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.

6 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


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