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Common Frog.

By paulbroad
Quite rare these days. There are three or four large common frogs in my father in law's garden pond. Quite a large pond but covered with a string mesh to keep the Heron at bay. The water snail was an extra. Camera on monopod as no room for tripod and inserted through one of several feed holes in mesh near pond edge. Some work with dodge tool but more with burn tool to reduce reflection of the net and deal with some lightening of the water surface due to light angle.

Smart sharpen. Several bubbles and pond rubbish cloned out. Auto focus with focus lock.

Bright sun, so compensation -1/3. EOS 7D with 150mm EX Sigma Macro and Sigma Ring flash used as fill. Aperture priority f14 and 1/125 sec. ISO100. Monopod helped with low shutter speed.

Tags: Nature Close Frog Pond Pets and captive animals

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Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 11:25AM
Lovely shot!
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iancrowson Plus
6 211 142 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 12:32PM
Good one, lovely rich tones with good detail.
I'm not 100% on the composition and have done two mods to think about. I like your original but for me the flipped cropped image concentrates the eye on the splendid head detail. See what others think,
Ian
iancrowson Plus
6 211 142 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 12:36PM
I've done a third mod, original cropped. This one is best for me. Of course part of frog is missing which might be important depending on use of picture.
Your original was fine.
paulbroad 9 116 1056 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 1:21PM
Take your point on composition, Ian. Presented like this, as I think you guessed to retain the full detail of the frog for library use. The purchaser can then crop as they wish. I do agree that a better composition for general viewing is much tighter.

Mod 2 for me.

Paul
xwang 7 55 8
3 Jun 2013 10:40PM
Beautiful shot, wonderful colour,light and detail. Prefer original. Eye movement is form left to right, so the leg stretched out towards right is more comfortable to view; Cropping lost a bit of frog's leg.

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