Big eyed into 2010
- Hussain58 (4745)
- [2009-12-30 2:51]
Hope you'll be fine. What a cute posture of a cutie cute forest/tree frog. What impressed me most besides this fantastic photo, is your NEW YEAR message/greetings for the TN members. I really do appreciate the sincerity and love which oozes out of every word. This indeed is a wonderful photo and the frog as innocent as you have described it.....really enjoyed it all and in return wish you and your family a brand new year...take care...warmest regards/Abid
- robindb (1420)
- [2009-12-30 2:51]
Ek sien jy hou by die Sony!!!
Goed gesien en geneem met die mooi glimlag vir die volgende jaar. Ek hoop dit bring vir julle alles wat julle begeer in gesondheid, geluk en liefde.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-12-30 2:57]
This is really an amazing photo. As you say in your note it steals your heart. These eyes and smile are irresistible. The frontal POV is gorgeous.
A perfect photo! Thanks.
Wishing all the best for 2010 to you and your family,
- KOMSIS (10674)
- [2009-12-30 3:07]
Thanks for your wishes for the New Year ...
Very nice composition.Forest Tree Frog has a special pose.
Best wishes, for New Year,
- nasokoun (62)
- [2009-12-30 3:08]
excellent "photo finish"
Wish you all the best for the new year!
- manyee (23770)
- [2009-12-30 4:12]
What an adorable pose for this beautiful green frog. Very apt title.
The details are amazing, and the light brings out the brilliant colors.
The white wall (?) BG sets off the subject perfectly.
Thanks for sharing this cheerful amphibian and Happy New Year to you and yours as well.
- uleko (10940)
- [2009-12-30 4:21]
A lovely view of this adorable little Tree Frog clinging on to the wall with its suction pads! Fantastic details and wonderful colours.
Thanks for the past year and I wish you Happiness and Health in the coming year!
Kind regards, Ulla
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2009-12-30 4:23]
very nice, looks as if this one is posing for you, i have tried shooting this amphibian a couple of times but couldnt get good results. i loved the pose, the point of view and the composition,
tfs & regards
wish you a happy new year 2010.
- alin-m (1773)
- [2009-12-30 4:28]
Another one of the best photos from 2009 on TrekNature.
Congratulations and I wish you a very happy new year full of joy.Alin.
- flashpoint (28008)
- [2009-12-30 4:29]
you have reason ... me is appeared a smile on his lips seeing this delicious postures of green frog is of good omen for the new year for a universal Contagion of happiness
happy 2010 to you Anna and your family
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2009-12-30 4:41]
this is a super sharpness picture of this beauty
i like this frog ,great details and lovely pose
a Happy New Year Anna and your Family
- anel (40574)
- [2009-12-30 4:43]
Your choice was right, what a cute little frog! I tried to kiss him, but no prince..it doesn't matter, because the plaesure to look at it as frog is big enough.
Excellent shot and very kind note.
I return to you and Loot my best wishes for a Happy and Rich New Year
- xTauruSx (788)
- [2009-12-30 5:35]
A beautiful Forest Tree Frog portrait Anna. Superb in all aspects. TFS and regards,
- foozi (25839)
- [2009-12-30 6:13]
really a very cute shot. Besides the cuteness of the frog, it is well manifested in the sharpness and clarity of the photo.
the texture and the colours are very compatible and harmonizes with the background.
such a lively view and the slanting pose is very effective in making this shot attractive.
well thought and excellent composition of this neat and simple subject.
The simplicity becomes the immediate attraction.congratulations on the wonderful picture and coming new year...looking forward for those beauty in your camera.
- hansh (2762)
- [2009-12-30 6:15]
You have captured this little frog in a adorable way.
The way how he looks at you, the sharpness and the POV,
A great performance and my compliments for it.
- lousat (65489)
- [2009-12-30 6:16]
Hi Anna,a very curious frog position...eehehe...and a wonderful pic whit a top quality of sharpness and colors.Not easy a great result like that in the night!Fantastic idea to close this year!I wish you all the best for the new year coming and thanks a lot for your work on TN!Luciano.
