Saturday, March 9, 2013

2013, Day 68 - Amphibious memories

One of the things I liked about the temples around Siem Reap was all the life.  Especially the frogs.  There were hundreds of little frogs hiding in tall grass or in the leaf litter.  They were hard to notice but as you took a step it was like shuffling your feet through leaves, a cascade of frogs would leap from the ground avoiding your step.

When you are in an environment as awe inspiring as the temples of Angkor it is easy to miss the details.  The larger picture is so enchanting that you get distracted and, as a photographer, I often found I had a wide angle lens mounted.  But I kept my macro handy and below is one of the little devils.

Frogs remind me of my childhood.  I get up near a creek and in the summers my friends and I would go catch frogs, crayfish, and snakes.  We spent hours along the muddy bank and often came home only to hose off in the driveway or backyard.  It was always an adventure and the mud made it that much more fun for us.

Canon 1D X, Canon 100/f2.8L IS
100mm, f4, 1/125 sec @ 800 ISO

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