The Big Bopper
- CaptiveLight (969)
- [2005-02-18 17:59]
Now that looks like a BIG frog, not at all like our puny English frogs.
I would love to catch this one with my bare hand. It would be a great challenge. As a child I caught Bullfrogs and found them challenging because of their speed and had to approach when stealth and patience. It would take about 15min. to reach out and with lightning speed, catch it.
Excelent capture and well done on the composition and details.
Thank you for your gesture, Gerhard.
But it was not compulsory to put my photo and to describe me so:
"The body ... is very broad...
...has a large mouth...
...makes a dry, watertight cocoon for itself...
...is quite aggressive... ;-)
Of what the other members are going to think of me? ;-)
Please next time (if there is next time) post an eagle or a lesser cat because I possess certain qualities of these animals also. ;-)
You did an excellent night capture and wrote a complete note (WS included).
- willie (2083)
- [2005-02-19 0:30]
Very good night image Gerhard. The detail is excellent with very good notes. Well done. I havn't seen one of these for a very long time.TFS
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2005-02-19 0:44]
Very good closes-up Gerhard.
great sharpness with very good details , composition and colours. Great note.
- thistle (9282)
- [2005-02-19 2:25]
I don't really like photos with flash, couse they usually don't look very natural, but of course you did't have possibility not to use it.
Anyway it looks good and the details are nice shown.
Luckily Polish frogs are much more pretty and not so huge. I really can't imagine my grandma seeing something like this on the lawn ;-)
- sAner (4750)
- [2005-02-19 4:26]
Man, these frogs are HUGE indeed! Good picture. Maybe a little bit too dark but you shot it at night, so that's understandable. Well done and TFS.
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-02-19 6:00]
Wow, Gerhard! I looked at workshop and it is really big one! I like its pose, sad face and dirty green tones of your photo.
- cafecrem (9248)
- [2005-02-19 7:04]
I'm afraid of it! It some kind of monster :-))))
Great shot, thanks
- marhowie (486)
- [2005-02-19 8:43]
Gerhard, Excellent sharpness & detail in your Bobber! I like the yellowish underparts in contrast to the dark greens top-side. The raised ridges of alternating green & white are cool-lookin' also..Superb note - Great night shot!
- livios (16942)
- [2005-02-19 10:18]
Gerhard, very nice photo. I checked the WS too. The guy is really big.
Great pose and composition. As for the flash, sorry for not having any piece of advice.
- netfalls (0)
- [2005-02-19 11:47]
That's a big one! Nice shot good details, you managed the light very well.
- jossim (12636)
- [2005-02-19 11:53]
Bravo ! Sans doute pas facile de prendre cette photo. L'éclairage est parfait et la netteté les tout autant. J'aime bien l'herbe devant qui démontre bien la justesse des couleurs. Belle présentation et merci.
- Kirsten (664)
- [2005-02-19 13:05]
well, thats a BIG frog!he looks very blurpy (i don't know if that's a word) :D
it looks like he is ready to jump.good colours and exclenet details.lightning is good too,especialy for a night shot!
- PDP (11769)
- [2005-02-19 16:23]
He's big alright but I can't comment on how he bops. Very nice capture Gerhard. Lovely pose and the lighting is good. He look like he could swallow the lunch Japie bought me today. Very good work.
- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2005-02-20 7:05]
Great shot Gerhard,
That is a monster bullfrog. Great capture.
well caught for a night shot
Thanks for posting
- Callie (7555)
- [2005-02-20 13:59]
Did you kiss it? Will you believe it that I have never seen this critter in life? Nice shot here! You can underexpose the flash, bounce it off a card above the frog or use a diffuser, the bottom of a milk bottle - plastic, a piece of tracing paper or hanky, even tissue could all help with the flash being less harch, but he is "wet' and will reflect.
And about eating the goslinges, they actually do it!
- AdrianW (710)
- [2005-03-27 20:19]
Good shot! I agree with Callie about ways to reduce the flash effect, but as he's also mentioned these guys are naturally very reflective, so I think you've done pretty well here. There are a couple of issues as I see it though - firstly the shot's slightly underexposed in the midtones. This makes the grass seem darker than it should be IMO, and secondly due to the use of a single (not particularly diffuse) flash there's a strong shadow under his neck. The slightly dark midtones are correctable in Photoshop, just experiment with Curves (IMO a single point pulled top left improves things). The shadow is harder to deal with since there's not much detail there - hopefully your original has a bit more headroom than this resized version, it's still fixable even in this version, but it would take a bit of work. Excellent note as usual. I think it's well captured considering the constraints you were under too :-D