Nice, ugly mug you nailed here, The selective dof works well, although you have to go for f22 and the tripod if you want everything sharp. My only real nit is the missing toes. ALso, You shot from somewhere above him, casting shadows below. Bend down, lie down and shoot at his POV, and the impact will be much greater.
- carper (8439)
- [2004-08-26 14:22]
Really nice one Darren
I love it. Very good capture, good colours sharp good cropping, good dof, very good job you did
- PDP (11769)
- [2004-08-26 15:16]
Very nice toad shot. The shadow doesn't bother me but I agree about the toes. Still, it is a very nice clear portrait. Well captured.
- Lesley (2988)
- [2004-08-26 16:00]
What a great toad photo! Terrific lighting and nice detail. Well seen and rendered!
I wouldn't kiss this chap, not even against a guarantee of him turning into a handsome prince ;-)) Capture's nice and sharp, colours are good, but I would have preferred a bit more DOF. However, in possibly dark weather (rain?) and with shutter speed already down to 1/125 and flash on, there was probably not much to do to increase it - except using a tripod as suggested by Callie.
- elroyie (6439)
- [2004-08-26 16:16]
Very good and very sharp picture with very good details, it is just pitty that you didn't catch the whole legs, you should take the camera a little bit down.
- natbug (30)
- [2004-08-26 18:42]
Nice capture, Darren. Good DOF and wonderful detail. This toad was very patient with you! ;-)
I did a little looking around on the internet to see if I could find out what kind of toad you have here.... the closest I could find is the Bufo marinus; common name is marine toad or a cane toad. None of the photographs that I found on the internet were as good as your capture so it makes it a little tricky to do the ID. That and the fact that I very little knowledge about toads!! So, I could be wrong, but maybe there is someone else out there with a better toad background that could confirm this....
Anyway, regardless of the ID and without reiterating what has already been said in earlier comments, this is a great shot!
- TAZ (10926)
- [2004-08-27 1:39]
Cette photo de crapaud est vraiment sympa ! Bonne composition et belle luminosité.
Well done !
- japie (5187)
- [2004-08-27 5:05]
Very sharp image with good color. I hope you at least tried your luck with a kiss! My only problem is the missing toes but I still like the shot
- CaptiveLight (969)
- [2004-08-27 7:56]
Beautiful sharp detail on this guys head and eyes. Good neutral background to. Well done.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2004-08-27 22:43]
Very good Darren.
Nice colors , good DOF and good details
very good job.