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Posted by MalcolmBenn on Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:04 am

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I've owned a macro lense for probably 10 years and have only tried it 4 or 5 times which sure seemed like a waste so I tried some Dart Frog photography yesterday.  South and Central America was not on my weekend agenda so I was left with photographing captive species which is more than fine with me because jungles aren't high on my visit list :)  I believe this is a Ranitomeya ventrimaculata 'Rodyll' - Amazonian Poison Frog but I may be incorrect .. in any event it is small.  About the size of my thumb nail so this is about a 50% crop even with the 100mm macro .... I didn't want to get too close with the ring flash.

Canon 5DMIV
canon 100mm 2.8
Canon Ring Flash
1/200 sec
f 22
ISO 200

  https://flic.kr/p/2hWA1iiRanitomeya ventrimaculata 'Rodyll' - Amazonian Poison Frog by Malcolm Benn, on Flickr

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by david fletcher on Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:40 pm
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super design and colours in this Malcolm. Sweet! Very nice when viewed large!. Totally with you on the jungle thing..(LOL. not on my wish list at all)
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by Ron Day on Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:29 pm
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Beautiful framing, color and markings, Malcolm. Great job!
 

by E.J. Peiker on Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:32 am
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Absolutely love it.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:14 pm
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Striking image- just wonderfully placed in the frame with fresh greens to offset the brilliant frog. The frog looks like will jump right out of the picture. Very well done!
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by Yun Gao on Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:43 pm
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Amazing colors and patterns in the frog! Nicely done.
 

by Tom Whelan on Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:35 pm
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Splendid image, excellent composition, such a beautiful frog.
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:06 am
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A wonderful image of Mr Fancy Pants, Malcolm!  No jungles for me ( too humid), but you can give us as many frogs as you like.  :) 

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by MalcolmBenn on Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:21 pm
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It's really eye opening when you see the variety of these little frogs, the colours and patterns are spectacular. Thank you all for the compliments and for the Editor's Pick.
 

by ChrisRoss on Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:00 am
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Great looking frog, but how could you not love jungles and all the life in them!
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