I Believe I Can Fly
Photography by Tim Laman
Giant webbed hands and feet become airfoils when a Wallaces flying frog soars in
the night. Flying frogs are so highly maneuverable that they can even make sharp
turns in midair. Gliding seems an efficient way to move about: Not only can the
frogs descend rapidly to breeding sites near the forest floor, they also dont
have to climb all the way to the ground to move from one tree to the next.
RDP Pushed 1 stop
Canon EF 50mm macro lens
Speed and F Stop:
1/250 @ f/11
After a heavy rain in the dripping forest.
Time of Day:
Middle of the nightaround 12 to 1 a.m.
Three strobes were used at a very short flash,
duration of about 1/6000 second, to freeze the frog in mid glide.
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An infrared beam trigger was used to fire the camera and strobes at just the right instant.