Tadpoles and Bubbles
Finalist, Wildlife in the Garden
Nikon D3s, Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2.8G VR Macro, 1/125 sec, f/8, ISO800
This year a large number of common frog tadpoles clustered in the shallow area of our garden pond for several days after hatching. They were always wriggling, and often surrounded by air bubbles. I was intrigued by the patterns, colours and texture of the tadpoles, and the contrast between the tadpoles and the bubbles. I tried to photograph the tadpoles when the wind was light, to avoid ripples on the surface of the water.