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Mike Shedlock
My Garden - Prairie Grove Illinois
03:00 pm

Equipment Details:

100 mm macro lens

Details here:

Post-processing Details:

I took 8 images, first focusing on the eyes as they are the most critical element, then the right and left feet,  the nose and various other spots including the back of the frog.

This is very necessary. I was right on top of that frog, inches away and depth of field is razor thin.

Because of the leg extension, it looks much bigger than it is. There is very little cropping here, just a bit to center the frog perfectly. The frog, not counting the extension of the legs, is somewhere between the size of a quarter and a  half-dollar.

I was very lucky this little guy or gal did not move much for a sequence of images. I blended the images keeping the sharp portions of each one.

Image Details:

When I was weeding my garden a small green tree frog hopped on my shirt. I picked it up and place it on one of the bromeliads and it sat there for a number of images.