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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-18
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): E.Y.E.S, Reptiles and Amphibians of Indonesia, Frogs and Toads, 50-60 points chapter 4, 40-49 Points (Chapter 6), Frogs calling, _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros, 5 favs. and up - PART 2, F r o g s [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-20 4:19
Viewed: 6365
Favorites: 7 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think this is one of the best shot i've ever taken but at least half of the credit needs to go to one particular dude that "poisoned" me with jealousy when I saw his tree frog shots... :) Raise your hand if you know ehom you are ! :)))
Anyhow, this is a "Litoria caerulea" also known as White's tree frog or smiling frog or dumpy tree frog and so on.
Much harder, so much harder to get a pose of than you may think but boy am I proud of theis handsome fella here ... :) Funny enough, the reason why he looks so straight into the camera, this little bugger, he leaped straight on my hand and camera after taking the pic so he was actually "taking bearing"...


Location: Southern California
Camera : Nikon CP 8800
Lens : f89.00 mm(digital) at 35 mm
Resolution : 5 mpg.
File : TIF (original, then jpeg)
Speed : 1/45.7
Aperture : F4.8
Focus: AF spot
EV : -0.0
ISO : 50
Mode : P
Saturation: 0.00
WB: sunny
Metering : AF
Lightning: natural outdoors, uncontrolled
Xtras : Nikon VR stabilizer on
Flash: none
Support : Handheld

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That's indeed a nic close-up shot ! Good composition, good DOF, nice colors.
Well done !

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-20 4:28]

Indeed Radu - this is superb photo. Everything is great - pose, composition, colours, eye contact, face. One of your best for sure [I still remember your shots from Ethiopia :-)].

This is indeed an excellent shot. Everything about it works, comp, dof, pov, light, colours - t'is all brilliant!
Thanks for posting.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-10-20 4:38]

Amazing shot, well caught Radu. This is an excellent composition.Congratulations Didier.

Wow, brilliant shot!
Excellent composition, great POV and pose,
very nice colour and lighting.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-10-20 5:11]

HI Radu,
I'd be proud of this shot.
Your composition is fantastic, noth ordinary about it. The expression on the frogs face wonderful.
Your exposure is perfect.
The texture of the bark really makes the frogs smooth shkin stand out.
and a :)

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  • Joost Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 20] (98)
  • [2005-10-20 5:54]

Hello Radu,

Oh, this is a nice one. I would hang it on the wall in my room. It is simply stunning!

Hello Radu!
Superb photo. looks like toy or cartoon :-)
Very good job!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-20 6:20]

This is certainly excellent!! :o ... A great shot! I like the pose of the frog, the excellent compositon and the superb colors the best. This one goes straight into my favs. I really hope I will be able to shoot something like this some day. Well done Radu & TFS!


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-10-20 6:28]

La pose du spécimen est vraiment particulière et les couleurs sont excellentes.


I think that this is one of the best frog shots I have ever seen, Radu!

POV, color, and lighting are brilliant.

Congratulations on this fine fellow's capture, and for sharing it with us.

This is a pretty special shot. The composition is very good and the focus tact sharp.

Well captured.

Only thing maybe put the writing on the frame not the lovely photo.

Yes Radu that truly is superb. Details, colour and composition are excellent and of course that little frog is a real star. 8/10 Very nice work.

Hi Radu,
Fantastic shot, composition is great, lighting is great and details are good.
The question is how did you convince the frog to look right into the lens and smile??
TFS - Shir

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  • ryyck Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 176] (994)
  • [2005-10-20 9:41]

Muito bem capturada, parabéns.

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  • Tyanne (52)
  • [2005-10-20 10:08]

Perfect shot I love it

Fantastic shot Radu! Everything is perfect about this little green awesome anuran! Paul :)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-10-20 11:05]

This IS fantastic, Radu. I love it. The pose and POV are just wonderful. Focus and light are excellent. A very handsome dude indeed.
Well done and TFS. : )

No doubt one of the best shots here on TN!

It looks so amazing: the pose, the colours, cute face of the froggy and whole photo perfectly framed with excellent POV.
I would give you 100 points for that :)

I love it so straight to my favs!

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2005-10-20 13:05]

Radu, this is excelent shot. Good inaf for some enciclopedy.

Hi Radu, yes it was your lucky day, this frog is so fantastic, this colours and the nice pose he is sitting. I love it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Preciosa en composicion y color. Foco donde debe de estar. te felicito :D. Un gran trabajo :D

Excellent shot Radu,
Good sharp and clear detail. The colours are nice and the exposure is good. Good framing and notes.
Great shot, one to be very proud of. Thanks for posting, have a great weekend

Great one Radu! The composition and the pose of the frog are wonderful. Beautiful colors and great details. TFS!

Hi Radu,
This is a superb shot. The POV and pose are great.
Very good details and lovely colours.
I agree it's one of you best.
Excellent work.

Cool shot Radu, Exceptional work. One to be proud of my friend. Very well done & Thank You.

A great shot, good composition TFS.Eyal

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-12-04 16:50]
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Hi Radu
What a pose ! How did you seduce him ? Excellent details and colours. Nice blurry background.
Regards Toni

Hi Radu

Congratulations (just 5 years later) on a superb capture, and I add it as a first to my favorites.

It is also a welcome arrival for my theme Messrs Handsome..



Wow! Wonderful shot Radu. I love how the foreground and background go so well together. That and an adorable tree frog in the perfect pose. Well done! TFS Trevor

Dear Radu
Thanks for sharing this photo, and I add it to my theme "F r o g s"

I really love tree frogs, and it is such a shame that here in South Africa they are killed on sight because they are considered evil, due to their ability to
Change their colour.
The layout of your photo is very pleasing, and the luminous colours a bonus.

Warm greetings from the Tzaneen Dam in Limpopo, South Africa

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