Frog on okra leaf

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    I think it's a Rhacophorus schlegelii.

    Messing around with macro and extender. Shot with my Hasselblad 503CW, Phase One P45+ digital back, Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar 4/120 with a Extension 56E. ISO 400, f/16, 1/15 sec on a tripod with a remote release. About 4X crop.

    I had to prerelease the mirror and do a two step release because the vibration from the mirror slap was blurring the image.

    Still... I'm not getting enough depth of field... More DoF means higher aperture which would mean either slower speed (motion blur), faster ISO (more grain) or more light. The problem is that during the day when there is more light, there is too much wind and I would have to shoot at a faster shutter speed. Balancing wind, light, aperture, ISO and shutter speed is a lot trickier than I thought... and I used to think shooting bugs and frogs would be easy with the right gear. I suppose I could try using additional light, but I was hoping I wouldn't have to go there.

    Apologies for the recent spate of somewhat boringly composed close-ups. I'm still trying to understand how to use my gear properly and I can't seem to get serious about it unless I'm going to upload the images to Flickr. ;-P

    michalisimo, soniki, cardhouse, and 30 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Faberitius 79 months ago | reply

      Boring? This one is lovely :-)

    2. soniki 79 months ago | reply

      beautiful pic Joi-san! the little frog just in the center point on the leaf. Cute indeed.

    3. shinnygogo 79 months ago | reply

      kero kero! great macro ! love the colors !

    4. abitblue [deleted] 79 months ago | reply

      your shots are so lovely :)

    5. PICOLINK [deleted] 79 months ago | reply

      beautiful shot!

    6. MariClick 78 months ago | reply

      Magnífico macro.

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      Nos gustaría tener esta foto en nuestro mural del grupo.

    7. motejowi 13 months ago | reply

      I can't believe it's Phase One, why so much noise?
      I can do such picture with my poor Pentax K-5 and limited series lens for 1/100 price of Phase One ;). I'm sorry, but You (on this picture) waisted great potential of this outstanding camera.
      Best regards Maciej

    8. Hardy.backyardGEO 8 months ago | reply

      cool shot nonetheless.....

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