Crunchy Frog

By woolybill1
A selection of Mrswoolybill's favourite scarves draped over her best coat in our hall. Yesterday afternoon they were hanging around with nothing better to do, so I shot them without mercy...

The apparition on the right lapel is a tree frog brooch, bought a few years ago from Accessorize. I just couldn't help the title, really. Fans of Monty Python will probably know every word of the 'Crunchy Frog' sketch from Series One Episode 6 and 'Red Indian In Theatre' from the same episode. They're easy to find on the web.

38mm, 1/60th sec @ f8, ISO 200; window light, on-camera fill-in flash and a small white reflector.

Tags: Specialist and abstract Scarf Red indian Mrswoolybill Scarves Crunchy frog Humour and fun

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pascalg Plus
12 37 France
25 Feb 2008 9:22AM
good details & well displayed

will have a look at monty python during the day Smile

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cantona43 Plus
14 928 4 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2008 9:22AM
wonderful idea that has worked very well
User_Removed 15 239 7 England
25 Feb 2008 9:24AM
when i saw the title of this it for some reason reminded me of the bit from only fools & horses when del asks trigger if he remembers freddy the frog & trigger says well no but i do remember torchy the battery boy! i'm off to check out the mp script after this.

i like this bill as it shows an acute awareness of the way colours somehow naturally fall together & it tells us that mrs woolly bill has a liking for purples & cerise. the frog broach sits well in this abstract view. funny how we spot things like this.

have a nice week gerry
25 Feb 2008 9:25AM
About time you bought her a new brooch Bill,
a badger would look nice, nice shot,
25 Feb 2008 9:30AM
You see images all around which is good, sometimes we walk about with our eyes closed.

All the very best Bill,
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2008 9:31AM
Or what about a duck brooch!!
Lovely textures and colours against the dark coat.
fentiger 18 920 24 England
25 Feb 2008 9:54AM
An everyday image which would go unnoticed by many turned into a work of art. Well done.

MickyMc 12 8 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2008 9:55AM
Clever you I bet you are never bored
Cormy 12 3 England
25 Feb 2008 10:07AM
This Apparel will be well known in the hostelries of the North East I imagine.Very colourful shot Bill.
imander 12 388 7 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2008 10:27AM
lovely personal picture, i'd like to see a close up of the brooch on its own
Rende 12 38 4 Netherlands
25 Feb 2008 12:10PM
Beautifully composed image with wonderful colours. I love the title (yes, I'm a Monty Python fan Wink )
luxaeternam 12 21 1
25 Feb 2008 12:28PM
Well, beyond MrsWoolybill's obvious good taste in neckwear (not sure about men tho' Wink ) and the amazing powers of your sharp eye and Nikkor lens, all in all I think this is a smashing piece of still life.
Nice coat and frog by the way - there's a hat or two missing, or doesn't the squaw have any of those ?
Thanks also for my rediscovering a couple of Python sketches. I remember watching the repeats with my parents in the seventies, but by the time I was old enough to appreciate them they were no longer being repeated Sad
Smile Lucy
DolphinLady 13 54 1 Wales
25 Feb 2008 12:35PM
I thought I was lucky to have all our coats, scarves etc; under the stairs behind a closed door.....seeing this image I realise how wrong I was.
Well spotted Bill, a lovely image.
proz 15 205 United States
25 Feb 2008 1:25PM
love the colors in the scarves, the only thing that surprises me is....I'd had figured the brooch would be an "EEL" Wink A very productive afternoon Bill, indeed.
tigertimb 12 40 66 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2008 1:40PM
Great shot Bill and love the patterns; I'm probably being very sad, but it reminds me of a computer game fromt my youth with the busy road to cross Smile
patsy88 12 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2008 1:50PM
Like the scarfs, very tastefully arranged...
mikbee 12 3 8 Scotland
25 Feb 2008 3:02PM
Like Hilary,we too keep them all behind a closed door.I NEVER thought of all the little details there!!Good capture of the texture, colour and detail of the fabric here Bill.The addition of the frog is a fine extra detail.As for a new brooch,may I suggest a certain type of American Tortoise!!!!!!!!
imagio 13 12 1 England
25 Feb 2008 3:38PM
Excellent detail and colors Bill

TyChee 15 275 1 United States
25 Feb 2008 3:52PM
A photo opportunity well taken.
IainH 15 82
25 Feb 2008 5:20PM
Have an RC, the frog is great Smile
JudeC 12 6 3 England
25 Feb 2008 5:30PM
Brilliant Bill - I get told off for leaving my scarves draped over the bannister - from now on Mr C has permission to shoot them!! - Jude.
Herge88 Plus
12 40 6 England
25 Feb 2008 5:32PM
Nothing is safe from your lens Bill, the frog is great.

Best Matt
Hop-A-Long 12 52 1 England
25 Feb 2008 6:13PM
Great colours and patterns in the scarfs. I do like that frog. Watch out Moira isn't hopping mad.
Nettles 12 England
25 Feb 2008 6:20PM
Is nothing safe from your camera !!
Nice work and a good fun shot with wildlife.
kinfatric 15 550 9 Scotland
25 Feb 2008 7:13PM
wonderfully accomplished Bill and very colourful
RobinF 13 83 1 England
25 Feb 2008 7:23PM
What a great idea Bill! I like to play 'guess what it is' with the thumbnails on EPZ (Yes, I know - sad eh?) before I open up the photo and I was really puzzling over this one! Great observation, brilliantly executed.
AnneWorner 12 620 43 United States
25 Feb 2008 10:18PM
Great capture of the textures and patterns of these scarves. That frog brooch on the lapel sets it all off beautifully.
25 Feb 2008 10:37PM
Without mercy, whats he like lol
Brilane 13 5 12 Wales
26 Feb 2008 1:23AM
Nice colourful picture.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 9 Wales
26 Feb 2008 6:41AM
You have great eye Bill.The whole world looks totally different to us Toggers.I get comments when I see something and say "that would make a good shot" and looks as if I was green.
Brilliant opportunism.
Diana 13 2.0k 19 Netherlands
27 Feb 2008 9:48AM
nice colour symmetry Bill

SandraKay Plus
12 233 4 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2008 8:33PM
Just popped back to comment on this as I didn't have time the other day. This is a super, well thought-out shot. The scarves, which looks so randomly placed, are perfect for colour and impact - patterned, plain, patterned, plain, patterned - and all stand out so well against the dark lapel adorned with the bright tree frog.
brownsilent 12 7 2 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2008 5:24PM
A beautiful abstract, showing that the best subjects just hang around... Wink

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