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Frog and Wasp

Frog and Wasp
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Copyright: Billy C Banks (K9madtex) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 67 N: 278] (1022)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-22
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, Canon 70 - 200 f2.8L IS USM, Canon 72mm UV Haze
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-23 9:37
Viewed: 3425
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 25
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Some friends and I were doing some volunteer work at San Angelo State Park to clean up the trails and such. When we were through I grabbed my camera and went looking for photo opportunities. I found this pickerel Frog in the bird bath hanging out with his buddy the wasp. The frog did not even notice the wasp except once when the wasp stepped on his eye. That did not even bother him much. This was my first chance to use my new camera lens. Canon 70-200mm IS with a 2X II Extender. I really like this new lens. It probably won't come off my camera for a while.

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Hi fantastic shot with exellent timing
well focused nice colours
I like it very much

Hi Billy,

What a great capture. You are lucky my friend to shoot a photo like this. Wonderful colors. Sharp with fine details. Nice colors. Good POV and BG. Regards and TFS Bob

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-09-23 11:07]

Small Frog or huge Wasp - either way a great capture...
Good detail and colors, too! Well done! Cheers, Klaus

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-09-23 11:53]

Hi Billy,
very funny and amazing picture.
Excellent details. Natural and beautiful colors. Great shot!


Hi Billy,
this is a most interesting looking photo.I think you might think it strange but I like the wasp better than the frog.That is because the wasp has better detail and colour than has the frog.I read your intro and let me say I'm proud that you are with the armed services of the USA for that I commend you and wish you and yours get the positive results that will enable peace in our world as it is good for us and our wild friends.So in in short you and your mates make the world a better place,thanks for your upload and thanks for helping make our world a bit better. Bob

What a fun shot! How unusual...and very cool.
Wonderful focus. I like that lens and I don't blame you a bit for sticking with it for a while. :)

Nice capture Billy, love the detail in the wasp, nice and sharp, well seen Cheers Rick

Hey! Your frog is bigger than mine ;)
What a unique photo, really like it.
The composition and POV are excellent.
Very good exposure, color, and details also..They almost look like good buddies here ;}
Very well done.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-10-01 18:48]

Hello Billy,
Very unique capture with great focus and exposure, thanks for sharing.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-14 6:18]

Hi Billy.
Your new lens is one of the best and first using of it is excellent. Very rare scene. The frog cannot do not see the wasp. It also has the superb "fish-eye" lens. I like POV a lot as well as the framing of the picture, excellent rich colours and details. Bravo and my best wishes.

ciao Billy

The shot gave back! !!!!!! excellent capture with details colors and timing

cheers sERGIO

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-11 9:00]

Hello Billy ! Great shot, it's sharp and the exposure is fine. Well done ! I have this lens too and it's really very good ! Thanks !


hi billy
good picture
interesting behaviour but sharpness could be better


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