- goatman04 (10573)
- [2009-12-30 7:05]
An excellent capture with beautiful colors, sharpness & POV. Very nicely taken, presented & composed. TFS & A Happy New Year to you!
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2009-12-30 7:20]
what a funny photo of this Forest Tree Frog wih a fine frontal POV
and his wonderful glance on you, it make my smile and laugh,
superb focus sharpnes and details of its body,
Happy and Healthy Year 2010 also for you and for Loot,
- marius-secan (29598)
- [2009-12-30 7:20]
Great close up. Wonderful colours and exceptinal clarity.
Impressive focus and sharpness. This photo is one of the best I have seen with frogs.
I appreciate your excellent New Year message.
I wish you the best in the New Year 2010!!!
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2009-12-30 8:24]
this is perfect for this time - I had a Christmas-card several years ago - also with this frog and with a Santa's hat on ;-)
I love the colours of this frog - and it has such a nice glance. The eyes are so impressive. Thanks, I would like to see such a one with my own eyes ...
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- matatur (5312)
- [2009-12-30 9:58]
Hoo, this is so cute and cuddly Anna, never saw a more lovely hylid frog in my life! The substrate looks a little out of the ordinary but the stance of the frog and that funny face are outstanding! The finely adjusted DOF, focus and exposure are all hallmarks of expertise. Thanks for this fine image MF,and a Happy New Year to you too!
- matteo86 (942)
- [2009-12-30 10:06]
wow this is so cool shot!
now is my fav.
Very well done..perfect scene and colors
I wish you a happy new year
- Pentaxfriend (8048)
- [2009-12-30 11:05]
Sharpnes, details, colors and POV are PERFECT
Happy and Healthy 2010
- caspian (1342)
- [2009-12-30 11:39]
Accompanied by vivid and bright colors eye-catching shots of a beautiful frog.
Lens focused very large eyes and smiling lips cute image of a tree frog.
Timing, light, perspective, clarity ... everything with a very successful photo.
Thanks for sharing.
- sranjan (5784)
- [2009-12-30 11:45]
Wow, what a shot Anna! This is a perfect example of one to one interaction & an eye contact with the animal & the photographer. I have dedicated a photgraph to you (Loot & you) too on http://www.treknature.com/gallery/photo226034.htm
Wish you all a very happy New Year 2010
- bedri (1284)
- [2009-12-30 12:24]
Excellent Anna, congratulations and TFS.
Happy new year..
- cicindela (9226)
- [2009-12-30 13:42]
Perfect photo Anna!
This tree frog looks great! The pose, the sharpness, the colouration and composition are first class! My best congratulation!!!
All the best for you and your family in 2010!
- jaycee (25460)
- [2009-12-30 15:19]
I can't help but smile as I look at this adorable frog. Not only are the eyes and the pacman smile wonderful but the pose is fantastic. It seems to be copying the positions of the glamor girls from WWII. A very healthy and happy New Year to you and Loot.
- CatherineD (14097)
- [2009-12-30 15:22]
What a fantastic tree frog, with a irresistible smile... I'm not sure that the prince inside it could have such a smile! Composition and colors and so nice too.
I wish you all the best for the New Year! Thanks for your generous and so friendly note,
- eng55 (5892)
- [2009-12-30 16:06]
I think he is smiling for ending 2009:)It was a hard year for the world.This is a wonderful image.Sharpness,details and lighting are amazing.Excellent POV,framing and composition.Very well done!
I wish a Happy and Healty New year for you and your family.
Thanks for posting..
- jlinaresp (17292)
- [2009-12-30 16:08]
Perfect management of light to photograph this nice frog. Very good angle of capture. A job very well managed.
I wish a Happy New Year 2010 to you and your whole family.
- cirano (13609)
- [2009-12-30 16:41]
This is indeed wonderful photo.The colors,sharpness and details are excellent.Very well done...
