This photograph was taken yesterday in Cooks Creek on our first 'summery' day this year. Frogs were everywhere. Kids were catching frogs. Adults were wincing as the frogs were accidentally dropped. :)
Post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon 180mm f3.5L Macro lens at 180mm, ISO 400, shutter speed 1/200s, aperture f/3.5. Curves, color balancing.
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Loving that toothless expression (the boy, not the frog!)
Great moment - thanks Kathleen!
The boy looks happy. The frog... not so much. :) Nice one, Kathleen!
This is a fantastic shot, Kathleen. Tons of personality and character, and perfect use of selective focus with a wide aperture. This image speaks to the kid that's in all of us.
How perfect is that? I love it.
I love this, and was not expecting to see the frog as the photo scrolled down!
This is one of your best shots in my opinion Kathleen. The depth is both effective and intriguing, and the composition is great, you've filled the frame well.
Great photography, amazing!
Wonderful! I don't know who's got the best expression, frog or boy. I'd like to know what that frog is thinking, though. One of your best!
aww... this is such a beautiful shot.
the frog is so cute, and i love the expression on the boy's face.
This shot is a great encore to The Calf Barn. I LOVE it! It's wonderful "slice of life" image. I love how the frame is completely filled with just frog, hand, and face. The slightly out-of-focus, smiling face behind the frog just completes the shot and tells the rest of the story.
Love the DOF and composition Kathleen! Excellent shot.
kiss the unhappy prince anyone......Kathleen.....ANYBODY?
You've been on a roll, now things are hoppin',thanks to the sad prince, the smiling pauper and Kathleen.
Will the prince be getting royalties? (oops)
I love the photo. I love frogs, and I love the depth of field. And the boy is so happy. I can't wait to get a macro lens!!
there's a similarity between the frog and kids face ...
Love this shot.
wow... this is such a cool shot. with the depth of field you've caught a glimpse into what both subjects are thinking..... sweetness. I LOVE the boys look... great, great job.
I'm surprised he takes care of his fingernails! I was always a biter, haha.
Love the depth of field. It's perfect, the background is just blurry enough.
Great great great
Impossible not to love this one. I think my fav part is the contrasting smile and then what appears to be a frown on the frog.
Wonderful, comic image; the depth of field on this is just perfect and the frog's expression is very amusing.
This is like an advertisement for what summertime and kids is all about. Perfection!
It ain't easy being green, but it does make for a ribeting photo with a twist of kid thrown in.
I don't know, David Tinnon, you have some serious competition lately from JPH in the Hilarious Comments Department! :D
With 4 sons I live this type of shot everyday. Love it!
Melody's comment begs for a balance. My daughters(4) caught lizards, frogs and snakes.....it least they did till they discovered phones, makeup and boys. I have 4 boys also, but the older ones still catch LF&S even after discovering girls. There, that's balanced....?
Cheeky smile! Grumpy frog. Love it!
haha...wonderful shot...wonderful frame & great control on DOF too! your pictures are treat to us, kathleen...:)
haha, this captures the essence of childhood. great photograph!
Absolutely stunning! I love the blur, the smile, the frog, it's perfect.
love the composition
Great shot. I love how you can see the mischievous smile on the boy in the background. The DOF is what really makes this shot though...excellent!