<< Previous Next >>

Red Eyed Tree Frog

Red Eyed Tree Frog
Photo Information
Copyright: Miles Herbert (captive-light) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 22 N: 266] (1582)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-16
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 7D, Canon 100 F 2.8 Macro, RAW
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-21 2:06
Viewed: 1402
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Red Eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) on a flower in our studio.

Lighting was 2 Elinchrom 400w BX Flash Heads with softboxes positioned on either side with the one on the left higher up to get the catch light in the eye.

Background is a spray painted foam core board

ISO 100 for quality
1/125th Second Shuter - seemed like a reasonable flash sync speed and the flashes fire at about 1/800th second anyway!
F11 - that's what we set the lights to to give a reasonable depth of field.

Eru has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekLens members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekLens members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To bri: Angie's frogscaptive-light 2 09-09 04:35
To bobsmith: Typocaptive-light 1 08-22 14:20
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Ciao Miles!

Fantastic macro.
Good exposure and capture.
Ideal contrast.
Perfect sharpness.
Good effect.


Hi Miles

Obviously you know what you are doing, so I can't really give any constructive comments that you don't know anyway. A couple of questions though. Are you sure it was the light on the left that created the catchlight? I assume second shutter is second curtain, can you tell me what the point of this is with a static subject?
Well worth my two points.

  • Great 
  • Eru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 204 W: 4 N: 87] (2831)
  • [2015-08-21 11:35]

Superbe photo.
On dirait du travail de professionnel, les détails sont impressionnants.

Bom dia Miles,
A great photo on which I have only words of praise.
Be very good weekend.

  • Great 
  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2015-09-07 7:15]
  • [+]

Hi Miles - Yes my milk frog was one of Angi's - same as this little fella here. I love this shot on the purple, I have some of him on different vegetation and poses - such a charismatic little dude :) I was on the workshop in July...a couple of months after you but I would recommend anyone with an interest to pursue workshops like this as it gives access to species we would not come across where we live and it is an excellent teaching method for lighting techniques :) Mice to meet you Best wishes Bri

Nice shot with good timing and well captured the details and nice BG.

Calibration Check