Tiny, Dramatic, Tree Frog

Tiny, Dramatic, Tree Frog

One step out our back porch door and it can feel like ‘Wild Kingdom’… miniature style. Sometimes it’s even on the porch which is why the back door stays closed.

Ellen has been shooting with Macro lens lately and getting some really nice results. Tropical heat and a few monsoon days have kept us close, but she has a whole parade of tiny critters that visit.

Finally after hearing about the ‘tiny’ Tree Fog I had to go out and see for myself.

Tiny, Dramatic, Tree Frog
Tiny, Dramatic, Tree Frog

Tiny ??? The flower is tiny, the Frog… maybe the size of a thumbnail, maybe.

This small sized guy needed some drama, so a Film noir circa 1940’s fit the bill.



12 thoughts on “Tiny, Dramatic, Tree Frog”

    1. You obviously know your black and white πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ, and the use of contrast, etc. Thank you very much. I don’t usually go for the full range, typically not a fan of making an image with too much pure black. But I do love the old films with the Film Noir style. Thanks again.

    2. I am not sure that there needs to be pure black, but quite often folks convert images that are overly detailed, especially in the mid ranges and things get all mushy. It is amazing how the vivid colors that make an image pop all run together when converted to gray scale/black and white. My personal view is that simple images with good contrast make some of the best black and white conversions and this one, Ted, worked really well.

    3. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™, greatly appreciated πŸ€—. I agree on the simple images 100%. Admittedly I am a Black and White β€˜O.F.’ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. But really try to keep it to myself πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

    4. I have some black and white film in my refrigerator (both 35mm and 120 film) that I need to use. A few years ago I decided to shoot some film, developed it myself, and then scanned the negatives. I think the film is probably good, but probably need to get new developing chemicals if I want to do a repeat. (In case you are curious, here are links to two postings I did about my film experiences in 2015–https://michaelqpowell.com/2015/09/02/shooting-film-part-1/ and https://michaelqpowell.com/2015/09/03/shooting-film-part-2/).

    5. If I ever set up my enlarger, then I will really have the smelly chemicals. πŸ™‚ For developing the film, the smell is mostly contained in the developing tank.

    1. I must give credit to Ellen. When it comes to the small β€˜critters’ that is her expertise. And he was on a plant no more than 5 feet from my back door. Another wonder of Lowcountry living.

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