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Challenge: Free Study 2008-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Location: Big Lake, Alaska
Date: Oct 26, 2008
Aperture: f11
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 27, 2008

Australian tree frog

Place: 115 out of 394
Avg (all users): 5.9562
Avg (commenters): 8.0833
Avg (participants): 5.9896
Avg (non-participants): 5.8780
Views since voting: 958
Views during voting: 268
Votes: 137
Comments: 19
Favorites: 4 (view)

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07/06/2010 06:59:30 AM
awwww, how cute .. we get these little guys in the grass especially after the rain .. i cant believe you only got 5.9 for this brilliant shot .. its worth heaps more just for the fact that you've got an amazingly well trained frog .. and here's me thinking they're not that bright .. !!
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11/17/2008 10:08:46 AM
For this thread: //www.dpchallenge.com/forum.php?action=read&FORUM_THREAD_ID=842215

I'm glad you centered it. There's a disturbing trend at DPC to put subjects off-center against blank backgrounds. By doing so, you make emptiness part of the composition. One should only do this if the subject is somehow interacting with emptiness, which is rarely the case.

Most of the pleasure of this image comes from thinking, "wow, that must have been hard to do." After all, the frog is perfectly positioned, the details are good and sharp except for the back tire area. This sort of technical expertise is good enough for 5.9 and in general competes well in a challenge, when people are thinking in terms of effort. Outside of a challenge, however, people will be wanting more. They'll wonder why there's no background to complete the illusion of frog on a motorcycle. They might even start thinking about why a frog would ride a motorcycle, or how a frog might feel while riding a motorcycle. A background could go a long way toward giving viewers something to think about.
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11/08/2008 08:03:40 PM
This is really fun and well done. :)
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11/08/2008 12:17:37 AM
Well, I was wrong about whose entry this was. Hope you enjoy your prize!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2008 10:42:43 PM
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I don't want to cherry pick votes this late in the game, so I am not votin on this entry, but I did want to finish handing out the first set of my new "shoehorn awards", to recognize humor and weird stuff. Enjoy! Show it off to your friends! Print it out and pin it up in your bathroom! Retract in horror at getting such a dumb award!
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11/06/2008 07:26:57 PM
funny macro shot... good job
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11/06/2008 03:20:02 PM
Croaker revved the engine.

All his life he'd been told that he could never ride. That he could never live his dream. He was a frog, they'd say. His brain was the size of a pea, they'd say. He belonged in the swamp, they'd say.

Then came that day. That fateful day. He'd wandered from his lily pad in search of a crazy fly that had pestered him, into territory he'd never been in before. He'd gotten lost, and was close to panicking when he'd come across it. It. His Dream.

With a whoop and a cry, he lifted the abandoned cycle out of the dirt. Would it run? Did it work? Before he knew he was holding his breath, he pressed the starter, and it roared to life. His breath returned to him in an echoing croak of joy.

A few hours later, when he roared back home, his legend was born.
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11/06/2008 01:02:42 PM
Ummmm Speedfrog - LOL very nice
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11/05/2008 07:42:11 AM
amazing you pulled this off, colors are great, love the red bike / white background
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11/04/2008 11:17:29 PM
Hahaha. Is this little frog the same one which held the umbrella? This is great stuff.10
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11/03/2008 04:35:35 PM
so cute...
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11/02/2008 05:53:47 PM
Oh,like the song from that group 'Froghat'
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11/02/2008 07:36:13 AM
Fun shot and very well set up. It must have taken quite a number of attempts to get the right shot I would imagine. How did the frog handle it all?
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11/01/2008 08:33:21 PM
Adorable! Excellent image quality!
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11/01/2008 10:36:40 AM
OK; that's just bizarre. I like it :-)
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11/01/2008 10:07:52 AM
whoa. all i have to say.
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11/01/2008 08:35:34 AM
Awesome! such a cool pic, Bike looks so real too(or is that a giant frog :-},)

So nice to see something different. 9 from me, good luck
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11/01/2008 03:26:39 AM
Great shot. Come on and take a free ride. It would be nice if you could clone out the stand, but I'm not sure if that's legal.
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11/01/2008 12:24:57 AM
Haha this made me laugh out loud, classic. Love the colours and the sharpness is great. Was it hard to get him to stay there? He looks like he's quite enjoying himself!
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