Dorinda Wills, QPSA  

Froggy by Dorinda Wills, QPSA

July 2021 - Froggy

About the Image(s)

Recently when I went outside to water some flowers I discovered this little guy sitting amongst the geranium leaves. I used my Nikkor 105mm macro, handheld at 6.3. I cropped a little in LR, adjusted the color saturation/
luminence, especially to bring out the orange in his eyes and markings.

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13 comments posted

Tom Carnahan   Tom Carnahan
Nice framing and control on the sharpness in the area of the eyes and nose. Your color is is striking . It feels a little cramped but do not see ow to get the shot with out the geranium leaves. Could you keep the blur in the background and get a sharper leaf under the frogs nose with a different f-stop. Just a thought. Good photo.   Posted: 07/02/2021 12:32:42

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
(Group 42)
I agree with Tom on the colors. I would like this more if a greater fraction of the image were sharp. Here I've cropped off some of the blurred regions, sharpened a bit, and reversed the image.   Posted: 07/02/2021 16:07:32
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Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
Thank you for your suggestion. It gives a totally different feel to the image.   Posted: 07/02/2021 18:49:07

Jody Coker   Jody Coker
I really like this one Dorinda. You'll need to keep an eye out for it in the future.
  Posted: 07/02/2021 20:11:47
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Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
Another good example/ suggestion. Thank you! I haven't seen him since, but I KNOW he's out there!
  Posted: 07/03/2021 13:54:49

Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
I like this one, the only thing I would try it is take out part of leaves. See attached   Posted: 07/05/2021 15:58:32
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Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
Thank you Leonid and for your example.
  Posted: 07/05/2021 16:02:46
Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
it is only a suggestion, you as a photographer decided what should be on the picture.   Posted: 07/05/2021 16:10:12

Jody Coker   Jody Coker
I have to agree with Leonid, IMO sometimes the environment plays a big part in why we find the subject interesting and if we remove to much we loose that. It goes from being a cool frog in my geraniums to just a pretty frog.   Posted: 07/08/2021 10:45:06
Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
Thank you. I am torn between the two versions so I appreciate your comment about the environment.   Posted: 07/08/2021 12:14:11

Jon Joyce   Jon Joyce
Like others, I love the colors that you have been able to bring out in Froggy. Most people seem more comfortable cropping more of their image than I am. Like Jody, I like to be aware of where the picture was taken and the context in which it was taken. I guess some feel more comfortable with the frog facing in one direction rather than another, but that's not me either. In short, I am happy with your original presentation.   Posted: 07/08/2021 14:53:04

Judy Merson   Judy Merson
I put Froggy's image into PictureAnimal app and he is a Pacific Tree Frog As Jon said the colors are great The closest eye is nice and sharp I would lighten it a bit more to show the catchlight I agree with flipping the image as Robert did According to a recent presenter at my camera club presenting images from left to right is preferred even in cultures that read right to left However I like your crop better I think the light leaf near his rear leg needs to be darkened As does the angled light line in the background on his right side ( in the original)   Posted: 07/08/2021 19:12:10

Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
I love the colors and feel like he is looking right at you! I like Robert's suggestion of cropping in a little and really focusing on him. I get what people are suggesting that it feels a little crowded, so it may seem odd to suggest cropping in more, but I actually feel like it is less crowded.   Posted: 07/14/2021 10:47:39