View Full Version : Gray Tree Frog

Bob Blanchard
01-11-2008, 09:06 PM
Canon 1DsMII, Ef180mm f/3.5L macro, ISO 100, 1/250, f/22, Canon twin head macro flash. This one is a top seller for me, and was taken as a simple experimental creation! I just walked outside and saw the frog on a palm tree, set up quickly, and captured a top selling image. Go figure :D


Alfred Forns
01-11-2008, 09:19 PM
I like it all Bob !!!! Can see why it sells well Perfect from my end !!!! .... btw what are you feeding that animal ... sure looks healthy :):)

Nicole Brooker
01-12-2008, 02:35 AM
That is really cool. I like the positioning of the frog and the texture of the palm tree. Great catch.

Fabs Forns
01-12-2008, 11:07 AM
Nice looking specimen and love the dreamy eye ;)

The tree makes a very good set-up for him.

Judy Lynn Malloch
01-12-2008, 01:30 PM
I must say Bob He is a good model !! He poses very well and I can see why you have done so well with image. Wonderful detail and I love the golden eye lid. Beautiful work !!

Jim Caldwell
01-12-2008, 03:07 PM
Great capture! Is that also called a pinewood tree frog? I can see why this is one of your best sellers.

Bob Blanchard
01-12-2008, 04:53 PM
Thanks everyone,

As a bit of Photographic humor, this image also qualifies as my most "bizarre" sale too! One of the more famous tattoo parlors licensed it in response to a customer request. Seems she wanted this fellow tattood on a private part! Hmmmm.....I wonder if they included my copyright info? :eek::eek:

It is now a template available in their shop!


Trey Barron
01-12-2008, 06:31 PM
Great image! The head turn on this guy really gives it personality. It is actually a Cuban tree frog. They are an exotic to Florida and could actually eat the grey and other tree frogs. It can be set apart by the warty skin (not smooth), large to disks and huge mouth.

Robert O'Toole
01-12-2008, 08:35 PM
Thanks for the ID!

True, they live 10 years, eat everything and are the largest TF found in NA! They are wiping out the native frogs. This is the most common color, they also can change to green and just plain brown instead of the motled brown.....


Robert O'Toole
01-12-2008, 08:36 PM
Wow. Other than that...wow.


Bob Blanchard
01-12-2008, 08:52 PM
Thanks for the correction on the ID! I do appreciate that.

One other thing I forgot to mention was that this was an all manual exposure, and was captured in the middle of the night.

Robert O'Toole
01-12-2008, 09:03 PM
Excellent image, I forgot to mention that the textures in the palm trunk are great!!!


Mike Moats
01-14-2008, 06:28 PM
Hey Bob, great image. The image as alot of depth to it, like its 3-D. The frogs color really pops against the gray bark. Perfect crop.