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 â€“ and enriching their lives in the processÂ (tech. features here).
A short list of sightings between Botswana and Zimbabwe:
Grey foam-nest tree frog or southern foam-nest tree frogÂ (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:
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Amphibia Order: Anura Family: Ptychadenidae Genus: Ptychadena
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Lens:Â Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USMÂ 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 USMÂ Focal Length: 100mm Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec Aperture: f/20 ISO/Film:Â 125 Taken: April 25th 2013