Length: 100mm Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec Aperture: f/20 ISO/Film: 125 Taken: April 25th 2013

 

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