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Copyright: Hernan Tolosa (saguzar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-23
Categories: Amphibians
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-23 21:19
Viewed: 5252
Points: 90
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I take this one with Nelly (Yllen), she tell me about this frog in a flower in my grandmother house, and we take photos of this amphibious and snails.
We use a lamp to illuminate the scene, and my Kodak easy share C643 camera, using a magnifying glass as low power macro lens. The frog colaborate, I take the shots at only 6 or 7 cm aprox.
It´s incredible we have almost one month with temperetures in the morning near 0º C or less and seems that all life´s gone, but today temperatures reach 25º C at afternoon and insects and many animals appears. Where are they lurked????

Hyla pulchella

It´s a frog that lives in temporary lagoons, with rushes, serruchetas and ceibas; they are seen frequently adhered to the trunk of a tree, where they happen almost unnoticed. They have an occasional song that usually takes place by a change of climate or to the dawn and the dusk; and another one of reproduction by the end of August, November and December, half-full of March to May. The eggs remain adhered to plants and underneath the water. Its zone of distribution is the humid Pampas and the Argentine Mesopotamia.

Data: José M Gallardo, Anfibios argentinos, Biblioteca Mosaico, 1987.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-23 21:34]

Hello Hernan.
I love the expression on that little frog.
His pose peeking out of the flower is just adorable.
Excellent focus and exposure, making for a beautiful composition.
TFS. : )

Hola hernan!
I can imagine how eagerly you are awating the spring! Nice pose of the frog, good composition with the subject set against eye pleasing contrast of the flower and the dark background. Saludos,

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-08-24 0:54]

Hola Hernán!
Excelente captura, amigo! Muito bonita a foto e uma situação diferente! Ótimo trabalho!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-08-24 0:57]

Good surprise for us to discover this realy nice shot ! The little frog is cute in this pose. Good system with the lamp ;-) The result is great. Composition, colors, exposure, sharpness and DOF are super. Bravo Herman and TFS.

Hello Hernan,

Great portrait and composition.
Did you get yourself a digital camera? 'Cause this photo looks so smooth and fine, anyone would tell that this could be a scan.

Regards, Petru

Hello Hernan,
Really an artistic work here. Your model looks superb and should be so friendly to you. Your illuminating light is great here. With the black bg and white flower, this composition is impressive.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-08-24 6:37]

Hi Hernan,
You sure were very inventive to make this beautiful photo. I do see quite some noise and unsharp, but the pose and composition make me forget it.
Well done and TFS

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-24 7:31]

Hello Hernan,
beautiful shot, a lovely composition. This little frog looks so cute peaking across the rim of the flower. Great POV and wonderful focus on the frog.

Hello Herna, excllent Job, perfect details, Bg, POv DOF Perfect use of lighting , nice colour great work, TFS Kyle

Hi Hernan,
Excellent shot! The overall composition with the frog inside the flower is superb. Nice colors and sharp detail. This really is a very nice one.


aloha herman
excelent makro good detail!

Cool shot Hernan, I like it!
Out of time back, later..

que bonitos detalhes, luz e cor! Acho que a nota está muito fixe eu também quero! A rã é memo muito pequena!
Thanks Ana:)

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-24 17:49]
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Hola Hernan,
Preciosa foto, no ya sólo por la ranita que es linda, sino por el conjunto que forma la flor blanca contra el fondo negro. Muy bonita esta foto.
José M.

No hay duda que algo le da un toque para ver atodas las ranas arbores de la zona y no puedo ver ninguna para hacer una toma!!! las veo cuando no tengo la camara (cosa rara).
Excelente composicion asomandose en el borde de la cala (aracea) con una iluminacion acertada.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-08-24 20:10]

Hola Hernan
Se quedo muy buena la composicion de tu foto, me gusta el fondo a medio com el blanco i lo casi negro..
Perfecto en la pose el anuro.

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  • Oz1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
  • [2006-08-24 23:08]

Hi Hernan,
Very good shot !
Great composition,beautifull BG and POV!
very good on details and colors!
keep going and TFS!!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-08-25 3:49]

Hola Hernan!
Fantastic picture! What a tropical composition - frog and flower - I love it! Excellent post my friend.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-25 10:02]

Felicitaciones mi amigo.... gran imagen, sin dudas.
Saludos... Ricardo

Composition: *****
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
Lighting ****
DOF: ****
POV: *****
Note: ***

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-08-26 7:41]

Hello Hernan,
Very interesting capture.I liked lighting,POV,details and composition a lot.

