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Glass Frog

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Challenge: Delicate II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Zoo - Unbirds
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: Washington, DC
Date: Jan 16, 2010
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 6400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 17, 2010

From the Amazon rain forest exhibit at the zoo. TEENSY little thing (though a 3 week old Strawberry Poison Dart Frog was even smaller ... but I would have needed extension tubes and the ability to stick the camera *in* the terrarium to get decent detail on him!). Lots of info at the exhibit on how fungal outbreaks are killing tropical frogs in record numbers ... sad.

Didn't want to crop tight because I wanted to keep some sense of scale to show how small the frog is. Also ... this was shot at ISO 6400. The light pretty much spotlighted him from this angle, which worked nicely for me, though I would love to "fix" the pinholes in that leaf above the frog.

PP - cropped, white balance, increased saturation on cyan and yellows, decreased brightness, resized, sharpened with noise reduction.

Place: 18 out of 145
Avg (all users): 5.9393
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 5.9107
Avg (non-participants): 5.9494
Views since voting: 1022
Views during voting: 313
Votes: 214
Comments: 6
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2010 08:59:40 PM
He looks so tiny and yet so beautiful with the tones of his skin.
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01/22/2010 12:09:05 PM
very delicate- top 10
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01/21/2010 07:15:28 AM
This is so cool. I feel this def. needs a tighter crop but really cool pic. I realize the purpose is to set it in its enviroment but still to much space. 6
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01/20/2010 03:04:53 PM
I love the look of the frog, just gorgeous!!!
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01/20/2010 07:25:38 AM
I'm divided, this could be a contender, but the square format the composition and the border, all detract IMHO.
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01/20/2010 04:20:45 AM
Wow, i'm not sure how this fits into 'Delicate', but it certainly has a great feeling of depth and the coloours are stunning.
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