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Please... no tap water.
Please... no tap water.

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Challenge: Delicate (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D1H
Lens: Nikon MF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8
Location: My dorm room, Ithaca, New York
Date: Oct 24, 2005
Aperture: f4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2005

This is Mickey... he's a Firebellied Toad... and a wild one! I have caught him escaping more than once in my dorm room.

He enjoys a sheltered life from the many toxins he can take in through his skin, which also come from chlorine and other chemicals you find in tap water. He, and his cage mates, Minnie, Frick, Frack and a green tree frog named Moishe all receive bottled water.

I did this setup in my dorm room, and I only got in about 8 pictures in all - I realized that the water was too cold, and Mickey wasn't doing well in it, so I decided not to torture him anymore. This is not what I invisioned, but it works. I also can not hold Mickey for an extended time because the oils in my hands can effect him, and also he is toxic, I have to be careful if I have any open cuts or sores, and also have to make sure I wash my hands right after holding him.

The blue in the background is the recycle bin in my room... lighting was a simple desk light. I used a micro 105mm Nikkor old manual lens and had it on self timer...

Post processing. Sharpening tool, auto color (I was happy with the brightness), crop and resize, sharpening tool.

Hope you like it!!

Place: 58 out of 279
Avg (all users): 5.6751
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
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Votes: 237
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2005 02:54:17 PM
Love the rich colors! Good focus. "Delicate" and frogs just don't go together for me. <5>
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10/31/2005 11:52:43 AM
Cute and very sharp image.
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10/27/2005 09:32:57 PM
Cute. I love the title :)
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10/27/2005 02:37:58 PM
Great colors!
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10/26/2005 10:17:45 PM
Wow! Great picture, very vivid colors all around. I love frogs (as long as I don't have to hold them) so I had to comment on this one. Good use of space, nice details, crisp focus. Nicely done.
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10/26/2005 06:11:07 PM
LOL i dont blame him, tap water can be nasty!
10/26/2005 03:46:14 AM

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