October 19, 2015
Little Green Creatures
- as seen by -Harry D. Selsor
Ever sit on your back porch after a rain on a cool evening and just listen to the sounds? You would be surprised at what you find making them.
Florida provides a rich playground for various green tree frogs, lizards, green anoles, beautiful butterflies, and strange-looking insects. We have a resident gecko that makes a quiet chirping sound and a frog that lives on the swim spa that will wake the dead. It was these little green creatures that got me chasing them with a macro lens and started me wanting to know how to better capture them with a camera.
Lizards and frogs are a lot harder to photograph then the birds that are my usual subjects. I decided to learn from some professionals and recently took a macro photography workshop at the 2015 Florida Birding and Photo Fest this past year. This beautiful red-eyed tree frog from the Yucatan tropics was one of the “models” for the workshop.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This photo was selected from many great shots submitted for our “Green” assignment.
Canon EOS 7D MK II, EF100 f/2.8 Macro USM