Happy New year!
- zulfu (43)
- [2009-12-30 23:31]
Hello Anna, cute and technically perfect shot in all aspects.
Thanks for all and i also wish you Happy New Year!
TFS and G's,
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2009-12-31 1:15]
Ciao Anna, great capture of cute creature with beautiful eyes, lovely pose, splendid colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, Happy New Year 2010, ciao Silvio
- ingridshaul (0)
- [2009-12-31 1:18]
I am absolutely delighted to see this photo
of a Forest Tree Frog. I am reading a book about Animal Behaviour - and apparently recent studies have revealed - Forest Frogs (when living near a river)are waving a foot to signal their ownership of a particular territory to other males.
This behaviour evolved, because living near water their voice would not be heard...
I like the way you tightly controlled the depth of field forcing the viewer to "look deep" into your frog-prince's eyes.
A beautiful frog - perfectly presented.
Best wishes - especially good health - for 2010
Greetings from a hot Limpopo
- Mikolaj (4452)
- [2009-12-31 1:50]
Hello Anna! Amazing frog. Wonderful scene. Superb contrast and sharpness. Nice light and colours. Good work. Happy New Year!
- maurydv (36428)
- [2009-12-31 5:05]
what a fantastic macro shot of this lovely Tree Frog, outstanding sharpness and incredible detail, marvellous colours, excellent POV and composition.
Yes, its smile is really contagious.
I wish you and your family a Healthy and Happy New Year
Thanks for your wonderful pictures and very interesting notes too.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-12-31 5:09]
At the end of this year, you've uploaded one of your best and incredible posting MF Anna. Adorable... cute:)))
Thanks for this, your hearty friendship and all your contributions for 2009
and I also wish you and your family a happy and healthy 2010!
- gjoess (738)
- [2009-12-31 5:33]
Amazing close up of this cute frog. Lovely DOF and colours. Nice work
- horias (11033)
- [2009-12-31 6:09]
I wish you a happy, healthy and successful new year 2010!
- loot (11276)
- [2009-12-31 6:54]
Hi Porky (sorry I meant Miss Piggy).
Ok, you know what I said when I downloaded this photo and I saw it for the first time.
Great stuff if you can remember, because I can't, but I remember I was spellbound.
Perhaps even slightly shocked. This is truly an amazing shot. The image is so clear,
so magnificently sharp, so breathtakingly beautiful, so brilliantly captivating, so darn
well captured that I was jealous. The "competition" is heating up and you know how
my brother mocks me by telling me that I need to go and get lessons from you. Now
this shot nearly convinced me that he is right and I need to book my classes (chuckle).
No, seriously, personally I believe this is perhaps the best image you ever captured.
I just love it to bits. That mesmerising smile, those innocent big eyes, that little right
hand peculiarly grabbing the wall, the ultra sharp subject showing every bit of the tiny
frog's skin in all its intricate textures, and the eco friendly colours which are the cherry
on the top of the cake. Talking about cake, after such blatant flattery I sincerely hope
that I'm going to get something special for the New Years Eve (chuckle). No, I'm only
yoking as I am accustomed to be spoiled rotten with your fantastic cooking skills.
I hope you will receive all those things you've mentioned in your notes for 2010. I.e.
health, love, beauty, wisdom, generosity, happiness, joy, and the best of all you wish.
Very well done.
- jignasi (27917)
- [2009-12-31 7:49]
primero decirte que has cambiado mucho con ese nuevo look :-) Particularmente creo que tenias una fisonomia muy atractiva, por lo que ahora tendremos que verte desde un plano más cercano para opinar jejeje.
Nos presentas un relajado y atractivo trabajo para acabar el año, con una iluminación bien trabajada y por lo tanto con los colores bien resueltos también. La pose del batracio es de lo más original.
Me gustan también tus intenciones de cara al próximo año que ya tenemos aquí. Yo pediría que todos colaborásemos en algo y aportar nuestra pequeña esperiencia para que todo mejore.
