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Open eyes
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Copyright: Lenka Gondova (lgfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-01
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon 40D, Sigma 180mm f3.5 Macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-01 10:45
Viewed: 4604
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another happy day spent by new found little water-lilly pond in the neighbourghood.I spent hours in silly poses laying alongside bank - entertaining all other walking people. It was fascinating how calm are frogs here - one even came closer to look at me.

It was interestin to see what they do with eyes.
From wikipedia about eyes of European common frog:
"Their eyes are brown with transparent horizontal pupils, and they have transparent inner eyelids to protect their eyes while underwater, as well as a 'mask' which covers their eyes and eardrums"

ISO 640

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-01 10:49]

Hi Lenka. You have the same lens and camera asi do You have got a great result with this picture. Fine detail and sharp focusing. rich colours but still natural loooking. anice low POV/DOF. well done TFS.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-06-01 10:51]

hi lenka,
An amazingly different picture..All point to point details are fantastic


Very interesting picture. I like the POV - I think it was worth to entertain the passers-by. I usually get similar strange looks when I stand staring at a tree that to a passer-by is nothing else but that. If they only knew what they could see if they stopped and looked ... Good for you - I think you ended up with fine results. Great work.

Best Regards,


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-06-02 3:59]

Hi Lenka,this is beautifull,fantastics details and wonderfull colors,very perfect frog portrait,my best compliemnts,Luciano

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-03 21:32]

Hello Lenka

A super close up of this frog.
Wonderful eye contact and details.
The colours appear natural .
Very good focus and sharpness.


This is an excellent shot Lenka, exactly like the earlier post of the frog.
Even though this is not as colorful as the earlier one but has everything inplace, like the sharp details, exposure, DOF, etc.



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