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Forest Jewel

Forest Jewel
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Copyright: The dude who loves frogs (AnimalExplorer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1010 W: 6 N: 334] (1997)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-07
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 105mm f2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): F r o g s [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-12-19 12:37
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Beautiful green and black poison dart frog (D.aratus) I photographed this precious gem moving through the brown leafs. I found the color combination very pleasing. I personally liked this one a lot and had a giant canvas print made of it.

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hello Paul
this is a beautiful composition on the leaves
i like this colours green with the little blue more than the other green from other places ,in costa rica you have differend green
Great sharpness and great details
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-12-19 12:47]

Fantastic combination of color and form. Amazing!



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-19 12:53]

Waaw,this is absolutely fantastic! What a specie,very rare to see on this gallery,and what a very professional capture,the best details and metallic colors in a difficult light,great great work,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-19 13:00]

Hello Paul,
This frog is a real beauty! The contrasting colours against the brown leaf are splendid. Fantastic sharpness, details and a nice composition.
Panama is still standing on my wish-list.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2012-12-19 13:13]

Very Nice forg very good technic.
Thanks for sharing.

Hello Paul
This is a masterpiece.Fantastic colour combination,excellent composition and sharpness.Thank You.
Best wishes.

Hello Paul,
Very good photograph, very good sharpness, very good composition, good background.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-12-19 16:51]
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Hello Paul.
A real beauty and perfectly shown!! Love the super fine detail and vivid yet natural colors. Outstanding DOF and excellent exposure. I had hoped to catch a glimpse of one of these little guys while in Costa Rica this summer, but it never happened. Outstanding!!

Never seen such a colourful Frog before, Paul.
Gem of a picture, indeed.
Thanks for sharing it.

amazing jewel, TFS Ori

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-12-20 5:02]

Excellent work..the blue frog of contrasting leaf..lovely capture. tfs.

DUDE i am SOOOoo thankful you LOVE FROGS! If you didn't have that hawk eye this could have been missed. WOW what a specimen. Love the mood too; deep brown leaf dusky tree bark..what a back drop of nature displaying this beatuty! TFS

Hi Paul
had a look at it this morning on an old laptop and I saw a dull image and couldn't believe its yours, now on my Mac screen just a great image with just enough contrast on the frog with fluorescent colors, what a difference. Now I can imagine how great an image this must be as a giant canvas.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-12-21 9:47]

Thank you for sharing this beauty. I like it a lot, Thank you and congratulation. A Great picture. Saludos.

Hallo Paul
This is a super macro, which I like for many reasons.
1. The bright combination of colours of the frog is very eye-catching.
2. The shiny texture of the frog's skin is seen with great clarity.
3. The brown leaf it is resting on adds additional dynamic to this already great image.
4. Both the subjects, the colourful frog as well as the leaf is captured with great clarity and portrayed beautifully.
5. I like the way the leaf serves as a background as well as a natural frame around the frog.
6. The composition and point of view is pleasant.
Need I say more? I don't think so. This is a super image!
Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.

Hi Paul

Is agree with you about the fascinating colour combination, and add the jewel to my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

I also add your work to my theme "F r o g s ".
You have more brains than I have :-)
In my 'previous life' in TrekNature I found a giant shongololo, who was unwilling to remain in a photogragraphical position.
I held it in one hand for a while and had for the rest of my holiday a most unpleasant rash...

Warm greetings from the Tzaneen Dam in Limpopo, South Africa

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