Jessica Manelis  

Frog and Stone by Jessica Manelis

October 2019 - Frog and Stone

October 2019 - Jessica Manelis


About the Image(s)

I c continue to be obsessed with the frogs in my back yard. This guy liked to hang out between two flat rocks that make up the wall. I think he was hiding from my dog who shares my frog obsession, but for a different reason :) I shot this hand held with a Nikon D 3300 and a macro lens. I cropped in from the original and did some post processing in Photoshop.

8 comments posted

Jon Joyce   Jon Joyce
I like this shot, Jessica. If anything, it didn't go quite far enough, in my view. Further cropping to nearly an all-green image would allow the viewer to focus on the subject in a natural environment. Boy, you are getting some milage out of this animal!   Posted: 10/05/2019 17:08:25

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
When are one of your frog images going to be titled "The Prince"? Both Dorinda's and Judy's images this month depend on the fact that red inescapably draws one's eye. In the case of your image, the red draws my eye away from the frog. Thus, I'm saying pretty much the same thing as Jon. Since I don't see how to crop and retain balance in the image, perhaps it would be possible to change the red to a dark brown?   Posted: 10/06/2019 10:40:34

Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
I'm enjoying your frog images. One way to improve our photography and to satisfy our desire to photograph the world around us, is to engage in a project. Your current project it appears is to find different ways to photograph these frogs. I agree with cropping more and also would suggest selectively pulling back on the green on the rocks so we can see the frog better. It appears to me that the saturation on the rocks is increased from what it was in the original.   Posted: 10/06/2019 15:58:26

Tom Carnahan   Tom Carnahan
Lovely picture with wonderful colors, cropping to show off the frog and your background is nice and fuzzy with no distractions.   Posted: 10/06/2019 18:02:52

Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
Nice picture, agree a little bemore cropping on the left probably would be better. Nice frogge   Posted: 10/07/2019 17:32:16

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
My initial thought that cropping from the left wouldn't work proved to be wrong. Here is such a crop combined with Dorinda's thought of reducing the green of the rocks.   Posted: 10/07/2019 18:03:28
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Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
Robert's version is what I had in mind.   Posted: 10/07/2019 20:20:39

Judy Merson   Judy Merson
Nice sharp capture of the frog I agree with Robert's crop   Posted: 10/09/2019 12:09:03


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