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Leaf my tree, frog!
Leaf my tree, frog!
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Backlighting V (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: home
Date: Sep 6, 2012
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1 second
Galleries: Animals, Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2012

Simple setup at home: print of a treefrog silhouette on lightbox, leaf on top, camera on tripod straight above. No excursions at the Amazonas for me :(

[Sep. 12th, 2012 11:39:14 AM]

The leaf is the backlit subject, dammit!
Of course I knew this would happen, this is dpc after all :)

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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 94
Avg (all users): 6.5455
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.1163
Avg (non-participants): 6.7528
Views since voting: 2325
Views during voting: 269
Votes: 132
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/20/2012 02:39:32 AM
Originally posted by inshaala:

I've just reaised something about these types of shots - the focus of the shadow should be crisper on the feet and less so on the parts of the body further away from the leaf. So actually to improve on an already awesome shot try bending the cut-out so the outline matches the vertical profile of the frog, not just the horizontal ;)


Correct, besides that the feet of this species are translucent, not solid.
09/19/2012 08:20:32 PM
One of my 10's - and I just had a couple. I knew the leaf was the backlit subject. Ironic, actually - I got dinged partly because my subject had too much light on the front. Love it, though. Congratulations on the HM, anyway.
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09/19/2012 02:18:17 PM
I've just reaised something about these types of shots - the focus of the shadow should be crisper on the feet and less so on the parts of the body further away from the leaf. So actually to improve on an already awesome shot try bending the cut-out so the outline matches the vertical profile of the frog, not just the horizontal ;)
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09/19/2012 01:53:09 PM
nice my mom like's frogs:)Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1033400.jpg .Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1033400.jpg
09/19/2012 03:35:43 AM
Congrats on the HM!
Great set up, would've never known.

I was wondering if you'd get some dnmc votes even though the major element in the shot was the backlit leaf. Still a strong finish though.
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09/19/2012 02:05:25 AM
Congratulations. What a great pic. Was that taken in the "wild" or do you keep a Terrarium?
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09/19/2012 01:05:37 AM
sigh. Definitely meets the challenge :)
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09/19/2012 12:30:19 AM
Wow. Lovely shot, the sort of delicate lighting I expect of you in the studio Oliver, but this looks like you were out in the world and you got it there too.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2012 09:53:58 PM
Cute!
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09/18/2012 07:56:50 AM
Ok... The the leaf texture, and the frog look just amazing! Great lighting! Looks like a winner to me
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09/16/2012 04:21:43 PM
Amazing
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09/15/2012 07:00:49 AM
It's a pity it's a silhouette now, not in line with the challenge. Otherwise nice picture.
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09/13/2012 04:46:44 PM
Great idea! The color of the leaf implying the color of the frog. I also like the detail of the leaf. Super
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09/12/2012 11:26:15 AM
This is a great photo. Love the feet :) But this may not qualify for the challenge since the subject is silhouetted.
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09/12/2012 04:31:23 AM
Haha, awesome shot :)
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09/12/2012 12:05:41 AM
Love this.

Top 5.
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