As I mentioned in a previous scorpion post, the use of soft red light is beneficial should you want to cause the least disturbance to whatever animal it is you are observing. It'd never occurred to me to attempt to take a photo under the same light conditions [and yes, I'm sure it's all been done before ... but like I said - not by me].
Anyway, here is the result.
|A red white lipped green tree frog!?|
Shielding the flash or using white light at further distances and angles could be another way to go if you'd like to soften your images and reduce the risk of startling the animals your 'shooting'.
For me this was an exciting little 'eureka' moment and with a bit of stealth, judicious use of lighting plus a healthy dose of luck I hope to be able to get some really interesting images - I'll keep ya posted.
|White light does give great contrast and dramatic highlights, but comes at a cost|