Just a funny shot that I took at one of the lotus pools at Anantara in pitch darkness at night. It sort of looks to me like an illustration to our famous fairy-tale "The Frog Princess". I was amazed at how that little frog was sitting by a huge lotus flower as if paralyzed and totally ignoring me flashing at her. There was not a single stir or sound from her. I don't know how long she sat like this, well, I had other plans than sitting next to her:))
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PecoBud (3824) 2012-04-03 10:24
I really love this photo, which has meaning and photo expression. The clarity and detail to frog and flower are beautifully presented with superb color and light management. Love you artistic POV here Marina!!
PS. You should see the sunsets at that beach I just posted. And your right, perfect place for food and wine with wonderful friends just like you!! Maybe someday!! Have a great night!!
rbassin (16240) 2012-04-03 10:24
Une très belle photo, le gros plan sur la plante et la grenouille est réussi;
REZA_V (700) 2012-04-03 10:26
Picture is very beautiful. Record is excellent. I'd love to.
claudeD (30405) 2012-04-03 10:38
I REALLY LIKE THIS PICTURE. EXCELLENT COLORS AND PERFECT SHARPNESS. YOU GOT THE RIGHT MOMENT TO SHOT.TFS.
WITH REGARDS FROM LUXEMBOURG
macjake (51972) 2012-04-03 10:47
using flash can often present numerous problems and difficulties...but i have to say that it worked out very well here.
I like the subjects, the way the light is dispersed and the way the frog is just sitting there staring at the flower as if trying to communicate with it :)
golus (2893) 2012-04-03 11:23
Ha ha, I relly liked your title. A great "the right moment" shot holding a naive humor. The colors, sharpness and clarity are all wonderful. Very well seen and presented. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes,
cornejo (27915) 2012-04-03 11:33
Привет Марина, интересный и отличный состав, очень хорошо передается с высоким качеством и мастерством. Очень хорошая и красивая работа хорошо сделана, поздравления с моим другом. Добрый день и счастливой недели. TFS.
С наилучшими пожеланиями.
Hi Marina, interesting and excellent composition, very well captured with great quality and mastery. Very good and beautiful work well done, congratulations for this friend of mine. Good afternoon and happy week. Tfs.
Zengi001 (2325) 2012-04-03 14:20
Very well captured these two cuties :))
Cheerful compo indeed..!
Sharpness is also superb, thanks for this one, made me feel good!
aliabazari (11448) 2012-04-03 15:42
Beautiful and in good time. Very good clarity and lighting.
Turkoglu (0) 2012-04-03 16:39
Lovely picture! colors and sharpness is excellent.very well done.TFS
Sonata11 (33137) 2012-04-03 18:20
Wow !!! what a fantastic close up. Beautiful capture at perfect moment and timing. The colors, sharpness, clarity, POV are an excellent. Wonderfully executed image. Perfectly well done.
All the best,
Sergiom (54331) 2012-04-04 5:59
J'adore cette composition. La construction de l'image est parfaite. On croirait que la grenouille fait la cour à la fleur.L'image est très nette et très lumineuse.
Miguel82 (20040) 2012-04-04 6:52
a very good close p
nice colors and sharpness
good quality shot
danyy (0) 2012-04-04 7:35
une photo soignée, un petit hommage à une nature fragile. Très belles couleurs, naturelles; on pourrait deviner un coup de flash.
J'aime l'attitude presque voulue, de cette grenouille devant la fleur.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-04-04 8:50
Wonderful captue of this cute small animal.Excellent details and very nice POV.Great colors!Well done.
francio64 (38264) 2012-04-04 13:14
bella immagine naturalistica, composta con gusto.
Mi piace l'inserimento della rana che anima la scena.
Luce ben gestita e bei colori.
bona (12229) 2012-04-06 6:22
in the thumbnail I can't see the frog only the white flower against this green "carpet". Love to see the small frog when open the photo. Well done Marina!
Great sharpness, colors and point of view.
have a nice weekend
abmdsudi (39470) 2012-04-10 22:34
A sweet little amphibian beauty nicely captured, I think she turns into a Princess after midnight! Love the comp, in cracking colours super detail and tones and interestingly this cutie is not camera shy and the range of colours is just superb and stunning contrast. The way the fill-in light is picking out is beautiful revealing the wonderful colors and texture. A well spotted photo opportunity and a delightful image. Well done tfs
danos (83031) 2012-04-11 2:01
this is a lovely shot with the title to be clever and unique.I like the great snapshot with the frog to looks so spell-bound the white lotus flower.
Excellent light management as the photo can easily used in a cover of a fairy tale.
Have a good day,danos
tedesse (25045) 2012-04-11 8:28
Excellent close-up, nice view of the frog and the beautiful water lily. Wonderful colours and good sharpness.
adores (34330) 2012-04-13 17:44
You used the flash very well here and the composition is great, with the little frog and the white lotus. You managed very well! Well done!
Silvio1953 (115815) 2012-04-15 0:38
Ciao Marina, lovely composition with nice frog and beautiful flower, excellent clarity, fine details, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
thebest (4272) 2012-05-11 5:40
Oh what a great photo - frogs are so gorgeous & great subject for photo's - love the simplicity - colours are wonderful & excellent POV.
Very pleasing image well done.
rhinos59 (610) 2012-06-20 5:26
Very funny the way the frog is looking at the flower, good composition,
maloutim (9627) 2012-06-20 11:48
This is not just a fun shot ! It's very beautiful and cleverly done, considering you snapped in pitch-dark ! With excellent light management, you brought out the bright white of the flower, and the golden colour of the frog against the darker green of the water plants.
I find it just delightful.
Tigerlily (2915) 2012-06-21 3:45
This is a great image.. I love it:-D
Wonderful composition, excellent capture, buautiful colour and detail.. I've never seen a frog admires a flower before:-D
Have a nice day ,Marina.
COSTANTINO (51208) 2012-11-02 10:14
what a lovely capture
dreamy composition with the little
frog sitting on the flower
shot with excellent sharpness
I also am amazed by this funny
have a nice weekend
Robert1969 (6858) 2013-01-30 1:24
A beautiful picture from this little frog.
The great composition makes the picture
nice calmness and the light management is
excellent: no overlighted pieces (flower)
and no hard shadows (you can see every