Scavenger Hunt #28 – Cozy

Cozy was tough for me, because my mood during this Hunt was far from cozy. So I’ll admit that this is a case of “finding something that can remotely fit the theme and ship it”. The first “post-soft-lockdown” outing we did was to go see a pond with frogs, so we saw the pond with frogs and I decided that this particular frog DID look fairly cozy.

Then… I’m not a telephoto shooter, essentially – I have one, but it’s a cheap one (advantage: it’s lighter than my main lens; drawback: it kind of lacks light and it’s very fiddly), and I didn’t have it with me on that day. I find telephoto lenses to be generally heavy (well. Physics accounts for that, mostly), to have way too long of a minimum focusing distance for my use case, and to be tough to use with any kind of sharpness without a tripod (especially when the damn thing is not opening :P) – hence, mine is definitely not my “walk-around” lens. Maybe I should give it more shots, though (pun intended) – because for this kind of thing, it would definitely have been beneficial.

This is the original picture, with only minor RAW development operations:

CameraPentax K-1 II
LensHD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR
Focal length70mm
F-NumberF/10.0
Exposure time1/100 s
ISO400

Again, very straighforward edit. Hi, it’s a frog. It looks cozy.

For more interpretations of the theme, see the Cozy Scavenger album! (Spoiler: it has A LOT of cats.)

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