Golden-eared Rough-sided Frog (Hylarana baramica)
Wide-angle photography requires a lot more patience and finesse to pull-off and these added challenges are the reason why I find it so addictive. I have spent nights after nights without producing a single usable photo. After spotting the animal, you first have to make a quick scan of the environment and adjust your equipments and settings accordingly. Secondly, after all that adjustments, you have to approach the animal s-l-o-w-l-y because any sudden movements will trigger its flight response. Once you have taken your spot, pray that no mosquitoes, leeches (or anything with fangs) will come your way because scratching that itchy bum of yours in not an option, especially when your front of lens is barely centimetres away from your subject. Take your preliminary shots, re-adjust your settings, take your shots again and pray that they will all come out okay. If you're lucky, the animal might just reposition itself (like this frog) and offer you a few more clicks of that shutter. Madness.. I love it!