waiting for a chance...
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-03-27 13:35]
How nice to see some frogs again!! I like the colours and the pattern in this shot as well as the little eyes popping up everywhere. It has always amazed me how the males always seem to outnumber the females!! I do feel sorry for the latter!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
This is an interesting capture Michal. Looks like an intense moment! The image is dark and made to seem even darker by the black frame. I tried to bring a little detail out of the shadows, without as you mentioned blowing out the lighter areas. It looks pretty good on my monitor but who knows what it will look like on yours? This is very tricky!
Evelynn : )
Great capture of frogs during mating time: the time has come! Nice composition and sharp presentation of the frogs in their environment.
However, I just wonder if this is Rana temporaria? Correct me if I'm wrong, but during mating time the male R. temporaria is bluish only at the throat. As these males are entirely blue, or nearly so, they look like R. arvalis, the Moor Frog. their more pointed snouts also suggest this.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan
- cicindela (9226)
- [2007-03-27 17:09]
Really unusual and non-commercial picture :)
Some many males and none free female... the true tradegy! hehehe! ;>
DOF and POV are really good, especially if we note that this is not easy to take photo of some many objects in one shot :)
Additional "plus" for the note.
- methos (1189)
- [2007-03-27 17:20]
It seems to be difficult to shoot frogs. I have tried it myself and my shot is too bright. Yours is too dark. Great details and nice DOF.
- arfer (0)
- [2007-03-27 21:00]
A nice shot of this meeting pool.We can see the activity very well.Good focus with sharp details.Well composed and presented.We should be hearing the first mating calls here any day now,as the spring peepers begin mating even with ice still on the vernal ponds.TFS
No matter the species, this is a splendid photo showing this interesing behavior of the male frogs.
Their colors are charming and very nicely visible and the POV here is very good.
The exposure here was indeed very difficult, due to the high contrast, but you managed it nicely even so.
I fergot to tell this in the reply i wrote: did you see any with a striped back or anything like that?
Anyway, Bravo and TFS
- Bufo (4247)
- [2007-03-28 10:43]
nice recognisable image of these frogs. I'm pretty sure it's Rana temporaria. There's no defining pattern of Moorfrog in this picture. Also Common (or Brown) frogs can get a little blueish in the mating period.
- jmp (8415)
- [2007-03-29 16:40]
Yes a peculiar "fact of life". It seems a poor sexual life. Exposure gives a dramatic touch to the scene.
TFS, Josť M.
- peter_stoeckl (11526)
- [2007-03-30 16:18]
fascinatingly dense congregation, clearly shown with rather difficult light conditions. An image of great authenticity and intensity.
Thank you! With best regards,