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a different perspective


a different perspective
Photo Information
Copyright: Chris Harrison (chrish) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 9 N: 95] (372)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-05
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Konica Minolta Dynax 7D, Tamrom 90mm f2.8 DI
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-08 8:27
Viewed: 4199
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a photo of a Red-eyed Treefrog (Agalychnis callidryas). These frogs are probably one of the most commonly photographed amphibians for calendars, posters, etc because they are so photogenic and colorful.
I was shooting some pics of captive Red-eyeds last weekend and decided to get some non-standard shots as well.
This frog is sleeping on a pane of plexiglass. This species is extraordinarily colorful with bright green bodies, blue sides and legs and orange feet along with their bright red eyes (see http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/charrison/Amphibians/redeye.jpg for a more typical pose). During the day, they sleep by closing their eyes and folding their legs under themselves as seen here. When sleeping the only color visible is the light green back. It is a startling transformation when they "wake up".

I had to use the clone tool to remove some water spots from the plexiglass. The plexiglass was held by a friend wearing a black T-shirt to give a black background.

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Actually I have never seen this perspective :-). The image is sharp and clean and the composition is simple but fanciful.
TFS,
Marco

Hi Chris,
Great idea. This is a site of the frog you don't see that often. When I saw the tumbnail, I wasn't really sure what to expect, but this is a pleasant surprice. Good color, good black b/g.
Thanks,
Niek

  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-08 10:58]

Very cool perspective, Chris. I really enjoyed that.
Very sharp details. Those little orange feet sure are fascinating. TFS this creative post. : )

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-03-08 12:26]

Hi Chris, thit is interesting photo from "frogy" position.

Interesting view Chris and good DOF. Great idea! Bravo!

DIFFERENT perspective Chris! Love the jarring colors produced by the frog! Excellent depth of field. Excellent composition!

This is totally awesome. Good shot.

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