Jabba the hutt

I’ve been putting my studio equipment to good use lately 🙂


  1. cyberscorpion · July 13, 2005 Reply

    Wow Man.. What equipments did u use ??

  2. admin · July 13, 2005 Reply

    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.

  3. sunson · July 13, 2005 Reply

    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.

  4. prady · July 13, 2005 Reply

    Hehe cool shot !! How did you get the frog to stay there and pose ? 😀

  5. deepsan · July 13, 2005 Reply

    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!

  6. kingsly · July 13, 2005 Reply

    He promised to kiss and turn it into a beautiful princess 😉

  7. admin · July 13, 2005 Reply

    Will crop it and post it later in the day.

  8. ashwinb · July 13, 2005 Reply


    So was a frog?

  9. kingsly · July 13, 2005 Reply

    never said that he kept his promise.

  10. klooloola · July 13, 2005 Reply


    is it toad ? i hear some of them are very poisonous?

  11. Anonymous · July 13, 2005 Reply


    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

  12. tariquesani · July 13, 2005 Reply

    Nice DoF — try the same with the softbox straight on

  13. rohan_kini · July 13, 2005 Reply

    awesome ..

    I love the eyes and the texture !!! nice DOF

  14. kingsly · July 13, 2005 Reply

    I think deserves it more!

  15. drkishoremurthy · July 13, 2005 Reply

    boy! grim faced grouchy.. I loved the colors in this 🙂

  16. praveenk · July 13, 2005 Reply

    Looks like hes posing for you rather resentfully, like a kid forced to pose for pic..:D

  17. ashwinb · July 13, 2005 Reply

    You know, your life expectancy just went down by a couple of years.

  18. ashwinb · July 13, 2005 Reply

    Hang on, you started it! I was *confused*.

  19. admin · July 13, 2005 Reply

    Re: Poisonus?

    None of the frogs/toads in India are poisonous. It’s only the south american ones that are deadly

  20. admin · July 13, 2005 Reply

    Re: OMG

    this guy was just a lazy dude. Didnt want to get up at all.

  21. admin · July 13, 2005 Reply

    Now that will be really boring dude.. If that were the case, I could have used the on board flash itself 🙂

  22. admin · July 13, 2005 Reply

    I was suprised by the colors myself. Feels like velvia film 🙂

  23. admin · July 13, 2005 Reply

    believe it or not.. he kept on turning towards the light.. and I was trying to make him look towards me. 🙂

  24. kingsly · July 13, 2005 Reply

    I was talking about the frog… you were the one that dragged into it.

  25. _lv_ · July 13, 2005 Reply

    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..

  26. ashwinb · July 13, 2005 Reply

    Oh please! If I hadn’t taken the bait, you would have ended up replying with the same. ;-p

  27. deponti · July 13, 2005 Reply

    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…..

  28. Anonymous · July 13, 2005 Reply

    too gud a shot.. u hav some real talents man..
    gr8 going.. keep it up..


  29. eppendorfs · July 14, 2005 Reply

    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.

  30. tariquesani · July 14, 2005 Reply

    Dude there is lot of difference between an onboard flash and a soft box 🙂

  31. admin · July 14, 2005 Reply

    Nopes, I still disagree. Can you show me an example where this can work ?

  32. admin · July 14, 2005 Reply

    I did touch the toad. Was eeeky to start off, but was quite ok

  33. tariquesani · July 14, 2005 Reply

    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 🙂 🙂

  34. admin · July 14, 2005 Reply

    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 🙂

  35. tariquesani · July 14, 2005 Reply

    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

  36. fiery_fiona · July 14, 2005 Reply

    Re: OMG

    I dint know u need lazy creatures for the most amazing pics!!

    i m truly in awe of this shot of urs!


  37. jbritto · July 14, 2005 Reply

    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.

  38. ashwinb · July 14, 2005 Reply

    I had the same for the longest time. 🙂

  39. brainz · July 14, 2005 Reply

    The idea of blown up picture of this sitting right behind the chair above the head in the office excites me. ;/

  40. idea49 · July 17, 2005 Reply

    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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