Little tiny weenie frog on some moss at Roma St Parklands.

This guy was about as big as your thumbnail.

One on-camera flash, one off-camera bare flash camera right.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 3rd April 2011, This photo: 5:07pm

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  • Steve's Life said:
    Nice shot David, the little fellow looks almost transparent.
  • MΛЯK said:
    Nice one David... How do you find the 100mm Macro... I'm eyeing off the L version but wondering if it's worth the extra cash.
  • allan_niels3n said:
    Nice shot David, now wasn't he worth it. He'll never been the same again after all the flash.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Yeah the back/side light does that too them (being so small and all).
    [] If macro is your thing, it does an awesome job and was the go-to macro lens in the 90-105mm range before the L series one arrived. The L has some better coatings and of course IS. I used both today, but there isn't much in it quality wise. However, both are also excellent portrait lenses, and that's were the L series' IS would come in handy.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Yeah I'm thinking he might be a little blind for a while, and yes, definitely worth it.
  • Jesse4870 said:
    Far out! That sure was worth the effor you guys went through.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Epic mate!!
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks Jesse, it's not quite as sharp on the eye as I wanted, but it'll do.
    [] :-)
  • bradchiplin said:
    Brilliant! Looks really good on the moss too. Nice and delicate.
    What an obedient little frog!
  • Adam Randell said:
    Looking at the detail in the moss, this guy was tiny David!!
    Beautifully lit & composed mate!!
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Well until he hopped off for a bit, but was thwarted by your frog-wrangling skills ;-)
    [] Absolutely tiny Adam. One of the smallest frogs I've encountered.
  • sandrosax said:
    Superb macro
  • kerri_annd said:
    Beautiful shot....Okay need flash to go with macro now.
  • chooks! said:
    Very nicely taken Dave!
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks!
    [] It can really add a bit of oomph. I should point out that I used two flashes here, but you could also use a Twin Light like what Greg had (MT-32).
    [] Thanks Tim!
  • maSnap said:
    Wow that is small, you have made him look big but as Adam said the DOF has really given away the size of the frog. Beautiful lighting and the moss is excellent.
  • smitbj said:
    beautiful macro shot !
  • David de Groot said:
    [] The beauty of a 1:1 macro lens :) I don't usually do much macro as it's finicky work and can be very frustrating, but it's times like this that it seems worthwhile.
    [] Thanks!
  • gabrielk1 said:
    wow, super shot, so sharp and clear
  • 41JAS said:
    Now that's come out really well. Nice!
  • Hsin Tai Liu said:
    it looks slimy!! nice shot!
  • teejaybee said:
    Nice! ID is correct :)
  • .srini said:
    awesomely shot
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks Gabriel.
    [] Yeah passable ;-)
    [] No slimier than any other frog ;-)
    [] Oh cool, someone tagged it (Brad maybe).
    [] Thanks!
  • Erroba said:
    Beautiful macro, very nice colours and details.
  • Ahio said:
    Nice PoV!!! Great detail too
  • Daveevan said:
  • marinela 2008 said:
    Congrats on Explore !
  • R. Cavicchio said:
    Beautiful focus... Great use of that excellent lens you have there.
  • CrazyFrogLady said:
    Congrats seen on Explore.
  • _SG_ said:
    fantastic work!
    [ via flickriver explore  --_SG_ ]
  • Light Echoes said:
    Wonderful macro, beautifully shot.
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] Thanks Guys!
  • Jon Matthies said:
    Ribbit! Congrats on Explore!
  • Ali.shahzad said:
    This is a superb image. Please visit my Photostream
  • kisaxby2 said:
    Great detail.
  • Poussin09 said:
    Wwaaaoooww this is a great shot !!!
    You did a great work here !!!
  • foreigner2009 said:
    Wonderful shot !
    Fantastic photostream ,you are a great photographer !
  • Seahorse_Cologne said:
    Fantastic shot!!!
  • 舞步 said:
    Wonderful ..
  • artland said:
    This is a wonderful shot!
    You are invited to post it to:

  • konj09 said:
  • Black Cat Photos said:
    very cute! great shot luv m xxx
  • David de Groot said:
    [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] Thanks!
  • François G from Paris said:
    Vraiment superbe
  • Xilvia said:
    oh, he's wonderful
    and that green all around him is so .... lively and vibrant!
    great shot ...!
  • looby88 said:
    this is wonderful !
  • David de Groot said:
    [] My, you *are* playing catchup! ;-)
  • M.A.Gibson said:
    Very nice shot
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks!
  • Nat Murray said:
    Where did you find him?
    I love frogs.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Roma St Parklands in Brisbane, not far from the Café.
  • Nat Murray said:
    Where near the cafe? Where near the cafe?! Any particular time of the year more optimal?
  • David de Groot said:
    On the rock wall that seeps water occasionally. I found this guy in April, but if you go down to the pond instead you can probably find them all year around.
  • Nat Murray said:
    Thanks so much David :-)