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Winner_109857_Adriana_Sanz_ I can pass

Name: Adriana Claudia Sanz
Picture title: I Can Pass? 
Category: Animal portraits
Nationality: 
Argentina 
Occupation: Environmental management and audits. Half-time photographer

Technical information
Camera: Nikon D500
Lens: AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
EXIF: ISO 640, f14, 1/200sec at (-1.0 EV)
Accessories: A foot mounted flash YONGNUO 565EX with diffuser

WINNER CATEGORY ANIMAL PORTRAITS
Adriana Claudia Sanz | I Can Pass? 

Name: Adriana Claudia Sanz
Picture title: I Can Pass? 
Category: Animal portraits
Nationality:
 Argentina
Occupation: Environmental management and audits. Half-time photographer 

Technical information
Camera: Nikon D500
Lens: AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
EXIF: ISO 640, f14, 1/200sec at (-1.0 EV)
Accessories: A foot mounted flash YONGNUO 565EX with diffuser

Adriana says:

Frogs are commonly associated with tales of witches and curses, and this makes us look down on them. Children are told: “if you touch a frog, your hands will be covered in warts …”. This creates a sad myth generation after generation that promotes its contempt, abuse and annihilation that this especies. Today around the world, the number of frogs is decreasing alarmingly and that must change. These beautiful beings, so important in our ecosystems, must be dignified. Through photography I seek to dignify them, that they look almost human, that their image impacts, that people fall in love with them. In my photo, my frog just shyly appears on the scene, even in fear of being destroyed, hoping that we will finally start loving it. We must love all living beings, they are all masterpieces of nature that must be respected and loved as much as we love ourselves.

This photo was taken in october, in Misiones (NE of Argentina), one night in spring when they planned to mate. The Missionary Monkey Frog (Phyllomedusa tetraploidea) is a tree frog that moves very slowly. This female carried the male on her back, that made her even slower. It only took a flash to illuminate her slightly as she moved very slowly through the vegetation. This allowed me to generate a climate of intimacy, mystery and fragility where I show her scared and afraid of being seen.

About Adriana:

About Adriana:

Argentina

Adriana Claudia Sanz was born in Buenos Aires in 1970 and from a young age lives in Chubut, Patagonia, Argentina, where she developed a strong contact with nature.

In 1994, she graduated from Biochemistry and later obtained a master’s degree in environment, which allows her to dedicate herself to the care of ecosystems, an activity that she has been developing for more than two decades. As part of her work, she must record the components of the ecosystem, their characteristics, alterations, evolution and it is there that she discovers her other passion, the photography of nature. Today she is fully dedicated to both passions.

Her periodic trips are intense photographic sessions, where she photographs to discover, immortalize, sensitize, because she believes in the power of the image as a conservation tool, based on her assumption that we love what we know and that we care for what we love. In her photos, she tries to dignify the photographed subject in search of those unique moments of connection that allow her to transmit his feelings to the viewer, trying to establish communication between them. On the other hand, she incorporates in each image her artistic vision in which she seeks to reflect her reality and not reality itself.

Her passion for this activity has led her to actively work promoting and participating in organizations related to nature photography, congresses, competitions, exhibitions, book and magazine dissemination activities and promoting the creation of the first Argentine Association of Nature Photographers. “AFONA” in which she actively works together with friends and colleagues with whom she shares the same dream.

Website: www.adriana-sanz.com

 

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