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Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
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Taken through curved glass at a small local museum. Very dim lighting and no flash or pods allowed so I shot this wide open at f1.4 with 23mm lens hoping to get above water and below water at the same time but too much green gunk around. I had a rubber lens hood fitted so I could angle the camera as necessary while still keeping the lens hood flush with the glass tank surface. Other times I prefer metal hoods for protection but this is well worth doing if you want to avoid reflections.
· Date: Fri April 22, 2016 · Views: 285 ·
Keywords: European common frog
Camera Make / Model: Fuji X-T1
Lens Make / Focal Length: Fuji 23mm f1.4, 1/50 @ f1.4, ISO 200
Event e.g. Grand Prix, Birthday, Sunrise: Museum visit
State / County / Area Image Taken: Forest Hill, South London
Country Image Taken
United Kingdom
Processing Software Applications Used
LR 6

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Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,497
Fri April 22, 2016 7:01pm

A phenomenal capture - absolutely amazing! Love your technique - I've used that technique but do not have a rubber lens hood and it's now on the top of my list of "must haves". I actually love the dark green murky water beneath the frog - adds a level of mystery to "what lies below."

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,707
Fri April 22, 2016 8:15pm

I like your frog composition with the frog's reflection enhancing the frog's image and turning it into a truly scary looking creature.

I was shooting our polar bears at the Journey to Churchill exhibit this morning and one really has a problem with reflections when trying to photograph the bears under water. The curve of the glass tunnel through the bear's pool results in some truly strong reflections. So what I've done is shoot as much as possible from the ends of the exhibit where the glass is flat and reflections are not a problem. I find converting to b&w helps to overcome the reflections in the curved areas of glass.


Registered: December 2010
Posts: 101
Sat April 23, 2016 9:08pm

Nothing shabby about this shot, at all. Nice really nice bright greens and yellows.

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,829
Fri April 29, 2016 3:35am

Extremely well done Vic, apart from the short snout it could almost be a crocodile,

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