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Climbing...and then resting :)

Climbing...and then resting :)
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Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-18
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, Hoya Close-Up 52mm +1, +2, +4
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): !!! STOLEN PHOTOS !!! I, Your favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-03 3:39
Viewed: 4928
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 86
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello everybody and a warm "Happy New Year!" to you all!!!

This is my first post as a European Union citizen...and i have to be honest and say i have mixed emotions about that, just like i do about this photo (are you not tired of climbing tree-frogs?)

I'm sorry for my inactivity these past few days, but as i mentioned before, i was up in the mountains, where i had the most horrible weather possible: RAIN! [it melted all the snow and it would have wet all my equipment if i would have gone out for shooting :(( ].

Anyway, this particular photo was taken during one of my past trips last year, a trip to that lovely place called Cefa where i found a lot of beautiful dragonflies, damselflies and frogs :)

I also posted a Workshop, showing the same Hyla Arborea male while resting, but i liked the moving photo a bit better...it felt more dynamic :)

Hope you'll like it :)

EXIF data:
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Filter: Hoya Close-up +1
Focal Length: 175mm (35mm equiv.)
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Exposure Bias: -1.3
ISO: 100
F-Stop: f/7.1
Flash: Yes (power: -2)
Support: Handheld
TOD: about 6PM

jcoowanitwong, mikou, Alex99, scottevers7, red45, uleko, Bufo, marhowie, TAZ, peter_stoeckl, SunToucher, cedryk, anel, jeanpaul, hester, Hil, parvulescubio, Shoot_Score, lovenature, SkyF, PDP, coasties, loot has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Shoot_Score: thank you very much, jay!horia 1 10-01 03:04
To Shoot_Score: HNYhoria 4 01-09 03:53
To claudine: climbing frogshoria 1 01-05 09:55
To Evelynn: about the climate :(horia 4 01-04 17:39
To Bufo: a reason for mixed feelingshoria 3 01-03 16:56
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Hi Horia
Wonderful shot for the moment, is very nice.
Happy new year for you too.
Bests regards, Jorge

Hello Horia.
We have a holiday too and I've just returned from my village to Bursa city. It was fantastic and we had really very nice rest.
Your shots (main photo and ws) are really very nice. You have caught it vry well, like everytime. I like your note too. Great job. Bravo and TFS.
Greetings and all bests for 2007.

Hi Horia,
As sharp and beautiful as always. Nice pose and vivid colors. Great composition and exposure.
Also Happy New Year,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-03 4:45]

Magnífico Horia, buenos detalles y Pov. compo y encuadre,excelentes... buen año, saludos

Hello Horia,
Excellent action well captured!
I like how your green little friend is using his fine technique to get to the top...
Good light, great colours and fine details in this well composed image!
Pablo -

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-01-03 6:06]

Hi Horia.
Beautiful your capture these frog in action.Details and colours are amazing.Very good angle look and primarily perfect composition.Nicely done!
TFS and greetings.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-03 6:09]

Hi Horia,
Great to see this climber in action and resting. Lovely image with wonderful light and colors.
Best regards, José M.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-03 6:11]

Parece una escaladora profesional... sólo le falta el arnés y las sogas!!!.
Otra excelente captura de una rana, la cual imagino también deberá recibir su pasaporte europeo ;~)
Me gustan los detalles de su piel perfectamente iluminados (perfecta combinación del Bias -1.3 y el flash -2) y con el foco exacto, brindando una imagen muy nítida, con el encuadre ideal.
Me gusta también la imagen del workshop.
Bravo querido amigo!.
Mis mejores saludos y Feliz 2007!!!

It seems a professional climber... only lack her the harness and the ropes!!!.
Another excellent capture of a frog, which I imagine will also receive their European passport ;~)
I like the details of their perfectly illuminated skin (perfect combination of Bias -1.3 and the flash -2) and with the exact focus, offering a very razor sharp image, with the ideal framing.
I also like the image of the workshop.
Bravo dear friend!.
My best regards and Happy 2007!!!

