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Red Eyed Tree Frog



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traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin January 16, 2015
...stunning capture :-)
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ClaudiaKuhn January 17, 2015
Thanks so much
davidharris518
 
davidharris518 January 17, 2015
beautiful collection of images!
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ClaudiaKuhn January 17, 2015
Thanks so much for looking, David
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AnitaHogue March 16, 2015
Congratulations, Claudia! This is awesome!
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ClaudiaKuhn March 16, 2015
Thanks Anita! Great to "see" you here.
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kathykuhn100 March 16, 2015
Congratulations, Claudia -- beautiful colors!
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ClaudiaKuhn March 16, 2015
Thanks Kathy, this was one of the little frogs at the butterfly place where Maria G. worked in S. Deerfield, MA
LindaDLester
 
LindaDLester March 17, 2015
Congrats! Awesome capture !
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ClaudiaKuhn March 25, 2015
Thanks Linda!
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terryc March 18, 2015
Congrats on your fantastic finalist, Claudia!
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ClaudiaKuhn March 25, 2015
Thanks so much Terry!
chriswhittington
 
chriswhittington March 27, 2015
congratulations - wonderful work !
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ClaudiaKuhn March 27, 2015
Thanks for your comment, Chris
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots March 28, 2015
Awesome capture! Congrats.
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ClaudiaKuhn April 20, 2015
Belated thanks for your comment
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AlanJakarta April 22, 2015
Fabulous shot. Congratulations on being Featured.
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ClaudiaKuhn April 22, 2015
Thanks so much Alan
thomaszakowski
 
thomaszakowski April 22, 2015
awesome capture, congrats
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ClaudiaKuhn April 22, 2015
Thanks so much for your comment
Ltheod
 
Ltheod April 22, 2015
Amazing detail!
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ClaudiaKuhn April 22, 2015
Thanks a lot
Remraf
 
Remraf April 22, 2015
Great shot!
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ClaudiaKuhn April 22, 2015
Thanks for your comment
thenickelwell
 
thenickelwell April 22, 2015
so precious! congrats on the feature.
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ClaudiaKuhn April 22, 2015
Thank you Nicholas, for your comment
trevorhodds
 
trevorhodds April 22, 2015
Amazing!!!
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ClaudiaKuhn April 22, 2015
Thanks so much!
raythoms
 
raythoms April 22, 2015
Wonderful image Claudia......
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ClaudiaKuhn April 22, 2015
Thanks so much Ray! :)
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chuckrickman April 22, 2015
Kudos! This is sensational.
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ClaudiaKuhn April 22, 2015
Thanks for your comment Chuck, glad you like this little fella
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq April 22, 2015
What a great shot, Claudia - wow! Congratulations on being featured - your work is wonderful! :)
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ClaudiaKuhn April 22, 2015
Thank you Kathy, this little guy was SO cute!
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wheelerdealer April 22, 2015
Congrats on the feature
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ClaudiaKuhn April 22, 2015
Thanks so much
terryc PRO+
 
terryc April 22, 2015
Huge congrats on your fantastic feature, Claudia!!!
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ClaudiaKuhn April 22, 2015
Thanks so much, Terry. Such a thrill to be featured here.
4KuZ
 
4KuZ April 22, 2015
I wanna learn to do Macro like this SMH !!!!
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ClaudiaKuhn April 25, 2015
Thanks so much
RoadKing1985 PRO
 
RoadKing1985 April 22, 2015
Wow nice feature! I grew up with frogs all kinds of colors and this capture is spectacular. Congrats and thanks for sharing!
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ClaudiaKuhn April 25, 2015
Thanks so much for your comment. I wish I could see frogs like this more often. Got this one at a butterfly conservatory.
angelcher333
 
angelcher333 April 22, 2015
GORGEOUS!!
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ClaudiaKuhn April 25, 2015
Thanks so much for your comment.
BrendaCrawford
 
BrendaCrawford April 22, 2015
Fantastic Claudia.. Bravo.. Just Bravo...
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ClaudiaKuhn April 25, 2015
Thanks so much Brenda
SaintMarino
 
SaintMarino April 22, 2015
Very nice!!!
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ClaudiaKuhn April 25, 2015
Thank you for your comment
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life April 22, 2015
What a wonderful shot .. full of wicked gorgeous color!! :):) Congrats
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ClaudiaKuhn April 25, 2015
Thanks a lot!
elizabethruggieroyork
 
elizabethruggieroyork April 22, 2015
Wonderful images!
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ClaudiaKuhn April 25, 2015
Thanks a lot, Elizabeth, for your comment
elizabethruggieroyork
 
elizabethruggieroyork April 22, 2015
Wonderful images!
murpjo
 
murpjo April 22, 2015
Absolutely Beautiful!!!! Great colors! Congrats!
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ClaudiaKuhn April 25, 2015
Thanks so much!
lcoopman
 
lcoopman April 26, 2015
Amazing shot!
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ClaudiaKuhn April 28, 2015
Thanks for your comment
justinelawson
 
justinelawson April 26, 2015
Great shot, stunning colours :)
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ClaudiaKuhn April 28, 2015
Thanks so much
bcenu
 
bcenu April 30, 2015
Wow!
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ClaudiaKuhn May 10, 2015
Thanks! :)
AHuman
 
