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Hoppin good time at the Beach
Hoppin good time at the Beach

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sand (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD for Canon
Location: Back Yard in Hastings Florida
Date: Jan 4, 2009
Aperture: f4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 4, 2009

I got a little umbrella and sand put the sand on a table in the back yard to simulate the beach. I used a red towel then I caught the frog, He was not very cooperative so I will probably not use him as a model again. Used a flash, ajusted brightness and saturation. and here it is.

Place: 110 out of 124
Avg (all users): 4.6986
Avg (commenters): 4.3333
Avg (participants): 4.4186
Avg (non-participants): 4.8155
Views since voting: 617
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 146
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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01/17/2009 09:21:17 PM
This is Kari Ann, greetings from the Critique Club:

composition: the strong orange against the neutrals leads the eye to the frog, but he seems a bit out of place in the frame. Perhaps a different composition would have set him along a different line in the frame, making him more appealing.

color: reds are nice, yellows are vibrant, the greens are a little lost in the red though. but other then those minor nits, coloring is pleasing

pretty good, maybe more contrast between the red and sand to bring more interest.

You got the focus dead on-great detail in those eyes

depth of field:
I, along with another commenter, would have liked to see this with a smaller aperture used. i think the sand more in focus would have attracted nicer voters, and a higher score.

lighting: maybe toning down the brightness of the umbrella would have helped pull the eyes through the frame smoother. it kinda sticks out for me.

other: I find this photo humorous, it made me smile. I can also tell you had to put some time into catching that little critter. Kudos for that! The subject is something new and unusual, which is kinda risky with voters. They either love it or hate it. I feel they were a little harsh on you. Keep up the photography, don't let those voters get ya down! PM me if you have any other questions.
-Kari Ann
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/11/2009 07:06:33 AM
I hope he put on his sunblock!
01/10/2009 04:42:48 PM
Would've liked the frog on a different angle or composition.
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01/05/2009 10:29:46 PM
Nice colors -- Like the umbrella. Shallow DOF has completey obscurred the sand. Would be better with the sand detail more visable in a sand challenge.
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