Saturday, 3rd March 2012
by Erez Marom
One of my declared goals when I went on the trip to Costa Rica was the red eyed tree frog, and believe me, this creature was everything I thought it would be- and more. You just can't be slimier, more colorful, cuter or more photogenic than this little pack of charm. I immidiately fell in love with it, and this is one of the first results.
Since this is a wild animal and since this frog is nocturnal, the shot had to be taken using artificial light. This cute female behaved like a true model, allowing me to take several long exposures using LED torches as light-sources.
We'll be shooting lots of red eyed tree frogs in my upcoming 'Macro and More' Costa Rica 2012 workshop
Born in 1980, Erez Marom is a professional nature photographer based in Israel. A musician since his youth and an engineer, Erez started his way in the photography world in 2008, and has since then become a leading macro photographer, publishing images, articles and instructional texts in numerous Israeli and international websites, magazines and forums.
Erez specializes in macro and landscape photography. To him, both these fields are all about capturing the intricacy and beauty of our natural world. His macro images are shot in the wild, exhibiting the creatures' natural environments and surroundings. As for landscape, Erez travels as much as possible to shoot the most fascinating landscapes of Israel, from the incredible Dead Sea to the shores of the Mediterranean, and often goes on photography missions overseas.
In addition to shooting, Erez dedicates a considerable amount of his time to teaching, lecturing in Israeli institutes and traveling several times a year to his favorite locations overseas to guide photo workshops.
In july 2012 Erez will lead a Macro and nature photography workshop
in Costa Rica. Please click the link for more details.