Wow Man.. What equipments did u use ??
The usual D70 with the 105mm macro lens.
I used a softbox on one side and a regular flash with a white towel on it on the other side.
Yeah, I can see the soft-box on the Frog’s right eye It would be nice if you could crop this to something like a wallpaper-like resolution (1600×1200 or so). Right now its more like a 70mm screen.
Hehe cool shot !! How did you get the frog to stay there and pose ?
The lighting has come out very well, can see what you are talking about in the reflection in the eyes.
Jabba the Hutt with legs!
He promised to kiss and turn it into a beautiful princess
Will crop it and post it later in the day.
So was a frog?
never said that he kept his promise.
is it toad ? i hear some of them are very poisonous?
its almost ready to pounce!!
can actually feel myself waiting for the action!
Too real and too amazing a pic!!
Hats off………………….. to the beasty beauty! :pppp
Nice DoF — try the same with the softbox straight on
I love the eyes and the texture !!! nice DOF
I think deserves it more!
boy! grim faced grouchy.. I loved the colors in this
Looks like hes posing for you rather resentfully, like a kid forced to pose for pic..:D
You know, your life expectancy just went down by a couple of years.
Hang on, you started it! I was *confused*.
None of the frogs/toads in India are poisonous. It’s only the south american ones that are deadly
this guy was just a lazy dude. Didnt want to get up at all.
Now that will be really boring dude.. If that were the case, I could have used the on board flash itself
I was suprised by the colors myself. Feels like velvia film
believe it or not.. he kept on turning towards the light.. and I was trying to make him look towards me.
I was talking about the frog… you were the one that dragged into it.
He scared me.. hahaha He has nice combinations of colors.. an idea for a new dress.. haha.. kalyan again wonderful pic.. aaa did you touch it..? yaaack..
Oh please! If I hadn’t taken the bait, you would have ended up replying with the same. ;-p
He really toad the line…
Lovely picture. I posted the link to who is a great Star Wars fan…glad to see that you are still keeping up with your photography. .Subjects us as this may not be “wild”…but they are “life” forms in all their vivid variety!
BTW…how do YOU think the myth about toads having “jewels in their heads” originated? I have read of this myth in many cultures…..
too gud a shot.. u hav some real talents man..
gr8 going.. keep it up..
Amazing, i could actually see the skin in great detail!
You should have included some info about it. It would have been a great read.
Dude there is lot of difference between an onboard flash and a soft box
Nopes, I still disagree. Can you show me an example where this can work ?
I did touch the toad. Was eeeky to start off, but was quite ok
Yes – take a look at my Velvet mite picture http://tariquesani.net/image/1274
This is a trick I borrowed from glamour photography where photographers use a single huge octa that gives a uniform diffused light with enough dispersion to lighten the shadows. The softbox light will not give the harsh shadows which you will otherwise find with straight flash.
All I am saying is just try it next time dude – not stealing your thunder
I still think the shadows are flat here. It might go well on a person, but not for other subject.. even your mite shot, it would have been more interesting with side lighting.
hehe this is not about stealing my thunder.. just good ol tech fights
The other mite shots are with sidelight and reflector – see which ones are better. In fact the only better thing I can recommend is a ring flash with a softbox reflector – I don’t know where you get that but it is pretty funky setup – looks like those laserguns from old SciFi serials
I dint know u need lazy creatures for the most amazing pics!!
i m truly in awe of this shot of urs!
He’s beautiful. I have this on my desktop now. In fact, I just realized that my other computer’s desktop also has a photo by you! Hope you dont mind.
I had the same for the longest time.
The idea of blown up picture of this sitting right behind the chair above the head in the office excites me. ;/
Its an excellent job at that then!! really..lovely fellow..what’s he called? i mean the species or sub species?
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