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During a recent lovely day, I’d been trying to photograph dragonflies on the moorland between Fairlie and Dalry in Ayrshire, Scotland with no success at all. Just as I was packing up to go this tiny froglet – no more than 2 or 3 cm long – leapt over my boots. The great thing about frogs at this age is that they are a beautiful golden colour. The down-side is that they are so tiny that you have to get very close. Luckily I still had a macro lens on my Nikon D300s. To get enough depth of field I used a technique called "focus stacking", taking 9 pictures in total, moving the camera forward about a millimetre at a time, then combining these into a single image on a computer. If you look closely you can see me reflected on the frog’s retina as I gradually crawl prostrate towards this beautiful wee amphibian as he keeks cutely from behind some grass.

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Loving to live in the West of Scotland, I’m a wee bit obsessed by the magnificent scenery and nature all around me. I’m particularly keen on the varying moods of the sky and sea, and in macro photography.

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