Theme : “Local Wildlife”
Photo By Chris Kiely
Sony A200, F5.6, 1/320 sec, 300mm focal length, ISO 400
Why Chris won:
It’s hard to capture frogs because they mainly come out at night and hide in small spaces. Chris has managed to capture the frog in pretty decent light, in a way whereby the frog is well exposed.
At 300mm small subjects can have a magnificent short depth of field that really suits the environment around it. This photo emphasizes that perfectly. We have full focus on the eyes and face and we see blurriness on the back of the body and environment. This gives us a great opportunity to really see into the world that Chris is creating for us.
We loved the smile on the frog. It made him much more interesting and easy to gaze upon. A truly wonderful photo.
Amy & Paul
P.S If you didn’t win, it’s not because we didn’t like your photo. Every photo on this page is a beauty. We love all of them. We want to extend a big “thank you” to everyone whose work is contributed each month. We are very proud of you.
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