Maria Mazo, QPSA  

Tree Frog by Maria Mazo, QPSA

September 2023 - Tree Frog

September 2023 - Maria Mazo, QPSA


About the Image(s)

For this month’s image, I chose an image of this tree frog that I took almost one year ago in a wetland area here in Sydney called Warriewood. There is an area there around the pond there that is cover in grasses, and these little frogs have found the perfect space to live, as the grasses offer them a safe area where to live close of the water as well.

Image data: 1/1600 sec at f 5.6 ISO 1250 . I shot this image with a Sony camera and a 100-400 mm lens at 400 mm.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
13 comments posted

Dr Isaac Vaisman   Dr Isaac Vaisman
Maria, this month you are presenting us an image of an acrobatic frog, holding tight onto the green grass. The image is very sharp and colorful, and your settings gave a nice bokeh. I believe a much tighter crop takes away a lot of empty space, and makes the frog stand out better.   Posted: 09/07/2023 18:27:46
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Maria Mazo   Maria Mazo
Hi Isaac, thanks for your comment, I agree with you a tight crop make the frog more stand up. I am always afraid to crop to much and lost a lot of quality in the image.   Posted: 09/11/2023 02:48:15

Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Maria, As Isaac said, you have a nice image and I like his crop to make the frog stand out. Bruce   Posted: 09/08/2023 14:08:05
Maria Mazo   Maria Mazo
Hi Bruce, thanks for the comment, I also like the tight crop that Isaac has suggested to me.   Posted: 09/11/2023 02:49:39

Mary Frost   Mary Frost
Maria, your capture allows the frog to show off its diminutive size. I think part of the power of this capture is your zoomed out view. Many times we zoom in but that can destroy the realistic view that you captured. Lovely image.   Posted: 09/08/2023 15:20:44
Maria Mazo   Maria Mazo
Hi Mary, those little are not easy to isolate as they live among the grasses, too many distractions around to get a clean background. Thanks for you comment much appreciated   Posted: 09/11/2023 02:52:16

Barbara Gore   Barbara Gore
Very nice image, Maria. The image is sharp, the varied green colors are soothing and a nice blurred background. Like Mary, I like the zoomed out effect for this image. For me, I see this type of image as a vertical crop to give emphasis on the tall plant leaves which are also part of the story. Nicely done, Maria.   Posted: 09/09/2023 07:25:57
Maria Mazo   Maria Mazo
Hi Barbara, Thanks for your suggestions and lovely words. I will revise the crop in this image for sure.   Posted: 09/11/2023 02:53:40

Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
Maria, you obviously thought how best to present your well captured frog and I feel giving it space really works. It is easier to comprehend its scale, while all its details are clearly visible and not made better by enlarging. Well done.   Posted: 09/11/2023 01:23:57
Maria Mazo   Maria Mazo
Hi Adrian, thanks for your thoughtful comment, I greatly appreciate it.   Posted: 09/11/2023 03:24:26

Marie Costanza   Marie Costanza
Maria, What a delightful image of this sweet frog! I love the way its foot is wrapped around and touching its hand. I can imagine a story being told about the frog as it looks out into the wetland, as it ponders what delicacies might be available for its next meal!   Posted: 09/22/2023 09:37:28
Maria Mazo   Maria Mazo

Hi Marie,
I really enjoy looking for these little creatures among the grasses in the wetland. It's not always easy to capture them well due to the busy background. These images are usually taken with a long lens that allows me to get closer without disturbing the frogs.

  Posted: 09/29/2023 04:50:07

Marie Costanza   Marie Costanza
  Posted: 09/22/2023 09:37:29