Peron's Tree Frog

Also known as an Emerald-spotted Tree Frog.

This is an experiment in focus stacking. 25 images make up this frog, all shot at f/2.8. I probably should have shot a few more (esp. near the tail, and the tip of the nose).

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 10th February 2009, This photo: 9:37pm

Previous Photo: VII


  • Millisynth said:
    Wow!! Awesome capture. Great focus all around.
    Well done. :)
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Did you say 25 images? I shall need to Google this technique. The frog sure looks super sharp.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Milli - this little fellow is on my back veranda. Luckily he thought that sitting still I'd not notice him ;-)
    Check out a program called CombineZM. It's windows software (grrrr) but works rather well. This is probably the best one I've done yet, but still need to get more practice in. Can be a very useful tool for 1:1 and greater magnifications where the DoF is about as thick as a whisker.
  • Margot- said:
    A prince in disguise?
    I like the focus.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    How cute Dave. Nice technique, something to try.
  • Jack High said:
    What a great technique. So you can shoot wide open and still achieve sufficient DoF. I've never heard of that before. Thanks.
    The frog looks great with the textures and emerald spots, and those are some significant toes it has.
  • teejaybee said:
    I'll file this under the 300-shots-for-a-panorama-with-a-birding-lens folder :D Purdy...
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe anything's possible Margot.
    Definitely handy.
    You can also stop down at closer distances and still do it to get more DoF. It's a handy technique if shooting with a tripod and with a still subject.
    hehehe, I've not hit 300 shots for a pano yet, but maybe with more RAM in the computer I could do that... ;-)
  • Out_and_About said:
    Love the eyes!! Nice work.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Michelle :) They're a pretty little frog, not as cute as those sedge-frogs you shot a fair while back, but nifty all the same.