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The Frog

The Frog
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Copyright: Alain Thibodeau (Athila) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-29
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S9600
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-09 17:29
Viewed: 3831
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I don't really know what kind of frog it is.
I took this picture at "Domaine Joly" in Québec. It's a touristic place about 100 years old with a lot of flowers and gardens. There was a small pound and under a small dock this frog was waiting for its portrait. My FinePix has an orientable LCD, so I lay down on my chest on the pier and aim the camera at the frog using the LCD tilted up so I could frame the subject. I did use the flash and a high ISO to maintain a good DOF. I know there some color noise in the image. I didn't care removing it to maintain sharpness at its best. The noise doesn't really bother me. I rather look at the frog than the noise.

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Hi Alain, very nice shot of the frog. Good detail. I like the duckweed surrounding the frog


Hello Alain

This looks like a Green frog Rana clamitans.
Very nice pose captured as it peeks out of the duckweed.
The colours are lovely and the framing and presentation are well done.
Very good detail.


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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-02-10 10:57]

this is almost comical :)
thanks for sharing

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2009-02-15 9:52]

Hello Alian .Great shot from the frog very good composition light detail and sharpnes .tfs, Greetings Teunie .

Quaaaaak - hey hey, this is a crazy guy.
I love this shot, Alain, it's a wonderful frog with fascinating golden eyes.
But I'm not sure if I would like to kiss him?!?
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Bonjour Alain,
Yes, there is noise here and there on the pic, but the overall view's quite pleasing, nice close-up portrait with clever use of flash and great colors. I especially like the eye contact and the face, excellent composition. Merci beaucoup.
Have a nice Sunday, László

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-05-04 3:20]

Hi Alain,
nice details of this fat croaking guy. good clarity on the eyes and lovely green water plants that enhances the beauty.
Well presented in good colours.


Hello Alain,
The enveloped duckweed around your frog subject really makes this a little more unique giving more visual appeal. Well done on this fun frog shot. :)

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