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Cuban Treefrog

Cuban Treefrog
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5 Comments |
Etna PRO+
 
Etna July 27, 2014
NIce shot
DuttonPhotography
DuttonPhotography July 28, 2014
thank you, these guys are great subjects :)
jeffswanson
 
jeffswanson September 01, 2014
Love it.
DuttonPhotography
DuttonPhotography September 01, 2014
thank you :D
bearinmybackyard
 
bearinmybackyard September 08, 2014
love the feet on this frog. voted good luck
DuttonPhotography
DuttonPhotography September 08, 2014
Thank You Again!
roccochiara
 
roccochiara September 10, 2014
Muppet Show!!!
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DuttonPhotography September 16, 2014
he's grumpier than Kermit! :)
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dannelson220 February 04, 2016
Great shot! Little work on your focus will make a huge improvement on already great work
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Behind The Lens

Location

On my back patio in Land O'Lakes, Florida.

Time

afternoon

Lighting

Beautiful natural light that day and luckily the treefrog was in the shade so I didn't have to combat glare.

Equipment

Nikon D5200 18-55mm, handheld no flash or other equipment.

Inspiration

Cuban treefrogs are an invasive species in Florida, but they are large, beautiful species full of personality and patience. This particular frog just had a great expression and I couldn't resist him when he perched on my flowerpot.

Editing

I lightened up the image a bit by adding a minimal spotlight and cropped. Also toned down the color contrasts somewhat by adding a lightly tinted fill layer since the pot color drew the eye away from the frog.

In my camera bag

Basic only since most photographs come while I'm hiking. After many miles, the extra equipment is just a burden! I have a sturdy, weatherproof camera backpack and only take what I'll use.

Feedback

I love photographing the often overlooked tiny things in the world and can usually be found squatting or laying in the grass and dirt, as I feel being at eye level with them is important. Out of all the treefrogs in Florida, I find Cubans to be the most easy going and expressive. Just move slowly and they will usually stay relaxed.

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