AHuman May 17, 2015
I like this cute little fella just as much as everyone else, but can you tell a little more about it? Is it poisonous? Its REALLY adorable and this picture is just perfect!
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ClaudiaKuhn May 19, 2015
Thanks for your comment. These red eyed tree frogs are not poisonous and they can be found for sale in pet stores. It's the poison dart frogs that yo'd have to watch out for.
bigtrocks
 
bigtrocks June 06, 2015
How much did you have to pay this model? A big fly? Outstanding!
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ClaudiaKuhn June 07, 2015
Lol, thanks for your comment!
sydneyosbourne
 
sydneyosbourne June 06, 2015
Kudos!
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ClaudiaKuhn June 07, 2015
Thanks so much for your comment!
HMEarth5
 
HMEarth5 June 09, 2015
Beautiful!! My favorite
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ClaudiaKuhn June 20, 2015
Thanks for your comment
jrhalphen
 
jrhalphen June 13, 2015
Great capture with amazing color and clarity!
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ClaudiaKuhn June 20, 2015
Thanks so much!
shahed_hossen
 
shahed_hossen June 18, 2015
nyc
andinorwich
 
andinorwich June 19, 2015
ADORABLE SUBJECT! GREAT PIC!
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ClaudiaKuhn June 20, 2015
Thanks so much for your comment
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair July 08, 2015
Pretty!
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ClaudiaKuhn July 09, 2015
Thanks, so much
kenyken
 
kenyken July 28, 2015
Awesome!
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ClaudiaKuhn July 29, 2015
Thanks for your comment, Ken
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography September 01, 2015
Very nice capture! My favorite frog! Voted!
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ClaudiaKuhn September 06, 2015
Thanks!
mcphoto2bug PRO
 
mcphoto2bug October 01, 2015
Shared on my Photography board at Pinterest.com/pmbc
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ClaudiaKuhn October 02, 2015
Thanks so much
nandicmb
 
nandicmb October 12, 2015
Congratulations on ALL your Awards!!
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ClaudiaKuhn October 24, 2015
Thanks! :)
natalieaquilina
 
natalieaquilina December 14, 2015
Great capture!
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ClaudiaKuhn December 22, 2015
Thanks Natalie
IanB PRO
 
IanB May 16, 2016
Beautiful shot!
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ClaudiaKuhn May 18, 2016
Thanks Ian
SuperPhotos PRO
 
SuperPhotos August 10, 2016
Nicely done!
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Alfredo_Jose May 30, 2017
Perfection!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this picture at Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory in South Deerfield, MA.
Time
I took this image inside the conservatory, so the light is diffused. It was taken in the morning before the place got too crowded. I had a friend who worked there, so she took this little red-eyed tree frog out of its cage and placed him on a plant so I could get a few quick shots. He sat there for a minute, but then jumped, so I had to work fast and shoot a few pictures quickly, hoping for the best.
Lighting
As mentioned in the last answer, it was diffused lighting from being inside the conservatory. Some indoor butterfly places let you use a flash, and other places do not.
Equipment
I used my Nikon D800, with a 105mm Nikkor lens. No flash was fired and it was hand held. For shooting the butterflies, I did use my SB800 flash with a diffuser, but it wasn't used on this frog picture.
Inspiration
With long, sometimes dreary winters, I often make a trip to the butterfly conservatory. I love frogs, lizards and butterflies, so going on a trip to the conservatory usually happens about once a year. On this day my friend was working so she took out this frog to me. I love their colorful bodies, especially the blues and purples underneath which are hidden if the frog is on a leaf, or pulling itself in tightly on a piece of glass (side of the terrarium).
Editing
I do use Camera Raw and Photoshop to edit my images. I also use Nik plug-ins in PS to edit my images.
In my camera bag
I love to travel light, so I usually just take what I think I'll need for a day trip. Camera, a lens or 2 and an extra battery and card. I have switched to a Sony mirrorless camera for general shooting, but still have my Nikons for wildlife shooting as well as for using my macro lens.
Feedback
Be prepared before the animal comes out because they can move fast. Get your shutter speed, ISO, and brightness set. Being indoors with not so bright light, I had to bump up the ISO to get it bright enough. Remember that people only see your good work that you post, and they don't see all the similar ones that didn't make the cut, due to all the factors that can affect the image.

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