Warty Frogfish

Subject: Named after the dermal spinules that cover its skin, the Warty Frogfish (Antennarius maculatus) comes in a variety of pastel-like colours; bleached pink, mellow yellow, creamy peach and also in white and black. It is easily told apart from its cousin, the Painted Frogfish (Antennarius pictus), due to the yellow-/orange-/red–ish margins on all its fins, the brighter coloured saddle and triangular-like figures on its body, the absence of scab-like blotches and the many small eye-spots (ocelli), a typical feature of the Painted Frogfish.

Technique: In order to get the full picture it is always nice to film the same subject from a few different angles and distances. Zoomed in shots of mouth and eyes combined with an overall image will usually do the trick.

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