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The stick was clipped from a Crape Myrtle - its about 18" long. I clamped the stick in a medium-sized pair of vice grips which was plenty heavy enough to keep it anchored in place. The background is a piece of construction paper. I pre-focused the lens at that depth and then switched to manual focus so I wouldn't have to worry about the auto-focus leading to a missed shot. I marked the stick on the left and right just out of frame to show me where to place the 'lil guy. I had a wired remote shutter release in hand so once I put him on the stick, I just fired away. I used two flashes here, one diffused with an on-flash softbox and the other diffused with a small shoot-thru umbrella. The flash on camera-left was at the level of the frog and the flash on camera-right was above the frog about a foot and angled down at about 45 degrees.

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Comments (3)

David Brown Photogra… on September 19, 2012


Great background and detail Kevin

I think you may have done frogs now no?


This would be great printed for .... errr.... the bathroom?

Nice one mate - Jethro

Kenneth Kruse on September 19, 2012

Obviously looking for sleeping beauty! My wife walked by while I was looking at this and said, WOW look at that!

Kevin Childress on September 19, 2012

Thank you very much, Jethro! I definitely enjoyed the live-subject-close-up-photography thing much better than working with 'expired' subjects! My bathroom or yours? :)

... definitely looking for something, Ken Kruse, but I think it was an escape route he was looking for!

PS - I added a caption for the basic setup.

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  • Uploaded on September 18, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Kevin Childress
    • Taken on 2012/09/17 20:24:06
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 85.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/32.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash