Joey Johnson  

Frog on a Lilypad by Joey Johnson

August 2019 - Frog on a Lilypad

About the Image(s)

While visiting family in Washington state, I enjoyed seeing this guy hanging out on a lily pad in the backyard pond. He/she didn't seem to concerned about the large person with the funny machine, so I got quite a few shots. This was one of the best. It is a fun shot, but would like comments on what to do about the yellow lily pad up top, and whatever else people can offer.
Taken with an Olympus OM-D EM 10 Mark II, with a 12-200 Zuiko lens.

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8 comments posted

Gary Butler   Gary Butler
(Group 88)
For me you have done an excellent job of capturing this frog in a way that fixes the viewer's eye on him. I feel that the depth of field with the softer background supports this. I feel that the yellow leaf in the background adds some color harmony without being distracting.   Posted: 08/04/2019 08:25:41

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
(Groups 4 & 58 & 72)
Joey, the frog is tack sharp. I do find the yellow distracting, so I cropped the image and added a little vignette. More frog images in group 69   Posted: 08/06/2019 18:56:37
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Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
I agree with Isaac's recommendation. The larger background is not necessary. The light blue reflection might be toned down a bit. Most frogs just disappear when I try to get their portrait.   Posted: 08/07/2019 10:18:31

Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
Cute little fellow. I'd take out the yellow leaf which is a distraction and spoils the almost monochromatic greens in the image. The repeating arcs of the leaves add interest.   Posted: 08/10/2019 13:43:08

David Robb   David Robb
I was thinking about taking the leaf out but thought it added something. So I put the frog and the leaf in opposite corners. Possibly not compete as much. Shortened up the foreground. Increased the colors and saturation.   Posted: 08/11/2019 19:24:29
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Sharon Moir   Sharon Moir
I would crop more similar to what David did and leave the yellow. It adds interest   Posted: 08/15/2019 06:59:49

Dennis Hirning   Dennis Hirning
Put me down with the removers. I would leave all of the leaf that the frog is sitting on. I liked the way that one and the leaf on the right form a line that captures the viewers eye. I had to do a little more playing around with this.   Posted: 08/24/2019 22:11:10
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Than Sint   Than Sint
Wow .. it is eye to eye engagement. My opinion is also to crop the image get closer the frog to us, because it is low noise and sharp enough to crop.   Posted: 08/25/2019 10:15:38