Late one evening, while in the basement, I noticed a little baby frog sitting on the glass door. The frog measured about an inch and a half. I grabbed the camera and started setting up tripod as fast as I could. I thought the frog would leave, but it sat there, oblivious to my actions on the other side of the door.
Here's a snapshot of the frog with my phone.
I have setup the tripod and started taking images. I used a Nikkor 24-85mm macro lens, zooming in all the way to 85mm. The aperture was locked at f/4, shutter speed was about 1/2 of a second. Because the light was dim, I had to raise the ISO to 1600. D4 is the low light king, so I knew there will be no problem there. I put the camera on self-timer to minimize the camera shake.
I took a few shots, changing the exposure slightly. Then I brought the images into my Mac, chose the one I thought was the best of the set. The adjustment were minor - contrast, color temperature, and cropping - thats about it.
So, below is the final image. I didn't clean up some of the glass imperfections, so what you see is what the camera saw, minus a slight contrast and color adjustment. I would say it is a pretty good image, considering how bad the lighting conditions were, as well as the small size of the frog.
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