If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Critters are notorious for vexing you. They can’t be found, they’re walking away, they’re too far away, they’re in the wrong light, you’re not ready, the list of problems goes on and on. What to do? Keep trying!
My friend has a little ornamental pond in their yard and they have a bunch of happy green frogs. I visited one evening and spied quite a few of them. Despite a good number of fairly tolerant subjects, it was still a challenge to get a good shot.
Some individuals were more shy than others. Moving off when I got too close.
Some had a terrible background.
Others were not interested in posing properly either. Just sitting, sitting and sitting there, sigh….
I just kept bidding my time. Patience is not my strong point, but finally this little guy turned around, but only for a moment. I got a couple shots before he jumped off.
And this guy had a nice little water bubble around his feet. He was my favorite of the evening.
So keep trying. Of the 55 images I took, which is not much for me – it was getting pretty dark, I got a couple of keepers. Sometimes I come up empty handed as well. It’s the challenge of finding the right moment that makes it all worth it in the end.