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Masked Smilisca

Masked Smilisca
Photo Information
Copyright: Luis Louro (luislourobd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 147 W: 0 N: 69] (2176)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 105 mm f/2.8
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): F r o g s [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-27 4:02
Viewed: 4689
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Smilisca phaeota.
After several more "conventional" shots, I decided to a more direct view.
This is a beautiful non vemnous frog from Costa Rica.
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Hi Luis,
Great compo of course. Outstanding shot.
Love the pose. DOF range is at the edge but still no problem IMO.
Great work!

hi luis,
nice shot, lovely colours, fine pov,
good dof, the dull bg is perfect for the shot,
well composed,
tfs & regards

Great POV.
Excellent sharpness.
Brilliant composition.

Hi Luis,
What a cute little frog.
Excellent point of view.
Details are great. Colors are natural.
Well done!
I would have been happy if you could write more details on exactly were you've taken this photo.


very nice close up, TFS Ori

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  • miuky Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 17] (180)
  • [2006-11-27 8:52]

a sleeping beauty again...i never have enough of these pictures...
Hy Luis...
Great shot:)
Regards, m.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-27 9:10]

Hi Luis

What a superb capture!
This little tree frog looks absolutely fantastic!
I like the fact that you chose such a shallow DOF for this one! The focus on the eyes is impecable and the colors are splendid.
Also great POV, sharpness and flash-work.

Bravo and TFS

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-27 12:03]

Likeable image Luis with very good sharpness and depth.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, focus, sharpness, color, lighting, background, framing.

I like it: notes.

I don't like it: the lack of the values of the image and notes.

Nice presentation, thank you for sharing.
Greetings... Ricardo

bonjour luis
encore un magnifique gros plan de grenouille.bravo c'est genial.

great job,
lovely detail,


Again an absolutly crisp image!
The POV is all in this shot, that frog seems that is about to jump from the pic to the viewer.
Beauty green's tones.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-11-28 1:28]

What a cute pose you caught here, Luis.
Great POV and excellent light and details.
The colors are fabulous.
I like the way his toes are suctioned on the leaf.
TFS. : )

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-11-28 6:04]

what a great shot! fantastic close-up. great focus, reach colors. excellent work. tfs

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-11-28 8:05]

Hello Luis,
Nice frontal close-up capturing an almost human expression of this Costa Rican frog. I like the detail, lighting and BG.
TFS, regards, Ivan

Hello Louis,

Excellent photo, perfect DOF colors nad details, very cell composed and capture photo,

TFS Kyle

Hi Luis,
The intimacy you've been able to capture is ashtonishing. The way it is lying flat on its belly looking at you is just perfect. The shallow DOF really worked.

:) tomorrow

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-11-29 4:57]

Hello Luis,
Excellent macro.
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-21 13:54]

Hi Luis

I must have missed this one! actually looking at your gallery I can't believe I missed so many wonderful frog pictures. I loved the POV here. Great colours, composition and perfect focus



Great perspective on this cute frog, I have a similiar shot but with rhacophorus reinwartii, once again nice control of the flash. :)

Hi Luis
How did you get underneath ? Whatever you did, it works wonderfully well! Eye to eye, like the big bad wolf. :-)
Rather odd bits seem to float on the eyes, and the yellow film, is that pollen?

Thanks for sharing your work, and I add your photo to my theme " F r o g s".

Greetings from South Africa

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