A ver si a estas alturas del tiempo seguiremos con los mismos problemas sociales de hace 2000 años... y es que realmente deberíamos aprender mucho de los animales que fotografiamos.
Un abrazo, buena Noche Vieja y feliz 2010 te desea desde España: Josep Ignasi Tejedor i Boned.
- dougsphotos (849)
- [2009-12-31 8:05]
What a great, funny photo of this adorable little frog!! Indeed, may his smile catch on and spread a little new year joy around all our TN friends for a prosperous and healthy New Year for one and all.
TFS, and my best wishes to you and yours!
- Nasarg (221)
- [2009-12-31 9:37]
Hello there Anna,
Have a happy celebration of New year!
Wow! what a nice, clear and sharp capture of this little frog. Very cute, colorful and excellent eye contact. :-) TFS.
- Argus (50626)
- [2010-01-01 5:23]
A Happy New Year Anna!
I wish you health and happiness this coming year.
What better way yo welcome the New Year than to do it with this wonderful image of a positive looking Tree Frog!
You caught him in a fine pose with excellent use of flash to show his face and eyes from the front with superb sharpness and colours.
As frogs are most affected by our effect on the environment this is a fine hopeful posting with regard to the future of the biodiversity on our planet.
All the best for 2010 to you and Loot,
- FunkyMunky (3154)
- [2010-01-02 5:31]
Thank you very much for the New Years message. What a great photo to bring across your message, let us all enter 2010 with eyes wide open ready for any opportunity that may present itself.
Once again, a very nice macro shot, true colors and sharp focus and a unique pose from our froggy friend!
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2010-01-02 7:35]
Thanks so much for this wonderful greeting, my dear Anna.I wish the same to you and your loved ones.
This is one of the most beautiful shots I've seen till date.The expression (or should I call it pose) is simply stunning!
- fthsm (3689)
- [2010-01-02 9:14]
Thanks for great thoughts and words about new year. I wish the same for you and also hope to see some more great photos from that part of the world taken with your camera.
Best Regards and Happy New Year
- rommel (3628)
- [2010-01-02 21:33]
Best to yourself and Loot for 2010.Brilliant close up of this tree frog with spot on exposure showing interesting colouration and a great pose.Well done and TFS.
- yasemin (1578)
- [2010-01-03 8:23]
What a fantastic pose and great presentation....Excellent catch with amazing pose...Details and notes very impressive...TFS.
All the best in 2010...
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2010-01-03 16:50]
A cute and nicely composed image of this gorgeous little frog, showing super fine detail and beautiful colors. With a facial expression like that it's hard not to imagine that they have a personality all of their own. He really does look as though he's smiling at you. Well done!!
- rousettus (19818)
- [2010-01-04 17:18]
sorry for my silence. I was usually away from internet since my trips and formal meetings. I came back yesterday and firsty I wish a happy new year and healty and nice days in 2010 for you and Loot and other family members.
This is really excellent capture of lovely tree frog and wonderful greeting card. sharp focus, composition, exposure and colors wonderful, but also eyes contact perfect. thanks for sharing this beauty with a great notes and kind words. best regards
Hey dear Anna,
Unfortunately I missed this one, but what a incredible wonderful image!
We can see every fine and crisp texture in its body and the frog pose is lovely, so cute.
You did a very good job and thanks for show us this beauty of nature.
PS: Sorry about my ignorance, but how can I add images in some themes like you did with my last post? ( Metallic wonders of nature 2)
- bartove (7772)
- [2010-01-05 23:10]
The Image is so lovely very nice composition I love these delicate frogs.
In my garden also has a similar look in those colors.
All the best for 2010 to you and your family,
- waylim (1765)
- [2010-01-08 18:44]
What a funny and talented little guy, I love it, the way he is holding on to the wall with its legs, like a suction cup. Great clarity, good sharpness, beuatiful colors. I also love the expression on his face. Adorable. What a way to march into 2010 with watchful eyes.
