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You're a frog I'm a frog Kiss me

You're a frog I'm a frog Kiss me
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-17
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, Canon 52mm close-up lens 250D
Exposure: f/8, 1/5 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Photos with titles of songs, 40-49 Points (Chapter 2) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-18 15:04
Viewed: 8876
Favorites: 7 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
You're a frog I'm a frog Kiss me,
And I'll turn into a prince suddenly
Donne moé des peanuts,
J'men va t'chanter Alouette sans fausse note...
The frog song
paroles: Jean Chevrier. Musique: Robert Charlebois

Yesterday. In January 17th, 2005, I returned to Ecomuseum, alone by bus with my camera. Cloudy, cold, snow-covered day.
Being almost frozen (fingers and feet, but not my heart.;-)) to photograph birds, lynxs, wolves, foxes and the other animals I returned to the main building of Ecomuseum.
In the basement, we find there a magnificent permanent exhibition of fishes, amphibians and reptiles.
I have already presented you a Painted turtle and a Common Garter Snake that I photographed in this place.
I had brought my closed-up lens with me and I took advantage of it to test it on subjects through glass walls.
I admit that I am rather satisfied (but not completly, of course) with the result and that is why I present you this photo today.
And I wish ardently that it will arouse some reactions of your part to warm me a little ;-).
And for the others, thanks for looking at it.

Now some info on Bullfrog gleaned here:
Physical Description: North American bullfrogs are the largest true frog found in North America, weighing up to 0.5 kg and 203 mm in length.
Typical length ranges from 90 to 152 mm.
Color varies from brownish to shades of green, often with spots or blotches of a darker color about the back. The hind feet are fully webbed.
The sex of an adult bullfrog can be easily determined by examining the size of the tympanum (the external ear of the frog) relative to that of the eye.
The tympanum is a round circle located on the side of the head near the eye, and in males it is much larger than the eye. In females the tympanum is as large or smaller than the eye.
Also, during the breeding season the throat of the male bullfrog is yellow, whereas the female's is white.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To red45: What does that thing eat during winter?Luc 2 01-19 05:55
To Callie: a very appropriate observation...Luc 1 01-19 01:15
To ellis49: I agree with you for the reflection...Luc 1 01-19 00:35
To livios: I pressed the lens on the glass...Luc 2 01-18 23:34
To rlortie: Donne moé des peanuts...Luc 1 01-18 21:33
To marhowie: who help us to become famous...Luc 1 01-18 21:21
To milloup: I would like better a princess...Luc 1 01-18 17:33
Camera datasLuc 1 01-18 15:08
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Excellent shot, I love it, superb macro.
Fantastic atmosphere, colours, mood, everything. The short DOF lloks artistic this time for me.
I dont know why you are not completely satisfied. I can assure this "arouse very positive reactions of my part" :D
Thanks very much, I want more with that lense.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-01-18 15:44]

Luc, what a POV!!!! now there's a shot. Perfect, no complaints from this end. 1000 points for originality.
Back in my childhood days, I caught these by hand. They were fun to catch.

Hey, the artist is his own worst critic.

Wow, great shot. That's the biggest eye I've ever seen :-) Absolutely wonderful, you have done really excellent job.

Great pov Luc - you must have been almost down on your belly to get this angle;-) and in addition a nearly perfect reflection. Wonderful details on a perfect background in an interesting composition - well done, this is a great one indeed.

What a pity there was glass between you, or you could have kissed him and turned him into a prince.. or did I get it all wrong? ;-))
The capture's nice and sharp, good DOF, nice reflection (the roof?) in his eye, but some trees would have been nicer ;-))

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  • azulu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 75] (374)
  • [2005-01-18 17:58]

Jesus Crist!!!! This is amazing! Beautiful, beautiful!! Hey Luc, just perfect. Very nice composition whith excellent colours and sharpness. The details are great. I love this photo.



