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Vittorio Ricci | Hot Frogs


 
 

 

Name: Vittorio Ricci
Picture title: Hot Frogs
Category: Animals
Nationality:
Italian
Occupation: Traffic warden

Vittorio says:
‘Every year, in mid spring, a massive migration of European common brown frogs occurs in the remote and hidden pools of the Aveto Natural Regional Park, Liguria, Italy. As the locations are in the mountains at around 1600m, deep snow can still be found at this time. While trying to keep the right distance from the frogs with my 15mm lens, I also had to keep myself warm enough whilst lying in the deep and melting snow. Being so close, there was also the possibility of them leaping straight into the lens!’

Technical information:
Nikon D300
Nikon 15mm lens
ISO 400
f/16
1/640 sec
Accessories: None
Post processing: Nikon Capture NX-2

Website: www.vittorioricci.com
Flickr: vricci63