Great shot, the texture of the frogs skin is beautifully captured here.
Great sharpness and of course the composition is a winner.
Well done.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-03 6:59]

Hi Horia.
We are not tired of climbing tree-frogs and even of your climbing-frog pictures .
Excellent done shot with amazing captured moment and beautiful pictured model. Your using the lights is perfect at highest range. Superb reflection of the colours and texture of the frog. The shadow from it is charming too. Amazedly shadowed and illuminated BG supplements the frog image nicely. I also like the cropping and framing of your perfect shot. BRAVO, my dear friend and best wishes in 2007 and EU too.

Hi Horia,
I like the climbing version much better myself. Good exposue has brought out nice rich color saturation and good detail. The texture of the sking is welll detailed here. A nice one!

Nice action capture. Great light and shadow.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-01-03 8:42]

Hello Horia!

Congratulations, new EU citizen :-)
Your favourite subject, I think. Taken perfectly, in very interesting pose, good colours and light. Slightly camouflaged commando member :-) All the best to you in 2007 my friend!

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-01-03 8:44]
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Hi Horia,
makes you wonder what he thinks to find up there. Maybe he feared large amounts of snow for the winter yet to come ;-)
As in your previous climbing frog post, I think it is an amazing display. These images are rare. The shadow is an extra add to the pic.

I don't know about your mixed feelings about joining the EU, but besides the fact that all european citizens are welcome to benefit from the advantages of being a member, I fear for the countryside nature in eatern europe. In other 'new member' countries you already see a great loss of nature values, due to european subsidies. Agree, farmers should also get a proper income, but there should also be thought about preserving nature. In my country most money of nature conservation goes to getting back what once was there.
Hmm, this is getting a political issue. Let's not bother you about that.
Keep on going making those darn good pictures in 2007!!
Cheers, Jacob

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-03 8:58]

Hello Horia,
I'm certainly tired of EU at times but I'll never tire of seeing this wonderful frog! I like the pose you've captured here, it's sharp and the light is beautiful. Excellent composition!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Horia.
I like the crawling pose and contrast of color the tree bark provides. Well composed closeup..Nice and sharp, great detail and color too..
ribbit, ribbit :)
Have a Great Day!

Hi Horia,
I saw immediately it was yours...:-)
Very good compo. The moving one is better like you mentioned.
It is a great animal indeed.
If you ever have to shoot in the rain; selfmade transparent plastics can be very helpful.
Thanks for sharing...looking forward to your next post...

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-01-03 12:02]

Hello Horia,
I like very much your nice climber. Me too I prefer the moving photo than the other in WS...
The "+++" : subject, pose, sharpness, DOF, OOF background, exposure, colors, composition...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations my friend and TFS.

Hello Horia,
very nice and optimistic picture, good to see Hyla arborea on the move! Once living in Europe in abundance, it has become a rare species in many parts of the continent.
I am always looky to meet one of its kind.
Beautiful strong light from the side creates a well modelling shadow. Thank you for this beautiful presentation!
Happy New Year to you, too,
and best regards,

Hi Horia,
Sorry to hear that you trip up the mountains didn't turn out as you hoped for. Anyway, it is good to see you back in one piece. Before I forget, a happy 2007 to you as well. I am not getting tire of climbing tree frogs at all. Especially when they are captured like this. Awesome colors and light and great details.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-01-03 14:13]

Hello Horia,
It's a very nice close-up composition. The frog could be sharpened a bit but that's a minor thing. Otherwise all perfect.
Best greetings!!!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-01-03 14:14]

Hi Horia,
On TN I dicovered that frogs are very photogenic. And I also discovered that sometimes they climb on trees. This one looks as it would climb on a mountain! Again a nice frog-composition from you. And Happy new year, Horia
A not European-Union citizen :-(

Happy New Year to you too. I hope your weather isn't caused by global warming. It seems to be strange world wide this season. Oregon is often wet but this year is ridiculous. We are about to float away. I like your frog shots, Horia. Are the frogs and other amphibians under as much stress as they are here? This is a nice well exposed and composed image.

