Smile! - Peron's tree frog (Litoria peronii)

November 26, 2014  •  2 Comments
Sydney, NSW, Australia
 
It was my pleasure to be taken out ‘Herping’ on the weekend and learn some tricks of the Herpetology trade. While I started out not finding a thing, plodding around like an elephant and scaring every little thing away. By the end I was able to sneak up on some slippery friends and get some nice shots. This one is my favorite from the adventure to this dam.
 
Some tips for newbies… Yes, you probably will get wet/muddy, no, thongs are not a practical footwear. Yes, there are tricks to seeing animals eyes, no, you probably didn't want to know there were that many spiders on the bank while you're walking around in broken thongs. Yes, you can use extension tubes to make a macro lens for this sort of photography, no, animals don’t tend to like having a lens an inch from their face so you can get maximum magnification.
 
Anyhoo, had a great time and got some very cool images. Thanks again to my instructor, hope you all got a laugh from my amateurish ways.
 
If you think this guy is cute and would like to support what I do, please checkout the gallery for prints and HD downloads of this image :)
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Smile! - Peron's tree frog (Litoria peronii)Smile! - Peron's tree frog (Litoria peronii)Smile! - Peron's tree frog (Litoria peronii) - Sydney , NSW, Australia by David Roma photography


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David Roma Photography
Thanks Terry. Extension tubes are a really cheap alternative. There are two main sorts. Ones with contacts so you can still adjust your lens aperture, and ones without. Its just a bit of experimentation getting the right length tube for your specific lens. I have found some lens' work well with it, others not so much. I use mine on my 24-105L usually. Doesn't hurt to experiment! have fun.
Terry(non-registered)
Love this photo,,Macro photography is awesome,i haven't done a lot of it probably because i don't have a decent lens,in saying that i have a decent camera in a Nikon D90 would be interesting to learn more about using extension tubes.Keep entertaining us with these great photos Dave.
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