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Copyright: Jim White (jmirah) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-01
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: KODAK Z612, 35-420mm Schneider Kreuznach Variogon
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Frogs and Toads [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-02 21:29
Viewed: 3819
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I thought that this was a form of American Green Tree Frog but after looking at all the small frogs that inhabit the Gulf Coast of Texas I think that maybe I am mistaken. I will continue to search for the correct identity. It possibly could be a Green Tree Frog. It is about 1 inch in length.

Texas Frogs and Toads

Exposure Setting: Manual +/- 0.0
Lighting Conditions: Deep Shade
f/stop: 4.8
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 923mm[35mm]-equivilent
Auto Focus: Macro/Center-Zone/Continuous
Compression: Standard
White Balance: Daylight
Color: Natural
Sharpness: Normal
Tripod: No
Flash: On/Fired +/- 0.0
Megapixels: 6.0
Dimensions: 800 x 601
File Size: 141 KB
Location: Galveston, Texas
Date: October 1, 2007
Time: 3:18 PM

Sharpened and resized for posting

Maybe if I had used f/stop 8.0 and a shutter speed around 1/640 the color and detail might have been better. Any helpful suggestions??? :-)

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hello jim,
nice shot, the pose and the pov looks great, lovely colurs and contrast,
tfs & regards

Hi Jim
I like the expression on the face of frog, very beautiful natural colors and splendid background
very well composed, it is a good shot,
cheer and thanks for sharing

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-10-03 1:19]

Jim, Very nice shot and nice position and lovely eye catch. I think there is a noise due to the BG and it does not affect the picture. The focus on the eye catch is very good. Ganesh

Hi Jim
Nicely composed photo of interestinf frog. I like composition, perfect OOF buckground.

Thera are little problems here but not so imprtant to me. There are little overexposures on branch and frog.
Best wishes

I wonder if the flash was a little over-powering. I like the photo though and I'm just referring to your own concern here.

Wonderfully composed on the tree limb...and I like the way the froggie is sitting - almost like a cat. :)
Your depth and everything is really nice. :)

Hi Jim,
Nice looking frog..perhaps a young Leopard frog? All I see around my parts are the Gulf Coast Toad, and the Southern Leopard Frog. Of course, you're much further south..

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-03 5:31]

Hi Jim,
Just marking this shot and will come back later with a proper critique. Sorry tied up with an important assignment.

Hi Jim,

A good POV of the frog, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


Sorry I am late on this one..it is a frog Jim. Another frog. Lots of frogs popping up now that damper weather is about. This one looks like one that hung around our outhouse in the wilderness...seriously.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-03 13:14]

Hi Jim. He looks so happy on the log.he has a smile on his face.a nice pose you have captured with nutural colours and good detail.well done TFS.good notes too

Suprbe macro, quels beaux détails et belles couleurs.

Hi Jim,
I am not sure of what type of tree frog this is. But you have captured it very nicely with very good details and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi again Jim!
Unfortunatelly I can not help you with species ID but I believe that this is kind of tree frog (Hyllidae?). I like POV of this photo, which is both a little funny and on the other hand allow to see entire body of this interesting amphibian species. On the other hand I think that the flash was a little to strong (maybe -1.0 would be good?) and because of that some white reflections are visible both on frog and the plant.
Anyway, for me it is always nice to see poorly known creatures so thank you for presenting this image.
Best greetings,

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-04 8:27]

Helpful suggestions? ummmm -- a fresh supply of flies?

Seriously: I think you could minimize some of the glare in Highlight/Shadow in PS CS2 in Image> Adjustments.
Great capture though -- interesting colours

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-07 2:03]

Hello Jim,
This looks like some species of Tree frog but I can't specify.
Nice straight forward capture with good sharpness and lighting.

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