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Re: IEatBugs Frog Room

Postby IEatBugs » Tue May 14, 2013 7:49 pm

I took a video of a group of Portobelo, Green and Black D. auratus courting the other day and loaded it up to youtube. It's HD through dirty glass :?

It's a bit long but always fun to watch.
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Re: IEatBugs Frog Room

Postby IEatBugs » Tue May 21, 2013 11:39 pm

~4 month old orange R. sirensis through dirty glass and low light. I sure wish I could get some good pictures like a lot of other members get.

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Postby Rusty_Shackleford » Wed May 22, 2013 8:45 am

Those are good pics of the sirensis!! I'm with ya though, I can't take a good photo to save my life.


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Postby IEatBugs » Wed May 22, 2013 10:15 am

Thanks Jon but really they are pretty crappy lol. They are out of focus, grainy and the color is not right. I have a decent camera, I just don't know how to work it really. :oops:
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Postby Rusty_Shackleford » Wed May 22, 2013 10:29 am

I just bought a new Nikon 16 megapixel camera. I'm still learning how to use it, though I did use it to take the pics o the bassleri yesterday. I've got some good pics of the gator in the lake behind the house too! While typing this I just photographed the wild otter as well.


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Re: IEatBugs Frog Room

Postby IEatBugs » Wed May 22, 2013 11:35 am

I have an old school digital SLR Nikon D100. It is almost ancient at this point, I think I have had it for going on 10 years now but it is still way more capable than I am. It takes great photos outside where there is plenty of light, but I just can not figure out the settings taking pictures of the frogs with the low light I have on the vivs.
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Postby joneill809 » Wed May 22, 2013 12:58 pm

I agree - good pics!

"Fast glass" is a good solution for low light issues. I don't know the Nikon line but you can try renting a 1.4 or 1.8 lens for your SLR. That's pretty much all I use indoors when I set it up - no flash necessary. I love my cheap nifty 50 1.8 and reasonably priced 80 mm 1.8 canon lenses. I need a tripod with my 100 mm macro 2.8 but it takes crisp shots. I have been lazy lately though and snapping really crummy iPhone pictures since its always handy - so your photos blow mine away! Keep them coming!
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Postby IEatBugs » Wed May 22, 2013 11:10 pm

Thanks Jim, I appreciate the info. I am shooting with a 50mm macro 2.8. I have been trying to get more in focus using a higher F-stop, F8 or so. Running the camera on aperture priority with ISO500. Any other suggestions?
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Re: IEatBugs Frog Room

Postby joneill809 » Thu May 23, 2013 12:16 pm

Got a tip from Patrick at Saurian to try F20 and experiment with higher iso. I have a cheap ring lamp (LED always on ) that let's me get pretty close with the 100 mm macro. I think the really good shots like those from Rich and Patrick are done outside the viv. I don't have the guys for that yet. :) I do need to start experimenting with higher Fstops and iso's but I get in trouble if I take more pictures of the frogs than the kids so I have not setup the tripod / macro / ring lamp / trigger in a while ... :)
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Re: IEatBugs Frog Room

Postby IEatBugs » Thu May 23, 2013 1:58 pm

I have often thought of removing the frog for a photo but I don't want to disturb them. Rich does take some awesome shots, maybe he will read this and chime in with a tip or two. A ring lamp might be a good investment, I will see if I can pick one up and boost the ISO and F-stop up. Thanks Jim!
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Re: IEatBugs Frog Room

Postby joneill809 » Thu May 23, 2013 2:13 pm

joneill809 wrote:I don't have the guys for that yet. :)

"Guts" not "guys" :lol: I need a bigger phone screen ... You may have seen this already but I found this thread interesting and potentially expensive as you will get new ideas on how to spend your money.
http://www.dartden.com/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=5021
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Re: IEatBugs Frog Room

Postby IEatBugs » Thu May 23, 2013 2:34 pm

joneill809 wrote:"Guts" not "guys"


I knew what you meant. :)

I have read through that thread before. Couple of really nice setups compared to what I am using. Thanks for bringing that back into my memory.
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Re: IEatBugs Frog Room

Postby Philsuma » Thu May 23, 2013 6:28 pm

Thats it Jim and Dustin....photography is a big facet of the hobby. Rich is indeed pretty much out in front with the close up stuff. I always try to get photo tips from the 'big boys'.

Do a search for:

Bill Love
Dick Bartlett
Tim Payne

I've met em all and picked their brains for info.

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Re: IEatBugs Frog Room

Postby IEatBugs » Tue May 28, 2013 5:28 pm

Ohhh, I am so excited, just found my first tads in the vanzolini viv!!! 2 of them. :D
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Postby Rusty_Shackleford » Tue May 28, 2013 5:45 pm

Cool!! I get to see 'em Friday night!!


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Postby joneill809 » Tue May 28, 2013 7:22 pm

IEatBugs wrote:Ohhh, I am so excited, just found my first tads in the vanzolini viv!!! 2 of them. :D

Congratulations! Pictures! :)
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Re: IEatBugs Frog Room

Postby IEatBugs » Fri May 31, 2013 10:39 pm

When others tell you Ficus pumilia can get out of hand, believe them! If you don't believe them take a look. I actually like how it looks all overgrown though. Just do not plan to have anything else with it for the most part unless your going to trim regularly. This is a 24x18x18 and houses Gold P. bicolor.

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Postby Rusty_Shackleford » Fri May 31, 2013 11:28 pm

Folks, saw that tank with my own eyes tonight. Green hell.
Dustin, thanks for the visit. We had a blast as always!!


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Re: IEatBugs Frog Room

Postby IEatBugs » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:07 am

Indeed Jon it was. I hope the kiddo's didn't drive the misses too crazy!
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Re: IEatBugs Frog Room

Postby Brian317 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:53 am

Very cool room Dustin and congrats on the Vanzo tads!

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