Bob Benson, FPSA, EPSA  

Frog in Pond by Bob Benson, FPSA, EPSA

October 2019 - Frog in Pond

About the Image(s)

Our local nature center has a pond where occasionally frogs can be found in the summer. I have not photographed any until this year. This one was on the small side, but was able to fill the frame with my 100-400. Because we were on a viewing platform, my viewpoints were more limited than I wished for. In Lightroom, highlight reduction, an increase in contrast, texture, and clarity, with some vignetting. Removed some annoying junk on lily pad.

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9 comments posted

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Beautiful warty creature. We had many in Swan Pt. but missing them here. I never get tired of trying to catch the gold in their eyes. I'd give it a little more space in front and try flipping the image so it's going the other direction.   Posted: 10/04/2019 09:55:53

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
What a great nature picture. Although the frog is green as is the background, it still stands out beautifully. Pity that it is so close to the bottom of the frame. You could add to the canvas at the bottom and use content aware to fill in the foreground.   Posted: 10/06/2019 11:25:06

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Here's a quick rendition where I added to bottom and left. You could also crop from the right   Posted: 10/06/2019 11:45:33
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Jose Cartas   Jose Cartas
The frog is crisp, and you got it in a very interesting pose. The background perfectly complements it in shapes and colors. I wish that the animal would have a little more space at the bottom and on the left, but I can live with its positioning. The black triangle on the bottom left disturbs me, and I wonder if you can clone parts of the leaf to eliminate it (not so easy).   Posted: 10/08/2019 21:36:38

Bob Benson   Bob Benson
So I tried reversing, adding to side and bottom, and removing the dark corner. Still trying to decide if flipping helps or not.   Posted: 10/10/2019 16:14:23
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Jose Cartas   Jose Cartas
No need to flip.   Posted: 10/11/2019 22:39:02
John Roach   John Roach
(Groups 52 & 64)
I like both orientations. Very nice image.   Posted: 10/24/2019 10:39:04

Albert Zabin   Albert Zabin
Perhaps cropping on the right to make a square format with a more intimate portrait. The frog is jujst wonderfully rendered and nothing else really adds to it   Posted: 10/14/2019 16:53:21

Guy Hawkins   Guy Hawkins
I agree with others on space in front of the frog but would not flip it. I really like the version that Mervyn did.   Posted: 10/26/2019 19:48:39