Brenda Fishbaugh, QPSA  

Hanging on! by Brenda Fishbaugh, QPSA

July 2024 - Hanging on!

July 2024 - Brenda Fishbaugh, QPSA


About the Image(s)

Canon R5 Canon 100mm Macro lens, tripod, macro flash
ISO 200 100mm. 1/200 sec. f/22

I took a weekend Macro workshop in Louisville, Kentucky. Had a great time, as I haven't done macro before.

This is a poisonous Red-Eyed Tree Frog and is a tiny thing!

I used a macro flash to stop action as the frog climbs and doesn't hold still.

I cropped, used DeHaze, darkened the background, and brightened the eyes.

I can only enter this in PSA Color, as it is a "setup" and the background is actually a photo (and this is why I darkened it).

Any suggestions? I'd love a cute title. Thanks!

9 comments posted

Pei-Fan Mu   Pei-Fan Mu
It is so cure. I like the title " hanging on". The color and saturation are wonderful. The macro flash is well-done. Thanks for your sharing.   Posted: 07/06/2024 18:24:26
Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Thanks so much, Pei-Fan! I appreciate it!   Posted: 07/10/2024 14:53:37

Ed Ogle   Ed Ogle
Very nice. I think you could have cropped it slightly differently and made it more dramatic. Maybe more negative space on the viewer's right but it looks like maybe this was the original full frame. Is this from Florida?   Posted: 07/09/2024 10:02:11
Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
This is the full frame, do you have a crop suggestion? As I mentioned above, it was during a macro workshop in Louisville, Kentucky. It's a poisonous frog from Central and South America.   Posted: 07/10/2024 15:02:39

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
I like the image but to me it needs to be cropped tighter since the frog is the main subject it should be a larger part of the composition. Also, the top part of the frog should be brighter and the hot spots on the stem reduced. In my revision did those suggestions. I like the background as I think it compliments the frog image.   Posted: 07/11/2024 21:57:57
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Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Thanks for your suggestions, Jim. I think it is a good idea to take down the brightness.
  Posted: 07/12/2024 19:24:38

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
To me, the reds make this picture. I also like the way the lighting illuminated the frog and not the background. I prefer Brenda's version to Jim's reworking because his feels too dim and the white chest and throat of the frog feel more natural to me when they are brighter.   Posted: 07/12/2024 18:07:26
Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Thanks, Robert! I think I can take down some of Froggie's shine and still have it feel bright and the red bring your attention.   Posted: 07/12/2024 19:25:28


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