I see beauty all around by rob paine

Pro Photographer Rob Paine's (of DeepCreekImages.com) stories behind his photos along with helpful photo tips

Flower Surprise at Deep Creek Lake

Rob paine frog in flower.

One of my favorite lenses is my 60mm macro. It is sharp,fast and an incredible close up lens. (Deepcreekimages.com/Rob Paine)

The photo above was taken several years ago near Deep Creek Lake. It had just rained and I wanted to get some close ups of a day lilly outside where  I was staying for the weekend. (please see more photos and text below)

I started photographing different flowers and I noticed something brown in the middle of one of them. I took a closer look…

I thought it was a moth at first. It was so small. I quickly realized to my surprise it was not a moth!

I could not believe my luck!

I kept shooting as this very small frog
worked it’s way up from the bottom of the flower to one of the flower’s petals. It was barely the size of a quarter.

I added some very soft strobe light to the scene by holding an SB800 covered with a Fong dome over the flower.

Every time since after a heavy rain I return to the the same group of flowers  looking for another frog. I am still waiting.

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