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Old 04-24-2013, 02:31 AM   #1
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White box photographs of a Pacific tree frog


Last weekend I went out to mow the lawn and happened upon this little Pacific tree frog (Pseudacris regilla). I scooped it up to save it from the mower and of course to take the opportunity to take some photos for my blog. I opted to take it into the house and photograph it in a white box. It would have been nice to have photographed it in its natural surroundings, but it wasnt likely to pose for me after being picked-up. Besides, I thought that the soft lighting of the white box would make for some nice pictures while the box itself would help contain the critter during the shoot.

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treefrog white 3 sharp copyright ernie cooper 2013_filtered by ernie.cooper, on Flickr


treefrog white sharp copyright ernie cooper 2013_filtered by ernie.cooper, on Flickr
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:42 AM   #2
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Stunning, man.
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Very awesome pix!
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Nice photography, and a pretty frog to boot.
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Thanks everyone! These really are pretty frogs, aren't they?

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Beautiful frog! Was it hard to catch?
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That first shot is nice, but I wonder how it would look with a black (or muddy green/brown) background instead. White makes it look sterile/artificial.

The second one looks like the left hand is probing, frog thinking: "Oh no... I got thrown into a parallel universe... now what?" Great shot!
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Beautiful frog! Was it hard to catch?
No, they are really easy to catch when they are hopping on the ground. But when you find them on a branch near a pond they are really tricky...as soon as you try and grab them they leap into the water and vanish! But you often find them a long way from water...

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That first shot is nice, but I wonder how it would look with a black (or muddy green/brown) background instead. White makes it look sterile/artificial.

The second one looks like the left hand is probing, frog thinking: "Oh no... I got thrown into a parallel universe... now what?" Great shot!
LOL! Well, Ypu'll have to check out the new photos I'm about to post!

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I love pacific treefrogs! Its one of my dreams to catch and photograph every color variation. Where I grew up we'd have leopard spotted ones, green ones, copper, pearl sheen, brown, cream, and mixes. All of them were the same species, amazing.
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Love it!! Pacific tree frogs are one of my favs after grey tree frogs.

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