Evelynn : )

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-03 22:27]

Hello Horia

A beautiful shot of this tree frog.The colours are outstanding.Excellent DOF and POV.The composition is very well done, treefrogs = climbing trees, you have captured this action well.TFS


Hi Horia, great capture, well done!!!
A great 2007!!!

bonjour horia
pas besoin de corde pour grimpper!
couleurs tres vives,bonne netteté.
avec une pointe de beurre persillé,ses pattes feraient un vrai regal...ha ha ha.

Wonderfull composition showing skin textures with good low angle light to boost contrast detail, would be nice to have seen some eye contact great detail on the rocks good image quality rgds Necip.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-04 14:07]

Hi Horia

Another of your stunning posts. As ever you have captured clear, sharp details and stunning colours. Great pose from the fog.

If it makes you feel better - it rained on nearly every one of my days off work as well :(



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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-01-04 18:41]

Hi Horia,

Superb shot, really nice composition and its a great pose you have captured with the Frog Climbing, very good details and really nice well saturated colours.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-01-04 19:03]

Hello Horia ! What a wonderful little creature you caught there. Lovely composition and technically very strong. Well done and happy New Year !


Hi Horia,

Wonderful shot for the moment.


Lovely and athletic pose of you Hyla.
I'm not tired of climbing frog!!

!! Welcome to Europe !!

I know many peoples from Romania living here in Italy, and they are all good peoples.

Bye (ciao ciao),

Hello Horia,
This is so funny!!! How do you manage to catch climbing frogs??? I never saw one doing that in my life! Details, POV, colors and composition are really good. This is an original and beautiful post. Thanks,
No time to read the notes but I'll be back

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-01-05 12:37]

Hola Horia.- Bella Ranita en color verde, me agrada la pose, como si fuera escalando esa roca. Foto muy nitida. Saludos Luis52.

sal Horia
detalii perfecte, imagine superba.

toate cele bune, Lucian.

Hello Horia,
Very nice pic, shows very good details and colours, gives perfectly the climbing sensation. Great portrait.

Hello Horia and Happy New Year to you too.
I love this beautiful green tree frog, he is such a beautiful colour and is climbing in such a unique pose. The detail, colours and sharpness is excellent. Frogs are so cute!!!
TFS Janice

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-01-08 10:07]

Hello Horia,
a Happy New Year to you!
Very good shot, sharp details and very good colors. I like the action pose, and the wonderful textures in this composition.
Very well done.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-01-08 13:38]

Après cet arbre, le Cervin !
Bonne journée.

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2007-01-09 18:16]

Hello Horia, this is very nice. The placement of the frog is perfect here - great pose. Well done.

Hello Horia,

Not sure how I missed this one, Excllent one as well, I thank frog are really photoginic, excllent capture perfect details very well don and

TFS Kyle

Hi Horia

Great shot of this green rock climber. Nicely done with all the required elements spot on! :-)

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-02-18 18:53]
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Hi Horia

Somehow I was sure I have critiqued this climber before, so I was rather surprised today when I saw that it was not the case.

I like the contrast between the dark bark of the tree and the brightly coloured tree frog. You have captured it well with excellent colours and good details. The exposure was also spot-on.

Very well done and TFS.

PS. Have you noticed my recently created series of "Themes" on the various reptiles, such as: Anoles, Chameleons, Geckos, Iguanas, Lizards, Monitors, & Skinks, and also the one for Amphibians to collect the Salamanders and Newts? I am not quite finished working through the galleries, but it is coming on well, I would reckon.

Congrats European Union citizen!

But YOU already/always were European!!!

Will being Unionized help get better photos? LOL!

I love the glorious green here! And the sneaking crawling action so perfectly captured in that trailing leg.

Well seen, well shot and well selected!

And how do I say HNY in Romanian? Jay

ALAS HORIA stolen by a lil shyte ; see here

Thought U'd like to know! See also my Theme just added...

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