Hello Hernan
Nice closeup of this little frog. You did well using your lamp, the lighting turned out well. I know spring is on the way to you. Our leaves are starting to turn yellow up north.
TFS Janice

Gorgeous composition Herman!
So little the frog you've captured.
Great DOF and POV as well as the sharpess achieved.
Very well done.
Thanks for sharing.
My best regards.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-08-28 21:18]

Hello Hernan

Wonderful photograph. The lighting is superb.Very nice composition and POV.Lovely BG.TFS


Interesting use of a magnifying lens, well done.
Very nice composition and exposure.
Great sharpness.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-29 15:28]

Lovely shot. Great POV, lovely details. Set off nicely with the dark BG. Very cute as well

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-08-29 23:15]

Cool frog picture Hernan, it's funny but beautiful. A great capture. Good work.


Todo un mérito el control de luz, el punto de vista y la calidad de las texturas, teniendo en cunta las condiciones y el equipamiento.
Felicidades, me alegra mucho que vayas domando la Kodak. Saludos.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-09-03 10:10]

what a cute little frog, hernan! :-)
nice close-up and well composed with him looking out of
his flowery home.
i like the dark mood and the sad expression on the frog -
looks like he wishes it was warm again.
well seen & captured, thorsten.

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2006-09-11 22:07]

Ciao Carino:
¿No te había criticado esta foto? Muy buena captura con gran nitidez en la imágen. Ecxelente iluminación! como así también los colores y la pose de la ranita, que colaboró como modelo. Muy buena e interesante tu nota.
Un baccio.

Wonderful capture Hernan,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
superb colours, lighting and exposure. The POV is good.
Well composed and excellent notes.
Thanks for posting, have a great end to the week.

vaya, tanto trabajo! valio la pena. la iluminacion ayudo mucho. el contraste entre el fondo y la flor es perfecto. que suerte la tuya yo hasta ahora puedo encontrar un anfibio para fotografiar. los escucho, pero no las veo.

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-09-22 20:41]

wow!!! pues poco puedo agregar aca. me ha gustado mucho la composicion. los colores y el contraste estan fatales!

Hi Hernan,
TFS this, it certainly another learning point for me. Light source is perfect, it brings out the DOF and BG very well.
Thanks again.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-12-04 12:05]

Hello Hernan,

What a surprise !!! It is the first time I see a frog being by itself within a flower!!! You got a great pov and did well with the focus... I like also the black bg enhancing the scene!

Great job and TFS,


Great shot, Hernan. Even more impressive as you have had to invent a macro facility and shoot with less than ideal equipment. Extremely well done. Paul.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-12-30 10:07]

Hi Herhan, I like the way you portrait this picture, I just read that reptiles and frogs and quicly disappearing en some species are threatened. So I decided to give more replys on good images on frogs, so here the green smiley.
Thanks for the picture and the details. Reina

Hola Hernan !
HAce tiempo q no te visitaba !!!
Felicidades por tan fabulosa photo.
muy buena compo... aunque la noto un poquito noisy, esta muy bien lograda.

unfuerte abrazo

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-04-07 1:33]

Wow Hernán, what a super surprise. I love your picture, and that little frog looks so good sitting in the lily. Well done

Hello Hernan!
This is very nice picture, I like a lot a composition, details and POV. It was to be a really small tree frog if it is so small that this falower is a few times bigger that amphibian :)
Best greetings from Poland!

You made a marvellous photo, the frog must be very small (about 1cm?) but you managed to get great depth of field and sharpness. Colors are superb.
Will I ever be able to make some photo alike? :'''(


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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-06-04 13:17]

This is an adorable shot. Very cute and well framed. There is a bit of noise and that is the only thing that keeps this shot from being excellent. The sharpness and composition is right on.

Hello Hernan,
What a lovely frog, very nice image, good colors and POV

Hello Hernan,
Nice compo. Good light.
Well done

Holla Ernan! Volvi a postar en TN e como siempre vengo a visitarte..tus photos san magnificas. Pronto voy a postar una muy parecicida con esta perereca! Linda!

Excelente Hernan, una maravilla de momento!!!
(Como se activa esa opción)

Hello Hernan,
Excelent capture !

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