<< Previous Next >>

Happy people!

Happy people!
Photo Information
Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-19
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, Canon 52mm close-up lens 250D
Exposure: f/8, 1/4 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 50 - 60 points (chapter two), Camouflaged Toads or Frogs, Pankaj Bajpai's Favourite, Passion Unlimited [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-24 3:28
Viewed: 5297
Favorites: 6 [view]
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Happy people!

Some info on Bullfrog gleaned here:
Physical Description: North American bullfrogs are the largest true frog found in North America, weighing up to 0.5 kg and 203 mm in length.
Typical length ranges from 90 to 152 mm.
Color varies from brownish to shades of green, often with spots or blotches of a darker color about the back. The hind feet are fully webbed.
The sex of an adult bullfrog can be easily determined by examining the size of the tympanum (the external ear of the frog) relative to that of the eye.
The tympanum is a round circle located on the side of the head near the eye, and in males it is much larger than the eye. In females the tympanum is as large or smaller than the eye.
Also, during the breeding season the throat of the male bullfrog is yellow, whereas the female's is white.

Lovely frogs taken at the Ecomuseum, through glass. Tripod used. Enjoyment and patience used too!
I hope you like them.

slrnovice2, Runnerduck, AndyB, red45, marhowie, tinman, Olivinho, Callie, zenitlady, extramundi, liquidsunshine, Lesley, dew77, hummingbird24, carper, ellis49, danbachmann, Dave, greghume has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To hummingbird24: Swallows are back!...Luc 1 04-27 23:03
To softflower: Heureusement pour moi!...Luc 1 04-24 03:55
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Yes, you certainly used a lot of patience! An incredible shot Luc (and through glass!!), the detail is just incredible, and I love the different greens. A great shot thank you for posting.

Superbe photo de couple Luc, très réussi cette photo prise de très prêt, ils n'ont pas pris la fuite, c'est une chance.
Felicitations !

Fantastic photo Luc, fabulous! I love the composition and arn't they funny? What amusing expressions on their faces :). Beautiful shot - great composition, colours and great DOF. I love the eyes and your image is so sharp and full of detail that you can almost feel their skin. Wonderful!

  • Great 
  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-04-24 4:45]

Excellent capture.
These guys seem to like posing for the camera!
Lovely colours and detail,very sharp and through glass too!
Very well done.

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-04-24 4:56]

Perfect couple Luc :-) Outstanding quality of your picture - details, sharpness, DOF, textures, light. But first of all superb scene and subject. Great job!

  • Great 
  • masa (69)
  • [2005-04-24 5:43]

Interesting composition and good details, especially for a through glass shot.

They really seem happy indeed !

  • Great 
  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-24 6:44]

Luc a encore piègé des amoureux ;-) Belle et intéressante composition photographique.
Very Well Done !

  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-04-24 7:18]

Une superbe présentation Luc, la pose des grenouille est amusantes. Les couleurs et la prise de vue sont excellentes.

Merci pour l'envoi !

Very nice Luc! I like your happy title AND your happy faces! ;-) Great details.. Hey, it looks like things "stacked-up" nicely for you in this one! Well done my friend!!

Brilliant capture of the smiles Luc - maybe only the mother could kiss them though! Super detail and interest. TFS. Tim

What a sweet couple.. Graet colors, composition and sharpness.

  • Great 
  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-04-24 11:07]

HA! My Frien Luc
Good the see your humor - I miss it a lot. I really like this happy couple, the male has a look in his eye . . .
he compo here is VRY nice as is the deails. No nits just love it!

Look at the smile on her face! LOL! Patience is a virtue in photography, and you have shown why, Luc! Such detail, the dry and wet areas of the skin so clearly shown, the colour differences between sexes. Incredible!

  • Great 
  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-04-24 13:19]

Great capture Luc. I loved this one. Very balanced exposure with perfect details. I got nothing to say to the composition.
Very well done.

Excellent work Luc. Beautiful photo, not a nit except that I think it is a bit tight at the top. You really manage perfect through the glass. Your pacience worths the effort. Thanks you!

Excellent capture Luc,
Wonderful details, colours, sharpness and composition.
Thanks for posting

  • Great 
  • Lesley Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
  • [2005-04-24 20:18]

This is just too fun! What a wonderful, humorous, moment your image has captured, Luc. I love it. It makes me smile everytime I look at it.

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-04-25 2:03]

What a nice close-up Luc!
Smiling faces are wonderful.Perfect composition.

Great post Luc, very good sharpness and great POV.
Well done my friend.

  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-04-25 3:30]

Hahaha, Luc. This is a fantastic shot. The details and exposure are so perfect... You can see every fleck and nuance of color. Absolutely hilarious expressions and pose. A wonderful wonderful picture. Thank you. : )

  • Great 
  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-04-25 10:30]

Hi, Luc. This photo is very good.
Interesting object. Perfect composition and really nice color. Light and contrast are splendid. I like it very much.
Regards, Krzysztof.

Bonjour Luc,

Cette photo est extraordinaire. Quelle expression dans l'image.

A very close capture, Luc. I mean the frogs not the image. A universal message of the wonderful cycles of life. You didn't use romantic music and wine to get them in the mood did you?
Excellent detail, lighting and composition. Your patience paid off, for these aquatic lovers seem quite blissful! Thank you for sharing them with us ;-)

  • Great 
  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-05-02 12:46]

Wauw I miss this super shot Luc,
fantastic composition, very good in pov and what a details with a fantastic crop, very good job, I like it a lot, very good job.
gr. Jaap

Great picture Luc.
Good pose, well composed, very good details and colours.
Great work.

Une photo de famille pour la postérité et vraiment drôle. Les détails, les couleurs, la composition, tout est merveilleux. J'aime beaucoup votre photo et les ouaouarons, je les ai toujours trouvés beaux depuis mon enfance. Drôle de goût me disait mon père. C'est excellent comme image!

Great expressive shot with good color balance.

  • Great 
  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-10-30 7:06]

Great shot! They look very content.
I stumbled across this looking for frogs or toads to add to a new theme I just created Camouflaged Toads or Frogs to show and compare their amazing ability to camouflage themselves with their surroundings. Your picture is an "Eye Catcher" and well worth the pause to stop and appreciate it.

Thanks for sharing this awesome photo!

I love this shot, Luc, they do look happy. Hilarious capture, straight to my favs!


Hello Luc
I had never seen this one - it makes me smile. Excellent job taken through glass - most of the shots I try through glass can't be taken because of fingerprints on the outside or water smears on the inside. Regards.

great pic! TFS Ori

Calibration Check