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Challenge: Macro Without Bugs or Flowers II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Location: TX
Date: Apr 17, 2008
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/50s
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 19, 2008

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Was shooting something totally different and it was not working as I'd thought. Took a smoke break and found this guy out front. Into the light tent with you!!!
Tried to reshoot (OOF nose bugged me), but couldn't get the editing done in time. Don't know if it was a good thing or bad. I liked the plain white more ;-)
Here are some "not in time" edits from a different shoot and maybe different toad.
673618.jpg673620.jpg

Thanks to all the commenter's and voters. Another PB for me.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 258
Avg (all users): 6.8802
Avg (commenters): 8.1818
Avg (participants): 6.7857
Avg (non-participants): 6.9759
Views since voting: 3823
Views during voting: 318
Votes: 167
Comments: 23
Favorites: 2 (view)


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07/09/2008 06:37:52 PM
Toads give me the creeps - but this is a handsome beast, no doubt
Toad portrait session? Looks like to me. I can just see a slight side view, with head turned towards the camera, and a broad smile, in my mind's eye. He (maybe she), needs an evening suit on, and I guess a spot on the background, and that's just perfect. (bit like the singing frog in 'Meet the Robinsons')

Beautiful shot - how many lenses do you have, by the way - I counted about 4 so far

Message edited by author 2008-07-09 18:39:29.
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04/30/2008 03:11:51 PM
Love it.... Well done and another high scoring image for you.. Did I mention, you just can't take a bad photo these days..
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04/29/2008 02:02:18 PM
Great focus and colours. He certainly does look grumpy, but very sweet ;-) Congrats on 5th place, Owain.
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04/28/2008 04:38:54 PM
Great finish. You are on a roll!
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04/28/2008 04:16:19 PM
Wow! This is just SO GOOD! Congratulations on 5th place.

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04/28/2008 03:44:39 PM
Yup, plain white was definitely the better choice imo. Fantastic to see this made the top 5, congratulations to you!!
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04/28/2008 08:52:15 AM
Wow, an other PB! congrats! Doesn't this one look like asking for a kiss? "Huh I'm a prince."
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04/28/2008 03:14:23 AM
This is great photography
Congrats on your top 5 image
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04/28/2008 03:00:47 AM
Congrats on your HM and new PB, well done!
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04/28/2008 12:32:29 AM
Spectacular find, well done!
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04/28/2008 12:02:55 AM
Man Owain, you are on a roll :) Grats on the 5th place.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/27/2008 10:53:57 PM
quite great photo quality - and humorous! 9
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04/25/2008 10:58:02 PM
Nice details on the eyes. To me the out-of-focus nose is somewhat distracting.
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04/25/2008 01:40:35 AM
Nice toad, wish he was on or in something, good dof
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04/24/2008 01:53:31 AM
Great shot. Very confronting. Leaps out at you. Good focus.
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04/23/2008 10:13:10 PM
10 10 10 10 10 10!!!!!!! Best toad photo I've seen in a long time. Perfect light and dof. A little noisy in the oof areas, but WHO CARES?! Straight off to my favourites with you, Mr Grumpy Toad...
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04/23/2008 12:15:58 PM
What a great grumpy toad! Love the focus being pretty much just on the eyes.
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04/23/2008 02:54:02 AM
Really liked the focus on his eyes..
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04/22/2008 09:31:26 PM
now theres a looker, great use of DOF. maybe some neat image to clean up the noise in the back but I can't hold that against you 8 from me.
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04/22/2008 01:45:00 PM
Good macro and dof.
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04/22/2008 11:55:25 AM
Excellent (10)
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04/21/2008 11:06:18 AM
Ha Ha love this shot. Wonderfully sharp where it matters. Great looking subject 8
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04/21/2008 12:18:05 AM
Ribbit! ... nothing quite as gratifing as a cooperative model! Great job on the subjects focus!
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