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A Sleeping Beauty...

A Sleeping Beauty...
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-22
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-08-23 12:49
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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A Sleeping Beauty...

I saw this little green frog in the leaves of a pasture, about 2.5 meters away from the roadside. I could, I worked my way through the leaves, made noises, I moved the leaves, I came close but the frog was very high. Then I took the sheet where the frog was sleeping and I went down to the level of my eyes, I took several photos of the frog ... I dropped the sheet to return to original position ... I went back to the roadside, away leaves again .... And this little frog, did not wake up! ... ha ha ha! :)... this really is "A Sleeping Beauty "... These frogs must rely heavily on camouflage, as they sleep peacefully without worrying about what happens around!

I included a bonus picture of this sleeping frog in WORKSHOP.

Hope you like it!

Thanks by stop and visit!


Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: GIMP 2.4.3
Exposure Time: 1/807
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 14400/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2010-08-22 07:33
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash did not fire
File Size: 203 kb

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Hi Jesus,
wow, this frog is almost a little magical, so unreal in this white-green colour - and sleeping, a fantastic moment.
Thank you for this special shot, I love it
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-08-23 12:53]

Hi Jesus
What a great shot from you!
This white frog is fantastic!

Yess!!! This is really something to be proud of. Love the neutral background and the way of lighting that makes everything seem so clear and crisp. Great clarity and awesome composition!
TFS and Cheers,


Hola Jesús

Bonita bella durmiente, es increible que con todo el movimiento que le hicistes, ni siquiera se despertara. Una original imagen y bonitos colores, es increible lo tranquila que esta durmiendo. Perfecta nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio

Dear Jesus,
Thanks for posting this Tree Frog - a very interesting animal - as I found - see my photo of their camouflage, link

Visitors from Europe to the South African Bush are terrified, when they see for the first time a white frog ''walking'' up a wall :-))

I like very much your frontal view image with great detail of the skin, and the natural colours are a bonus.

Concerning ''sleeping '', I do not think it is asleep, these frogs tend to sit absolutely still when feeling threatened. They close their eyes, when they sleep, at least in South Africa...

I appreciate very much your delicate copyright!!
I wish you a good week,
Greetings from South Africa

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-23 13:31]

Hello Jesus.
A fantastic close-up of this beautiful sleeping frog. The exposure is outstanding and the colors are stunning. Fantastic POV and sharpness. An excellent work and TFS.Best regards Siggi

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-08-23 16:37]
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Hi Jesus,

I love this Frog! It would be a shame to kiss him and turn him into a prince - he's wonderful just the way he is. He must be having sweet dreams because he has such a peaceful look on his face. Your capture of him is priceless. The unusual colors, the superb details, and the bed of leaves all add up to a very special picture.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-08-23 18:32]

Awesome image Jesus!!
The photo gives a feeling of complete peace and solitude. Gorgeous natural coloration and exceptional detail. Perfect exposure and shown in a wonderful composition. Super job!!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-08-23 20:40]

Hi Jesus,
Splendid photo of this sleepeng frog, excellent composition with great details, TFS!

amazing capture, TFS Ori

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-23 23:52]

Real beauty, so perfectly aligned its body. fine image. tfs.

Hello jesus,

an very nice picture from you and it's indeed a beauty.
Who kissed this frog so he are an prince?
Fine gren colourstones.


Ciao Jesus, deliziosa bella addormentata, splendida macro di una magnifica raganella, ottimo il contrasto con lo sfondo scuro, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-08-24 2:09]

Ciao Jesus,č una foto davvero straordinaria,anche se non č una farfalla la metto nelle mie preferite perchč č davvero fantastica,che fortuna incontrare questa situazione e che classe nel catturarla! Bravissimo,buona giornata,Luciano

Hi Jesus,
A nice capture of this beautiful green frog. You captured it very well with sharp details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-08-24 6:24]

Hello Jesus,
What a cute sleeping beauty!! The frog looks like being in heaven, how peaceful, it must have had sweet dreams. What a nice little story of your approach too. Perfect horizontal framing for this all in all green shot.
Excellent and interesting posting
Kind regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-24 6:30]

Hello Jesús,
This is a masterpiece to me. I like everything in this photo. The greenish colours are gorgeous. Marvelous pose, exceptional sharpness and details and a great composition.

hallo Jesus
very good picture also the workshop picture
with great details and beautiful colours
great sharpness and very good pose
i found in Costa Rica also sleeping treefrogs see page 6
if they wake up than game the true colours
great shot i like this frog
greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-24 9:40]

Hello Jesús,
Both the main and the WS shots of this little tree frog are superb!
Technically first class and the contented expression of the frog is wonderful. Must be a truly nocturnal species to sleep so deeply during the day!
Thanks for sharing this delight!
Best regards,

Hello Jesus,
Excellent details and superb capture with great colours and good focus. Amazing clarity. Congratulation!

Ciao Jesus. Grande macro! Eccezionale dettagliata e luminosa composizione. Il tuo ennensimo capolavoro.


hola Jesús,
yo espero que ella no se despertó de inmediato ... ella es hermosa!,
gracias por esta foto rara ...

P.S. crees que sueńo?

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-08-24 22:06]

What a cute sleeping pose for this little green frog.
Beautiful details on that light green skin.
He seems so peaceful. Love the image.
TFS. : )

Otra toma especial y diferente. La composición y la gama de colores son de primera línea )) pero es que además la captaste en una pose inmejorable.
Es la diferencia entre captar bien y hacerlo igualmente pero con arte, y de eso sabes un rato largo.
Excelente trabajo Jesús !

Un saludo: Josep Ignasi.

Just wonderful photo.

The subject is so perfect to seem a fake and also it transmits a feeling of great peace.You were able to make beautiful an animal usually not very nice to see.

alien... nice capture, tfs

Ciao Jesus,
una macro meravigliosa di questa piccola rana verde arborea, straordinaria nitidezza e colori delicati, una bellissima composizione e un eccellente POV per mostrarci questo particolare e interessante momento.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

Hola Jesús,
Wonderful and extraordinary photo, I never saw something like this - and never thought about how frogs sleep. :) Excellent sharpness, compo, exposure and light management. Tfs for sharing something very far from average subjects. Brilliant job MF, and great sense of humour as always from you. :)
Friendly regards, László

Hello Jesus
WOW ! fantastic shot, this sleeping frog is really a beauty, superb sharpness and splendid green color tones, perfect composition and POV
Have a good night

hello Jesús

great close-up photo of this camouflaged with
his environment Sleeping Beauty, with fine POV,
superbly focused great sharpness and details, TFS


Very well seen, my friend Jesus..
a rare and very beautiful shot!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-09-28 11:48]

Hello Jesus,
Indeed, what a little sleeping beauty! I guess it is more lively and noisy at night!! A vey nice close-up showing fine sharp details and colours.
I love frogs, keep on posting them please!
TFS and best regards, Ulla

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