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Walking Frog by TVD-Photography Walking Frog by TVD-Photography
Whilst visiting a zoo they had these lovely ponds and in them I noticed a few frogs! This one was ready to get back in the water when I took this one :)

Pic taken at Palic Zoo, Serbia. Print now available here --> [link]

Thank you in advance for all :+fav:'s I'm sorry I can't reply to all of them but appreciate every one :)

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It looks like this was going to be a simple but still very beautiful photo of a frog sitting on a lily pad, but Mr. Frog had other ideas.:giggle: He decided to strut his stuff turned this into a rather unique image.

The action is excellent with just the right amount of blurring in all the right places, adding to the motion. The blurring of the water intensifies the action and helps to frame the frog.

The pose is beautiful and the slightly off-center placement is perfect. Being stretched out encourages your eyes to wander a little while the frog still holds your attention.

The contrast of the dark water and the bright lily pads works nicely with his markings and colors without loosing him in a sea of similar colors.

I don't know if all the green on green might bring down points in some strict, official competition, but I love how it came out. The pebbly texture, depth, and wet sheen make it work beautifully on that flat green.

That one raised leaf and single flower add to the contrast and help make sure the background isn't too green and flat.

The only thing that might take away from it in an official competition is that the intensity of the flower draws your attention a slightly away from the focal point, but it's a beautiful flower and without it there really wouldn't be enough contrast and there would be a bit too much green. It's not by much and the impact and unique nature of this image more than make up for it. I didn't really notice until I started scrutinizing for this critique. The picture is nicer with the lily than it would be without.

My first critique. Hope it comes out alright; I had the most trouble with rating. It wouldn't let me just rate it on impact.
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you :hug:
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Denneris Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
:glomp:
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martaraff Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Feature: [link] *
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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:iconwendymitchell:
WendyMitchell Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcrazy-4-animals: Congratulations! This work has been included in our latest Friday Feature [link]
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much :aww:
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:iconquaddie:
quaddie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Thats it!,i have had enough of these photographers ...:)..
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
Haha sure did, jumped righ in and disappeared :D
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:iconquaddie:
quaddie Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
It looked like it :).
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SolaceRose Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
it's so cute! :D
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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In-the-picture Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:frog::love::frog::love::frog::frog::love::frog::love::frog:
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
:bow: :aww:
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:iconpale-recluse:
Pale-Recluse Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice timing
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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:iconpale-recluse:
Pale-Recluse Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I think he's cool. Frogs have a natual attitude :)
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing frog, so cute. :aww:
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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little--grasshopper Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I read that only toads walk, while frogs hop. If it is a frog, it is indeed very unusual behaviour. But a lovely photo nonetheless :)
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Well there you go. I'm pretty sure it is a frog and it seems I've caught something special without realising :lol:
Thank you :aww:
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DancingInTwilight Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
so vibrant :)
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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dondena Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
He sure just about blends right in with his environment.
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Absolutely at first I didn't even notice them there :lol:
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
agh love this shot! such an unusual 'behaviour' to capture, and the plants and the water in the shot make it even nicer to look at, great work!
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much. You know I didn't really think too much that a walking frog was that unusual but it seems to be the case I must have been lucky :aww:
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Binnus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Ah, its little hands ares o cute! I'm not sure that I've ever seen a picture of a frog walking.
Great photo!
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Aren't they just, they were cute and seeing them out in the open was wonderful. Thank you :aww:
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:iconsooper-deviant:
Sooper-Deviant Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Nice action capture! :clap:
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :aww: I forgot about some of these photos and pleasantly rediscovered them :D
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LDFranklin Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   Photographer
Oh wow! Incredible capture!
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much :aww:
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:iconloup-de-feu:
Loup-de-Feu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
cute
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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Loup-de-Feu Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
You're welcome X3
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I like that you caught it in motion! I like frogs. Unfortunately their population has decreased dramatically where I live. :(
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you it was very fortunate for me that this one started moving when I took aim :D
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