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Published in Canadian Geographic ” Best Wildlife Photography 2016″.

Every year the Canadian Geographic society publish a special edition magazine of photos from their different contests that they run during the year. In this year issue I have 2 photos published in it on page 63 and 69, it’s probably no surprise that they are 2 photos of Frogs 😉

Taken with my Fuji X-E1 and 14mm from a canoe.

This one was taken in a small pond with my Canon 7D and 400mm lens + extension tubes.

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Weekly photo of 16 August 2015

It’s been some weeks now that I’ve posted a photo, I didn’t had time and didn’t take much photos. Yesterday I went Frog hunting with my camera and came back with Bullfrog shots.

I found this one particularly interesting with the blood sucking Mosquito on the Frog’s nose !

I used extension tubes on my Canon 400mm/5.6 L to get closer, my camera was mounted on my tripod which was immersed almost completely in the water to get that eyes view.


Frogs are back …… finally !

It’s been a long winter and I was happy to see my first frogs this week ! I was able to photograph my first Green Frogs in one of my favorite pond. I hope that this summer will be great and that I will get some great shots !

Close view of a Green Frog. I positioned my camera as close as possible to the water level, in fact I went a little too close and the base of my 7D and the tip of my lens touched the water ….. Oups ! Taken handheld with my 7D and Sigma 180mm/5.6 APO Macro, ISO 800 at f/8, I used the LV to focus since it was impossible for me to see in the Viewfinder.

 


My gear for the 2015 Frog season.

I just switched back to Pentax just in time for the 2015 frog season, i carefully selected my lenses to be useful for photographing frogs. I bought lenses that have a good minimum focusing distance or repro ratio so that i can use them to take the portrait of my little friends.

Here is my Pentax lenses which will be useful on my tripod but also handheld with the help of the SR:

– DA 16-85mm WR for bigger frogs that will let me close enough to use that lens to show them in their habitat kind of shot.

– DA 55-300mm WR that i will use mostly from 100mm to 300mm.

– Tamron 90mm Macro will be my main working lens especially for the Gray Tree frog and Spring peeper frog but also to take close-up shots of the bigger ones.

– Takumar (6×7) 135mm/4 Macro, this lens have a 1:3 ratio on a 6×7 camera and will give me more rech than my Tamron 90mm Macro.

I still have my Canon 7D and will be able to use my 400mm/5.6L with and without extension tubes when frogs will be out of reach of my Pentax DA 55-300mm WR. Also i have a Sigma 180mm/5.6 APO Macro that have a 1:2 repro ratio that i will use on my 7D for more reach but still can do Macro shots.

I’m excited at the coming season that should start in a few days, i will be trying to vary my POV and came-up with different perspective and atmosphere. I will also explore new ponds this summer so that will help vary the environment in my photos.

Here are teaser photos from last year to give you an idea of the coming season 🙂

Young Spring peeper frog.

Green Frog.

Young Gray Tree frog with part of it’s tail still present.

 


Weekly photo, 02 November 2014

This week i found a new pond area which is along a dirt road along the highway close to my work. I’ve already went on that dirt road often but never walked the small trail that start somewhere along that road. I think i will certainly go next spring to photograph frogs, looks like a great habitat for Gray Tree Frog and Spring Peepers !

You’re lucky, you can’t smell the odor of rotten eggs that was in the air that morning, ponds often smell that.

Fuji X-E1 with XF 18-55mm, polarizer and tripod.


Weekly photo, 05 October 2014

I found this adult Green Frog in a shallow pond covered with autumn leaves, always good to photograph Frogs in different seasons.

Taken with Fuji X-E1, XF 55-200mm with a 10mm Extension tube, tripod.


Weekly photo, 08 June 2014

Frog season is great, we had good periods of rain, the water level in the small ponds is still high and there is a lot of Mosquitoes as well. This week i tried a more artistic rendering of this Green Frog.

Taken with Fuji X-E1 and 18-55mm, handheld with OIS activated.