Jessica Manelis  

Frog by Jessica Manelis

September 2020 - Frog

About the Image(s)

I truly love my garden frogs! This year they are a little skittish, so I have to sneak up on them if I want to get a pictures. I took this shot, hand held with my Nikon D7000 and a 60 mm macro lens. I took several shots from different angles. I have not done any post processing...yet.

7 comments posted

Mary Hinsen   Mary Hinsen
Hi Jessica - what a great capture. I like that the frog is emerging from under the rock, with his (or her) eye on the prize. His colour makes him stand out well.
I will be interested to see how you process this image.   Posted: 09/09/2020 23:59:12

Andrew Carstensen   Andrew Carstensen
Looks like they like you too. Almost like a portrait. The rocks are a little distracting. Is that a leaf under her head or does she have a green underside. Aquatic animals usually have a dark top side and light underside. I would like to see more of the frog closer up.   Posted: 09/13/2020 12:06:09

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
The frog is nice and sharp with good exposure and contrast. It is framed nicely by the green moss. I think you could crop in significantly. Almost half of your frame (left side) is the out of focus rock that doesn't add anything to the image. Wish you could have snapped the photo front on so we could have seen his eyes.   Posted: 09/15/2020 21:25:59

Bob Crocker   Bob Crocker
You capture him well. He is sharp and the texture on his back really has nice detail. I agree that cropping out as much of the rocks as you can would help the final composition. It is difficult to sneak up on these guys, esp. with a 60mm macro lens which I imagine required you to get pretty close.   Posted: 09/17/2020 10:20:10

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
The green moss and leaves make your frog stand out nicely. It is too bad that the rocks are out of focus and they are much larger than the frog. Cropping them out will leave very little left to your image.   Posted: 09/17/2020 21:29:29

Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
Good details on the frog. I would like to see a bit closer crop on the image.   Posted: 09/21/2020 09:27:53

Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
Good details on the frog. I would like to see a bit closer crop on the image.   Posted: 09/21/2020 09:27:54


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