- Mamagolo2 (3124)
- [2010-01-10 1:22]
Yes, what can I say other that this is a fantastic, awesome, stunning shot. We have the same camera and yet I just cannot take macro shots like this. I've tried and tried so the next time we meet we have to spend some time together so that you can teach me how to do it. This is an absolutely amazing shot!!
And may you be blessed this year with GOOD HEALTH, lot's of joy and laughter. and thank you for your wonderful friendship.
- vmukherjee (1472)
- [2010-01-10 20:59]
Nice shot with excellent sharpness and details. The diagonal composition looks good. And the red eyes go really well with the green body. Happy new year to you too.
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2010-01-12 14:15]
I'm still wondering what did you said to this little fella to have him looking to you in that way!!! :-)
An incredible capture, not only for the pose got, but also for the colours and rich textures got on it.
I want to wish you too all the best in this 2010.
My compliments and thanks for share.
- delpeoples (58)
- [2010-01-14 14:32]
Hi Anna, thanks for your kind welcome to TN, what an eye opener! This smiley little guy is wonderful. I love the golden sheen off his legs and the amazing detail - and personality! you've captured. Congratulations and a Happy New Year to you too, Lisa
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2010-01-16 17:40]
Frist. Many thanks for Your kind words in My last Post.
Second. Sorry!! I miss this one.
Third. WOW. What a beautiful photo You have here Anna. such a little and lovely Frog. Just look at his face, Looks so happy to be alive and pose just for You, I am sure You also gave a warm smile to her.
Hope You and your dear husband Lott have the most beautiful Year, full healt and happiness.
- Art_R (3892)
- [2010-01-20 9:05]
Hi Anna , a Happy New year to you as well ;-)
what a beautiful frog to see , we have no such critter here , our frogs are small , camouflaged and very very hard to find , even if they are croaking right in front of you ;-)
there are many things to like about this photo , a cute subject , with a great pose , sharp focus / detail , a good angular composition... my favorite here is the use of the flash , it highlighted the frog so well , it also 'moistened' it's texture , and gave the overall composition a nice depth via a white to black graduation running from corner to corner. a great presentation. thanks for sharing it.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2010-01-23 23:14]
You are brilliant photographer and next your award will be Canon 1D Mark IV and new 70-200 II. Bravo. Outstanding shot. I am impressed a lot. Details and colours as well as POV and composition are exceptional. My congratulations and thanks for brilliant masterpiece.
- erve (620)
- [2010-02-12 3:23]
lovely macro shot, your cybershot has really shone here!
nice vivid tones, excellent sharpness and details and perfectly captured quirky pose. I love the enquisitive look in his slightly tilted head.
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2010-03-02 22:33]
Hi Anna ,
What a nice shot,
So interesting macro.
- plutonexx (2011)
- [2010-04-12 1:38]
ahahahah!this very nice and funny frog,
beautiful shot great detail and light,
- Sascha-Steinau (1620)
- [2010-05-24 16:36]
what a funny froggy you show us here.
It´s so cute and a I think about the quality of you picture we have to lose no words.
Thanks for showing!
- extramundi (13178)
- [2010-08-02 11:02]
This photo has it all, the cuttiest subject, a nice pose and a great composition. The gradient from white to black, from a corner to the other is just awsome.
The perfect exposure makes the rest: details, colours, textures.
I will keep in my favs.
PD: I can't wish you a happy new year now, but happy new summer :)
- chudy (899)
- [2011-02-21 13:47]
Excellent photo, super the sharpness, beautiful natural colours and the interesting pose of the little frog.
I am greeting
- chrimakris (26007)
- [2012-09-09 20:56]
Fantastic photo Anna! The pose, the composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!
- Ingrid1 (0)
- [2013-07-04 9:54]
Hallo my romantic friend,
This guy is a real charmer!
Thanks so much for contributing it to the group. Your photo is really special and enhances the theme.
Thanks and good night