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Green Treefrog by cheslah Green Treefrog by cheslah
They are medium sized frogs, growing to be 2.5 inches long.  They are nocturnal.  It's thought that the frogs choose their prey based on how active the prey is. If the prey is very active, it's very likely to be eaten.  Males croak is usually called a "rain call."

North Carolina Aquarium at Ft. Fisher
December 17, 2012
Kure Beach, NC
Canon 5D Mark ll

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This is a particularly wonderful shot you managed to take. The colors are wonderful, the lighting is great and I really like your composition.

Quality:

For starters, wow! I'm really surprised you managed to get such a nice amount of detail with a 1/64 shutter. The detail is absolutely lovely, any shake in this shot would have made it unenjoyable, so great work there.

Lighting/Colors:
The colors are really wonderful in this shot, as I stated above. Very well balanced, the contrast of the frog against the wooden spiral and the soft green/brown background created by your low DOF makes the feel of this shot very serene. However, the light reflecting off the wooden object in the background is a bit distracting but it doesn't take away from the shot in a major way. Perhaps taking a dodge tool or reducing highlights in that region wouldn't be a bad idea, it would force more focus back on the frog/subject in the foreground.

Composition: I love the composition. The placement of the frog, how the spiral leads your eye and your choice of a low f/stop was really well made.

Overall: This is a great shot! I wish my nature shots turned out this well or this clear. I'm usually shooting in the 1000s and I still don't get the level of quality that you have in this shot, so you must have a very steady hand. My only caveat is that some of the lighting in the background is a bit distracting and doesn't add anything to the shot. Beyond that, its damn near perfect :)
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ghost111999111 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow what a curly branch! O.o
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D
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ValerieCFrechmann Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haha.  He's so cute.
:)

Great shot.  I'm suprised you caught him.
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks!  He was just chillin on the branch like "Please take my photo!"
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praline815 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot, probably almost walked right past him!
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks!  And this was at an aquarium! :)
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:iconchaosofgods:
ChaosOfGods Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Photographer
Cute shot! He must be tiny
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
He was. :)
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:iconisischneider:
isischneider Featured By Owner May 1, 2013   Photographer
isteresting twisted branch the frog is sitting on, makes this photo special,great work.
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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chancerox Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this! the contrast between the slimy frog and tree branch is beautiful.
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DarkxNight Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student General Artist
xD cute! He/she looks like one of those stone frogs :3
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D
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Debbysh Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! And of course! :)
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:iconentrusted:
Entrusted Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot, beautiful photo ^^
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconquaddie:
quaddie Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Thats a really nice stick shot,shame about that frog in the way ;).
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
I know right? He just hopped in there at the last second....
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:iconquaddie:
quaddie Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Bloody wildlife eh....
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Seriously, so unpredictable.
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:iconquaddie:
quaddie Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Almost as bad as kids...
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hahaha, what crazy perosn would ever want kids? Oh wait...
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:iconquaddie:
quaddie Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Yeah,we we infected by the buggers too....and,it seems,you have to KEEP them!!....
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Really? Damn! I thought it was only a 3 year probation period!
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BubblyEllie Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this little frog! iy looks my the one i had as a pet when i was little=D
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional
nice very nice indeed
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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Shire7 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute <3
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klinone Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful . I think this one is really good :)
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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WendyMitchell Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconwonderful-world: Congratulations! This work has been included in our latest Wonderful Wednesdays feature [link]
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you soooo much!!! :hug:
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Niysiechka Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! My prince!
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
I saw him first! *mine* :D
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falcorn0squirrel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
wow awesome shot, its so shiny x3
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D
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Eevee1999 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Writer
This shot is amazing! Great picture, and the frog looks so cute!
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! :D
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Euphreana Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Aw... :)
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cheslah Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)
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hoshitsu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aw, it's cute. Thanks for the additional information about the frog.
I like when people add this to animals you don't really know :)
You managed well to bring the frog in the front with the unclear background, like this!
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cheslah Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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maybe-paper-hearts Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Photographer
awww this is amazing work.
Great perspective, colours, quality but beautiful setting first of all. This little frog on the curly branch looks like a professional shot for a nature-magazine.
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cheslah Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much!
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Eveqi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I like the peace coming from this photo.. the colors are really natural and the focus set exactly on her head :P The swirling branch made a unique background and you've captured it all with bravura :clap:
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much. :bow:
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steppeland Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   Photographer
pretty little creature, love the curly branch as background
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :D
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/64 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
70 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Dec 17, 2012, 11:26:49 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
Sensor Size
11mm
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