Being able to capture emotion in a portrait is a good part of what makes an image good. This holds true for animals as well as people. While it’s impossible to truly know what an animal is thinking or feeling, the frog in the photograph below sure is doing an incredible job convincing viewers that he’s feeling a bit down in the dumps.
The portrait of the white lipped tree frog was taken using a Nikon D5000 and a 18-55mm kit lens, which goes to show you that you need not own the latest and greatest in camera equipment to take a high quality photograph. The photographer did, however, have to crop down the original image to make the frog fill up so much of the frame. While not always a viable substitute, this technique can be a very useful tool if you do not have a macro lens in your camera bag.
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