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Shall we dance, Mister Frog ?

Shall we dance, Mister Frog ?
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Copyright: Alain Thibodeau (Athila) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1983
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Nikon F3, Vivitar Serie One 90mm f/2.5 macro
Exposure: 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Magnificent Macros [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-23 9:29
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Shall we dance, Mister Frog ?

I took that picture while I was a Club Med Scuba Diving G.O. in Cancun Mexico

Some G.O.’s room were by the lagoon where we could found a variety of animal’s life. This little fellow was standing in a mirror.

Technical data:

Camera : Nikon F3
Lens : 90mm f/2.5 macro Vivitar Serie 1
F/stop : Not recorded
Shutter speed : 1/60 sec.
Tripod: Handheld
Filter: None
Flash : Nikon SB-12 TTL mode
Film : Ektachrome
Flatbed Scanner: Epson 4180

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-01-23 9:32]

Bien vue et bien faite cette photo ! C'est sympa cette grenouille face à sa propre image ;-) Compliments Alain et merci pour le partage.

Superb realization, Alain! Great thing to notice it and nail it with the camera!
An exceptional composition.

Regards, Petru

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-01-23 9:40]

Very nice perspective, makes the photo very special. Very nice details and sharpeness. Great presentation.

A different method here, I like it and very good detail. Lucky you diving in Cancun! Good sure you got some good snaps from below.... Hope to see more soon.


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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2006-01-23 9:55]

Great shot. Well composed, good POV & DOF. Good close-up.

very nice shot... am not found of frogs, but here it looks even simpatic ;o)

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2006-01-23 10:27]

Excellent mirror image of the frog. Good POV and Comp. TFS, Sheriff

Hi Alain,
this is lovely, a nice moment you captured.
Very original and a little funny, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

wow.... nice macro:) hyhy

It is refreshing to see a unique image. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-23 13:10]

Hello Alain!
Funny capture.POV,details,framing and
especially composition are perfect.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-01-23 16:24]

Hi alain, excellent shot, well chosen this POV. Congratulations Reina

Hi Alain,
A nice unique perspective. Very good macro with outstanding colors. The detail is very sharp. Well done!

Excellent composition. Very funny actually. The dirty mirror makes it look like the frog is snorting cocaine.

Excellent detail and colours.

Great job

Very nice and sweet picture of this little guy, not the ordinary POV, and hence I like this a lot. TFS

Hello Alain, Well composed and an interesting POV's ;-}} Great detail, color, sharpness and light. Quite a novel shot. Great interest.
Well done & Thank you!

Wonderful photo, composition and technically wise! Thanks for sharing - Xplorator Radu

Well Hello Alain,

It's been awhile since you posted and I would have to say I miss the awesome underwater shots, hope you start posting again. Excellent capture on this cool anuran. :)

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  • Luce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 15] (58)
  • [2006-03-26 11:43]

Vraiment mignone cette petite grenouille. Et c'est vrai qu'elle donne l'impression de dancer. L'image nette de la vrai grenouille contraste bien avec sa réflexion un peu flou dans le miroire. Vous avez choisi un point de vue très original.

Original composition, good exposure agaistthemirror which can be difficult. Well done.

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2006-04-02 18:32]

Hello Alain,
nice funny composition, well seen and detailed. TFS, best wishes,

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-04-23 20:09]

"Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of us all?"
This looks so good Alain, so cute to see the little frog looking at his reflection... Well donne,

Jolie trouvaille. Sujet traité d'une manière originale et poétique, comme un prélude à un conte de fées. Détails bien nets permettant d'apprécier les différences de texture. Couleurs harmonieuses. Parfaite profondeur de champ. Chapeau, Alain!

Very cool picture! Nice colour and detail, and especially hte mirrireffect is splendid! You have a good eye for opportunity, congrats!


Bonjour Alain,
superbe foto. Prise très particulière. félicitations

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