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Sabyasachi Patra
14-12-2014, 04:33 PM
The honour for the Image of the Month goes to the Image of Small Tree frog titled "Hangman" by Abhishek Jamalabad

I loved the unique as well as comical pose. It also appears to be comfortable in the pose and it gives us an idea about the strength of its limbs-vis-a-vis its body weight. Congratulations Abhishek!

The original text by Abhishek is shared below:

Small Tree Frog (Rhacophorus lateralis) | July 2014; Near Somwarpet, Kodagu, Karnataka

I found this frog lying on a path in a coffee plantation I was surveying for amphibians. Fearing he would get trampled, I wanted to put him up on a shrub. However, when I approached, he leaped to a nearby reed, missed his footing, and narrowly escaped another fall by clinging on with two limbs. Curiously, he stayed in that position for quite some time.

I found this pose so amusing, it was hard to believe my eyes till I had a closer look. It was reminiscent of a Bollywood hero's pose on a film poster. :D

Canon 500D, Canon 100mm Macro USM
SS 1/200
Av 8.0
ISO 100
Minor crop
The reason I used Av 8 is to isolate the BG reeds from the frog. Undoubtedly the frog required more DoF, but narrower aperture settings made the BG distracting, rendering the frog hard to discern.

Bibhav Behera
15-12-2014, 07:56 AM
Lovely image. Well deserved. Congrats Abhishek.

Rajbir Oberoi
15-12-2014, 03:31 PM
Lovely Shot.... well deserved....congrats Abhishek....

Mrudul Godbole
16-12-2014, 09:29 AM
Very apt title. Nicely captured. Congrats..!! :).

Roopak Gangadharan
16-12-2014, 06:28 PM
Congrats abhishek..one can''t help smiling.nice one.

Vipin Sharma
16-12-2014, 09:41 PM
Congrates , lovely image.

Sucheth Lingachar
19-12-2014, 11:56 AM
Congrats Abhishek.....

Abhishek Jamalabad
19-12-2014, 02:13 PM
Thank you everyone for the words of encouragement. Thanks, Sabyasachi.

Rajan Kanagasabai
19-12-2014, 02:50 PM
Awesome Abhishek. Thoroughly deserved honour. Congrats.


Mangru Minz
20-12-2014, 03:03 PM
Lovely image, Congrats Abhishek......

Kaustuv Chatterjee
27-12-2014, 07:48 AM
Superb image Abhishek...the frog's head is the clear focal point and draws the eyes...the colour saturation, balance and exposure are perfect!

Manasi Chaphalkar
04-01-2015, 01:03 PM
Lovely image..the focus on the frogs head makes it a perfect image. Congrats

Manasi Chaphalkar