Gorgeous portrait of a frog prince. The color and clarity are amazing and the reflection is wonderful. The perspective gives the composition the kind of appeal to draw the viewer closer. The reflection of lights, made me stop for a bit, but the oval shape created a nice repeating pattern, which allowed me to move through the frame. Well done.

Luc, This is great! Love the way this one came out with all the reflective action here..Very unique with great impact. Hey, this one will make you famous! ;-))

Quel oeil! Magnifique Luc, je suis impressionné par cette photo macro. Très réussi. Beaux détails, beau reflet. La tonalité en vert est bien agréable. Je ne peux m'empêcher de fredonner en regardant la photo et son titre. Bravo!

A great shot. Looks like a cover shot for National Geographic.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-01-18 23:14]
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Luc, wonderful photo. Another very beautiful one coming from you.

Something grabbed my attention: 1/5?! I find it amazing because it seems you didn't use a tripod. How to get such sharpness by using 1/5?

Fantastic composition, POV, colors and note.



impressionant portrait de ce batracien !
les detail de la peau et la viscosité sont vraiment bien transmis.
tres bon travail.

What big eyes you've got, Grandma? Looks like he is keeping an eye on you as well, NOw now you may try to kiss him and then YOU will end-up with warts!
A beautiful picture this LUC, well done. And it gives off its own warmth too.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-19 4:21]
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One of your best, Luc! Fantastic, clear and sharp close-up. Great BG and reflection in the water. How many diopters has got your new close-up lens?

Well done, Luc. It is a very pleasing image that is guaranteed to leave the viewer smiling!

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
DOF: ****
POV: ****

Superbe comosition, malheureusement on peu voir un filtre gris du a la vitre.

Great shot Luc.
I have looked a very long time on this.
Maybe on of your best. You handle the macro lens very good.
I specially like the light and the big eye.
Very good sharpness, details, colours and a very nice pose.
Just a small nit that you cut the reflection.
Great work.

Pionts later, out of cents as usual

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-01-19 11:04]

Zdjeæie najwy¿szej klasy kolor,kadr,ostro¶æ rewelacja.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-01-19 13:54]

spectuculair shot Luc,
What a great macro, fantastic composing super photo, good balance exelent pof and dof, very good note, Yes I like it.

J'ai pris un peu de retard, Luc :-). Même pas le temps de faire des photos! Evidemment, ceci est excellent, totalement inattendu et très bien réalisé. La peau luisante est étonnante, quant à l'oeuil, c'est parfait. Très beau reflet dans l'eau, un peu estompé vers le bas. En tout cas, une photo originale. Incidemment j'aime beaucoup Charlebois! Très bon rapprochement.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-01-19 20:56]

What big eyes you've got Mr Frog. I see the lights in his eyes. Good reflections in the water too. Well done Luc.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-23 2:08]

Beware Luc, He's got an eye on you (or the paint brush). The composition here is stauuning and your sharpness is great. I really like this one.

Very well done and thanks for posting.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-10-03 21:03]

Très belle image Luc, j'adore le point de vue à fleur d'eau créant ainsi l'homothétie verticale de ton sujet. De plus la prise de vue un peu de 3/4 met en évidence la rondeur des deux yeux caractéristique de ce batracien. Les lumières multi-ponctuelles offrent à la fois une lumière douce et enveloppante tout en maintenant une spécularité dans les reflets sur la peau visqueuse de la grenouille. Tu n'as point caché la provenance de ta photo, ce qui explique les multiples réflexions dans son oeil, par contre je serais curieux de voir la même photo retravaillée pour minimiser ces reflets. Si tu ne l'a pas fait, c'est surement par choix. Il n'en demeure pas moins que c'est une photo superbe qui mériterais un bonhomme souriant vert grenouille très foncé.

Luc, this is an amazing shot! I would expect to see something like this in National Geographic. How inspiring. Thank you for sharing it with me/us. Sincerely, Anna-Lu

I am updating all my "comments" to "Critiques" so that you will receive the points I thought I gave you...

amazing closeup, TFS Ori

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