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Challenge: Hanging On By A Thread (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges Animals
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Australia
Date: Nov 23, 2008
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2008

Have I mentioned that I am scared of frogs....! Put me in with crocodiles anyday...but frogs...arrgghhh! By the end of this shoot I was shaking. It didn't help that we had frogs jumping everywhere...! My family had a ball getting these frogs together and keeping them in place. I was very brave.

And yet...the morning this image started voting...I went over in the morning to work my horse and put my Akubra on. As I was going down the stairs I couldn't work out why my hat wouldn't go down on my head...only to have my hat jump off my head. But still sitting on my head was a very large green frog. It peed all over my head and the stairs...! I screamed and the owners of the house came running out and burst out laughing when they realised what had happened.

Damn Frogs!!!

11 December 2008

Sheez...this took over a week to validate....it is the most basic of editings....what is the problem? And no reason given to me....thanks a lot!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 77
Avg (all users): 7.5299
Avg (commenters): 8.3226
Avg (participants): 7.5128
Avg (non-participants): 7.5333
Views since voting: 10515
Views during voting: 525
Votes: 234
Comments: 88
Favorites: 28 (view)


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12/09/2008 03:52:23 PM
great shot ...great composition.

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12/09/2008 06:57:01 AM
Absolutely Outstanding Composition. Congratz for your victory and keep the good work going....
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12/07/2008 09:42:53 AM
nice shot as expected from you!
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12/07/2008 04:31:33 AM
cute... froggy froggy... XD
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12/06/2008 08:22:28 PM
This is a brilliant photo. Three cheers to you for facing down your fear.
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12/06/2008 07:28:40 PM
I wonder, did the frog win, or did gravity? Either way, one thing is certain: the other frogs found it frighteningly non-disturbing that their friend was about to fall to their death. I mean, seriously, they aren't even trying to help their friend from falling to his death! And YOU, YOU put them in this position! How dare you!? Now they will all be traumatized and have nightmares FOREVER!

Congratulations. A fantastic photo.
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12/05/2008 10:54:43 PM
Fantastic... my first time voting and I picked the winner. Congratulations on your win.
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12/05/2008 09:55:06 PM
Ok, your hat actually jumped because of a frog AND it peed on your head? That's priceless!

Did it help at all to get over the fear?

FWIW my wife is afraid of earthworms, one of the most harmless animals possible.
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12/05/2008 10:02:21 AM
Congrat's Judi, very cool!
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12/04/2008 07:04:43 PM
Congrats Judi! Face your fears... :)
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12/04/2008 12:11:36 AM
congrats! I gave this photo a 10
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12/03/2008 11:59:38 PM
Fantastic, Congrats!
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12/03/2008 11:03:00 PM
Originally posted by De Sousa:

The hanged frog it's me, kiss me please!


MWAH!!
12/03/2008 09:29:50 PM
I can't tell its sex!... where are the "things" LOL
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12/03/2008 09:25:56 PM
Fabulous Image Judi
Congrats on your Blue Amazing shot
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12/03/2008 08:13:01 PM
The hanged frog it's me, kiss me please!
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12/03/2008 06:06:37 PM
Geez Judi, your hairs looks so soft....and smells...lmao!
Brilliant shot. Love the colors and the detail. Congrats on another Blue!
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12/03/2008 05:00:43 PM
Great image and story Judi!! Congrats on your win!
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12/03/2008 02:52:39 PM
Congratulations to you. I love this image. It was my favorite of the bunch. Love the story too :-)
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12/03/2008 02:06:24 PM
Judi this is almost the same idea that was in my head when I came up with this challenge. I didn't get a chance to shoot for it but I'm not only glad to see you with another ribbon but I'm also glad that the idea I had won as well. What a great shot and an awesome score. Congrats.
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12/03/2008 01:40:43 PM
Great photo and great story too!
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12/03/2008 12:51:27 PM
Perfect in every way for the challenge, and a wonderful photo in its own right.
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12/03/2008 12:12:37 PM
What a fab shot - This will end up all over the internet in no time at all . . :- $

Well deserved Blue - and I love the story
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12/03/2008 11:30:45 AM
Great job Judi - Awesome shot and well deserving of the Blue
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12/03/2008 11:28:49 AM
I'm so "hoppy" for you on this win! Well deserved, especially after hearing the back story :-) And the look on the left-most guy's face is priceless.
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12/03/2008 11:06:55 AM
Judi, dear. You're supposed to kiss frogs (there must be a prince lurking in there somewhere ;-) not let them pee on your head ;-)))
Love your shot, the focus and lighting are a dream
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12/03/2008 11:05:56 AM
That's very funny about the frog on your head incident. I guess it wanted to get back at you for all you put it through. I heard a funny story about one of those tropical frogs with the suction feet actually jumping and clinging to a girl's face and she wasn't particularly fond of frogs either.

At any rate, it's a wonderful image and a well deserved first place! Congratulations!
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12/03/2008 10:07:48 AM
Superb! Well deserved
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12/03/2008 09:44:20 AM
I think this one was dead on with the blue! Congrats
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12/03/2008 09:04:00 AM
Fantastic shot. I think it'd do well commercially, but you might want to re-crop it to fit into a more standard aspect ratio. +fav.
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12/03/2008 08:49:53 AM
Marvelous.
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12/03/2008 08:48:35 AM
Hi Judi, I loved this photo. Actually when I read the challenge I had a photo like that in my mind with frogs or kittens. But the frogs my son has in an aquarium are too small and brown, & our cat is too old.

Loved your hat story. I really laughed out loud there.

