Thursday, September 14, 2006

CRITTER DAY THURSDAYS -- Tree Frog in Black and White


Blogger micki said...

This is my daughter’s favorite tree frog. He likes to be held and doesn’t hop around when she brings him out. He chirps when she’s holding him. So, he was used as a model for some b&w ‘s I wanted to shoot. I set up two boxes to form a corner and did this upstairs where there was some natural light coming in the windows. Then I used some velvety black fabric for a background. We leaned the stick that the frog likes to sleep on in the corner formed by the boxes. The frog woke up, but he didn’t move around much. I spot metered off of his back for the shots I took. This was my favorite.

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Tri X
Shutter Speed - 1 second
Aperture Setting - f-11 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm macro/portrait lens
Spot Metering
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Great shot looks like his natural habitat.

9:23 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

What a wonderful, contented frog – as well he might be considering the care he gets! The shot works very well and it really does feel like he is out in the wild. Just love those toes.

10:17 AM  
Anonymous mooch said...

I like the simple construction of the image. The frog is well framed also. Lovely choice of B&W accentuates the detail

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Doris said...

Reminds me of a poster from an OLD B&W horror movie LOL

Very cool!

11:24 AM  
Anonymous Ricardo said...

Very good work, seems a scene of a fear film.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Robin Freeman said...

This is a cool shot. It looks like a still from Wild Kingdom (Remember that?)


12:35 PM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

very interesting (andbrilliant) idea to try in b/w...8.5/10

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Nice framing and the b&w is cool!

1:52 PM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Micki, that is nice.

I'm using you as an experiment here ast to posting comments coming from beta... fingers crossed.


3:02 PM  
Anonymous MontereyJohn said...

Didn't work, went back to the old site... try it this way.


3:05 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

great detail and bw contrast:-)) look like the frog is in ready to jump position....nice capture:-))

4:03 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

I love this Micki! Awesome shot.

About my Colour Void descriptions...ya, my mind is weird isn't it? ;o)

4:06 PM  
Blogger Don said...

I think he looks great in black and white. Interesting account of your setup too. Nice one.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous armeen said...

good work micki. when i looked at the photo at the first glance, i right away wanted to know how you got such cool b&w background. thanks for explaining your technique. and, oh... good frog :)

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Jasp said...

I love these creatures, although they can get a bit noisy at night tho'

5:25 PM  
Anonymous mar00ned said...

What color is this frog. It would be nice to see it in colors too. Nice shot.

6:26 PM  
Anonymous torekimi said...

Heh heh. I have toes just like that. I really should put them to better use.

8:32 PM  
Blogger manju said...

Like it in B/W

9:36 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

Great shot!
works well in b&w....

10:35 PM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

Wow stunning b&w work!!! This is definitely one of your best shots!!! Everything about this looks right: the composition, the exposure, the clean black background... i just wish you had a high-res version. Wow again!!!

2:20 AM  
Anonymous Roberto said...

Nice capture, Micki. Where you find it?

2:53 AM  
Anonymous Fantom Poet said...

ewrcWhat a great shot works well in monochrome

4:22 AM  
Anonymous Paul said...

Micki, I don't know how I missed this post yesterday, but I'm glad that I came back. Lovely shot. It looks so natural. What a wonderful shot!!! Of course, the story, as usual is interesting and sweet. :-)

8:50 AM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

I love his feet his toes these are the
most amazing green shade in color!!
You know frogs NEVER leap backwards so it is a good gift for anyone beginning a new path.It is a reminder to NEVER look back! I have given out many ornamental frogs to people who are staring over.It is a symbol of good luck!:)

9:19 AM  
Blogger [t e r r o r k i t t e n] said...

very cool shot...looks like he was shot in the wild. Phil

10:27 AM  
Anonymous ken said...

I never would have thought a tree frog could be so beautiful in b&w. Amazing shot.

5:03 PM  
Blogger Stardog Champion said...

Nice B&W shot Micki. My favourite part here is the angle. I've always been a big fan of the corner-to-corner concept.

11:59 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

This one reminds me of an old research photo, as if you'd been on a rain-forest expedition. Beautiful in b/w!

6:29 AM  

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