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Reflections of a Toad
Reflections of a Toad

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Challenge: Anything But Landscape (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Back Garden
Date: Jul 12, 2008
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/120
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 13, 2008

I didn't even know we had a toad in the garden until I was out cutting the grass and this little chap leapt out from what seemed like 'under' the Flymo. So the gardening was abandoned while I went and got my camera, then lay down in all the grass clippings to get a few shots of him.

Post Challenge
Some great shot's in this challenge, so I've no complaint with my score : )

Place: 11 out of 247
Avg (all users): 6.8077
Avg (commenters): 6.7143
Avg (participants): 6.7286
Avg (non-participants): 6.8721
Views since voting: 1969
Views during voting: 272
Votes: 156
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/14/2008 04:46:45 PM
I've been meaning to comment for a while, and since it is your birthday - I guess now will do! :)

I thought this was really cool. Excellent macro, great colors, and then to catch the shiny reflection was an added bonus. Great photo.

Happy Birthday!
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07/21/2008 06:51:27 PM
So if I get your macro-lens do you promise that I'll score 6.8's too? I have serious lens envy...you've got the one I want!! Oh well, what do you expect from a teacher's salary....oh yeah....I'm not a teacher! ; )

This shot stood out in the challenge and garnered a nice vote from me. Very well done!
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07/21/2008 05:51:33 AM
That's it. I'm selling my copy of that lens. It simply can't do this! It can't be the photographer - oh, no. It must be the lens. (Mostly it's that I can't hold it still enough to get shots like this.) Lovely guy, by the way. I'm quite fond of amphibians and reptiles and such.
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07/21/2008 02:43:18 AM
Woot! Very nice finish, Steve! And what a fantastic image! Congrats.
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07/21/2008 02:39:20 AM
that lens is unbeatable isn't it? Congrats on your high finish, mate!
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07/21/2008 01:37:02 AM
is 'toad' his name, or is he just some random toad you happened to come across in your yard ..??.. lol ..
its a brilliant shot steve and lookin' extremely good on your profile page even if he isnt the handsomest guy around .. the reflection in his eye is amazing .. :)
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07/21/2008 12:43:22 AM
This is so great, the clarity and DOF are first class. Excellent work, Steve.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/20/2008 09:59:06 PM
Awesome color and clarity. This should do well
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07/20/2008 03:49:17 PM
wow, lovely photo. detail is fabulous-8
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07/20/2008 11:08:56 AM
great closeup of the toads eye!!!
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07/18/2008 12:13:06 AM
Photo is terrific. Letter box framing, IMHO, detracts.
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07/16/2008 07:26:32 PM
excellent detail and color - nice job
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07/15/2008 07:28:06 PM
Fabulous closeup. He's so colorful and striking.I really like the black frame it makes the color of the frog even more intense.
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07/15/2008 04:10:06 PM
Super sharp and very cool! My pick for #2.
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07/14/2008 02:14:54 AM
What an interesting eye! Nice photo.
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