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Golden Eye

Golden Eye
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Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-11
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): F r o g s [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-12 7:13
Viewed: 6497
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 40
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True frog

The True frogs (of family Ranidae), have the widest distribution of any frog family. They are abundant throughout the world, excluding Australia and Antarctica. (The only ranid species native to Australia, the Australian wood frog (Rana daemelii), is restricted to the far north.) The true frogs are present in North America, northern South America, Europe, Asia, Madagascar, Africa and from the East Indies to New Guinea.

The true frogs vary greatly in size, ranging from small, such as the Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica), to the largest frog in the world, the Goliath Frog (Conraua goliath). Many of the true frogs are aquatic or habit close to water. Most species lay their eggs in the water and go through a tadpole stage. However, as with most families of frogs, there is large variation of habitat within the family. Those of the genus Tomopterna are burrowing frogs native to Africa. They exhibit most of the characteristics common to burrowing frogs around the world. There are also arboreal species of true frogs.

Typically, true frogs are smooth, moist-skinned frogs, with large, powerful legs and extensively webbed feet.
* GoldenEye is the 17th James Bond film and the first to star Pierce Brosnan in the role as the British secret agent. The film follows Bond as he battles to prevent an arms syndicate from using the GoldenEye satellite weapon against London. It is an original screenplay (not based on a work by Ian Fleming) conceived and written by Michael France, although refinements were made by several other writers. The film was made by Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, directed by Martin Campbell and produced by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, due to Albert Broccoli's failing health.

The first Bond film made after the demise of the Soviet Union, GoldenEye was released in 1995 after legal troubles forced a six-year hiatus in the series, during which time Timothy Dalton resigned as Bond and was replaced by Pierce Brosnan and Judi Dench became the first female M. GoldenEye was lauded by most critics and performed well at the box office, considerably better than Dalton's films; despite this, it did not win any awards. Critics viewed it as a modernisation of the series with Brosnan a definite improvement over his predecessor. The film was the basis for GoldenEye 007, a flagship video game for the Nintendo 64 and revolutionary first-person shooter developed by Rareware.

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Hola Heinz,
Simpática y bella toma, parece que se colocaron para la foto. Saludos

Perfect lighting for a shot like this. Details and sharpness a good too. Looks 'slimy'!


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-03-12 8:31]

Fantastic photo! Perfect lighting and amazing sharpness.
Well done,

Cool family shot :)
Nice details and framing.

great shot - will critique later...


Hi Heinz,
The colors are lovely and the details amazing.
The composition is very good and the sharpness to be envied.
Nice lighting conditions and good POV!
I like it a lot. Favorite!

Hello Heinz
Excellent shot of these True frogs,
Wonderful pose and sharpness,
Great POV,Welldone.


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-03-12 11:43]

Hello Heinz,
very nice capture with a superb composition ;) sharpness, colors, light, composition, everything is excellent ! TFS

You have done an excellent portrait of couples in union. The details and those eyes are amazing. The golden light creates a dramatic picture

Hello Heinz,
What a great frog picture,colour,detail,
and sharpness,all come togeather to make
this a fine capture.
With best regards,

Superb close up shot of these frogs' faces, Heinz.
The golden eyes are really well captured.
Your mention of the James Bond movie makes an interesting reading in the context of Golden Eye.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-12 13:57]

Hello Heinz,
Fine close-up of a pair of copulating Rana temporaria. This is a fine sharp and well lighted comp., the two heads making a fine pattern.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-03-13 0:46]

Guten Abend, Heinz.
Wow, that is quite a close-up.
Wonderful details and light,
not to mention the interesting pose one on top of the other.
Excellent composition.
TFS. : )

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-03-13 4:33]

Hallo Heinz,
das ist wohl ein Doppelstöcker.. präsentiert in goldenem Licht. Hervorragende Komposition und Farben. Spezielles Bild.
Liebe Grüsse

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-13 13:26]

Hello Heinz,
Excellent close capture of these two lovers. Details are magnificent showing patterns and colours beautifully. Very nicely cropped too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hallo Heinz,
gratuliere zu diesem Fang in seliger Umarmung.
Der Ausschnitt ist perfekt! Mit Dank und besten Grüßen,

Joli portrait de famille.
Bonne journée.

wow, toller "doppeldecker", heinz! :-)
wo hast du die beiden denn erwischt, bei dir daheim?
wunderschöne nahaufnahme - die augen sind wirklich klasse,
und die schleimig glänzende haut auch.
schön, dass du uns wieder regelmäßig mit deinen werken erfreust,
ich bin irgendwie immer noch am pausieren - neben dem schon
bemerkten urlaub ist mir der rechner mit den vorbereiteten
trek-photos abgeschmiert und ich war bisher zu faul, den back-up
zu bemühen, und viele neue photos habe ich im moment leider auch keine.
alles gute & bis bald mal wieder, thorsten.

nice closeup, TFS Ori

Dear Heinz
Thanks for sharing this beauty and your extensive, carefully researched notes.
I am adding your work to my theme "F r o g s"

The sharp details are remarkable and the colors make it a pleasure to view your work
Have a nice evening
Greetings from the Tzaneen Dam in Limpopo, South Africa

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