Had a look into some dark photography. Must say I like it and while working on it some ideas came in my mind. so have to work them out. This one was in a dark room with just one lightsource. The natural stone from the frog ( Selenite ) gives it a soft look. Also I like the hint of reflection, wich was just a plastic sheet. Yeap gonna do it more.
Hope you like it and give it a try. Personally I feel this kind of pictures is not so much about technique than about feeling and mood.