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Beast of the Marsh
Beast of the Marsh

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Challenge: Textures III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Location: Wellers Bay, Carrying Place, ON
Date: Jul 13, 2005
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: auto
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 14, 2005

This is a pic of a adult female bull-frog. the picture was taken in the earlie afternoon on the 13th. when i first saw the frog, i could't get my boat close enough to get the picture i wanted, so i got out and waded through the swamp. i hope you get sa much enjoyment seeing my picture as i had taking it!

Place: 275 out of 614
Avg (all users): 5.2038
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 4.9195
Avg (non-participants): 5.7473
Views since voting: 1056
Views during voting: 333
Votes: 265
Comments: 14
Favorites: 3 (view)

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12/24/2005 07:46:43 PM
I see you had to wade through swamp to get this shot. The feather is a nice touch. The one thing that bothers me is the shadows. But you can choose the time of day you want to shoot these kind of shots. Did you get that close or did you zoom in the whole 10X? Either way is is a nice shot with great focus where it needs to be. I think if you play with the contrast a little you might dull some of those shadows.
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11/14/2005 02:12:33 PM
Great catch and the feather is funny and catches the eye. Nice HUH? factor to catch your audience. I would have added a little color saturation and contrast to define the frog more from his surroundings but very nice!

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10/14/2005 10:27:13 PM
Looks like a bullfrog after a chicken dinner. Good focus, love the story behind it and the feather in the mouth.
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08/21/2005 04:46:34 PM
This picture is great. My comments mirror most of what has been said, the colours etc and the feather is just great - thats what makes this picture more than just a frog in a pond. I may have tried to get more of leaves behind her in focus but that may not be possible?
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08/10/2005 02:37:58 PM
LOL @ your explanation of getting the shot. I like this a lot. The feather in the frog's mouth is really great. The DOF, sharpness, and composition are all good. I'm surprised this didn't do better in the challenge (although 5.2 ain't bad in that challenge!). Nice work (and hope you've recovered from your swim...) ;-)
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07/28/2005 07:53:33 AM
Sounds like you had fun taking this picture! That's partly what it's all about...enjoying yourself! I really like the composition!
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07/27/2005 06:36:22 PM
What a great pic! also a great score for your first challenge entry.
nice to see more teens enjoying photography:-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/26/2005 05:30:42 PM
Did it just eat a bird? There is a feather sticking out of its mouth! LOL
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07/26/2005 12:42:48 PM
Fits challenge=5
Wow factor/uniqueness=0

He's got a feather in his mouth...what'd he do, eat a bird? Good variety of textures and nice colors.

Good luck
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07/25/2005 07:51:03 AM
More of a wildlife shot than an image focussing on the texture theme really. Some good textures there however... a nice perspective view across the lily pads may have worked better...
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07/24/2005 11:19:11 PM
Nice tone on tone. The light on his head is nice. I wish it were a larger image so we could really see the detail of the frog's face more.
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07/24/2005 06:46:35 PM
Feather in the mouth lol.
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07/22/2005 01:19:02 PM
I wonderful shot. The feather in mouth makes the shot.
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07/22/2005 02:48:30 AM
Good subject. Nice composition. Focus is good. I'm thinking that maybe some levels tweaking in editing, perhaps dropping the darks and mids, could help make the photo really 'pop'.
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