Cheers Peter
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12/03/2008 08:43:08 AM
HEE HEE -- see what facing your fears did? Got you a blue. Congrats.
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12/03/2008 08:34:19 AM
Great photo Judi! That's very cute. Congrats!
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12/03/2008 08:18:58 AM
hahahha what a tough experience for you!
Anyway! Your Frogs are great, so as your photo!
Deserved blue!
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12/03/2008 07:42:06 AM
The frog in the hat story is just absolutely hilarious :)
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12/03/2008 06:58:51 AM
This is great!!! Congrats on top place.
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12/03/2008 05:54:04 AM
Congratulations!! One of the best shots I've seen in awhile.
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12/03/2008 05:21:09 AM
I gave it 10 in the voting, now I give it another 10 for the story lolllllllllllll :) Can`t imagine Judi afraid of something :) Now I know how to scare you .. webet webettttttt :)
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12/03/2008 05:06:05 AM
excellent photo Judi. this is a cute picture
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12/03/2008 04:26:02 AM
Congrats, you certainly have a way with animals!
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12/03/2008 03:59:19 AM
Great!
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12/03/2008 03:26:13 AM
Congrats for the blue and your skill as frogs trainer:) Ciao
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12/03/2008 03:16:00 AM
Excellent photo Judi..... Congratulations on winning the BLUE.....
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12/03/2008 02:25:20 AM
Brilliant!!!! Congrats Judi!
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12/03/2008 01:16:08 AM
Nice family portrait Judi!
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12/03/2008 12:46:57 AM
Fantastic shot Judi!!! A classic! Congrats on your well deserved blue. It's so good to see you on the front page again.
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12/03/2008 12:35:44 AM
Very funny shot...Gave it a 10...Congrats.!
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12/03/2008 12:23:13 AM
Congrats on the blue, and a new image on your profile page!
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12/03/2008 12:20:19 AM
whites tree frogs?????????????????I know they are from down under way...
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12/03/2008 12:15:06 AM
Ironic for someone who hates frogs. Grats on 1st. I gave this a high score without knowing it was yours.
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12/03/2008 12:08:01 AM
Yay! Judi :)
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12/03/2008 12:06:55 AM
HUGE CONGRATS - absolutely loved this one - way to go on your ribbon!!!
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12/03/2008 12:05:46 AM
Congrats on the new blue Judi. The long crop fits the subject perfectly in this shot.
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12/03/2008 12:05:32 AM
Congratulations Judi.
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12/03/2008 12:03:56 AM
Congrats, Judi! Welcome to the Frog World! :)
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12/03/2008 12:03:08 AM
Woooo! Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/02/2008 11:30:22 PM
I'm sure you hate that piece of fuzz on his foot... *sigh*

ADORABLE photo.
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12/02/2008 09:10:09 PM
adorable!
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12/02/2008 04:19:36 PM
This is a great composition. Great color and the idea behind the theme was well executed. Great job! *plus I love frogs!*
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12/02/2008 03:32:25 PM
WOOOW
This is a GREAT image.
Well done. I am sure you are going to get a ribbon for that one ...
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12/02/2008 01:37:41 PM
Terrific capture, nice detail & a touch of humor.
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12/01/2008 09:13:49 AM
Wow. What a moment! Doesn't look like the other 3 are going to give the poor frog a hand. Well done.
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11/30/2008 09:01:07 AM
10
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11/30/2008 04:25:34 AM
ribbon, poster, book deal. ;-) Awesome.
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11/29/2008 12:12:51 PM
super shot
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11/29/2008 12:07:39 PM
Great idea, excellent composition and light, my favorite of the challenge. 10
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11/28/2008 11:59:38 PM
love frogs!
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11/28/2008 03:34:08 PM
Great shot... did you poke him?
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11/28/2008 02:52:18 PM
Well done
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11/28/2008 11:38:04 AM
Great shot and the colours work really well
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11/27/2008 11:52:05 PM
Dang, was there a sale on frogs this month?!
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11/27/2008 10:56:03 PM
whoa!!!! this is sooooooo cool!
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11/27/2008 03:45:24 AM
I really like this ... not so much because it's a great fit for the challenge theme but because it transcends it. Comp, color, focus are terrific!
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11/26/2008 08:42:19 PM
cool subject
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11/26/2008 05:37:19 PM
favourite in the challenge so far.
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11/26/2008 03:39:35 PM
Aw, they're cute! This works well in the challenge.
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11/26/2008 03:33:04 PM
Good idea
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11/26/2008 03:24:25 PM
nice colours great shot
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11/26/2008 03:14:29 PM
A few frogs in the challenge, this is the best of the bunch. Very cute.
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11/26/2008 01:44:18 PM
Ok, this one made me laugh and I love the color and contrast between the frogs and the colour and background! 9
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11/26/2008 01:21:28 PM
Oh yeah! Hanging by suction cups!
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11/26/2008 12:05:39 PM
Must be the winner - great stuff!
I realize you've got four frogs you obviously dont want to show any favouritism by leaving any of them out, but I think the picture might be even stronger and funnier with just the two on the left.
That's just a thought - it's a 10 anyway.
Have you done a series of these? I can see calendars, posters etc.
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11/26/2008 08:26:07 AM
Best so far for me... I haven't voted on them all, but I'll bet this is on the front page. Cute!
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11/26/2008 07:25:27 AM
Great shot!
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11/26/2008 01:29:07 AM
This rocks and blows the other frog entries away!! Way to go.. I wish I hadn't done my last minute entry - hope this finishes with a ribbon for you!!
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11/26/2008 12:31:00 AM
ah funny little guys. i dont think the three right frogs are really neccessary though, the dude on the left is perfect though
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11/26/2008 12:17:39 AM
Ribbon for sure. Great lighting. How many times did you have to knock that frog off of there? ;-) 8.
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