Golden Frog near Kaieteur Falls

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Snemann on June 12, 2007

Perfect. This is so sharp, and with great colours.

jose vazquezjosedeme… on June 20, 2007

Felicidades,,,muy buena imágen. Un BESO.

Marco Langbroek on July 1, 2007

This is a perfect photograph

© Franco Truscello on July 16, 2007

Perfect! I've seen pictures like this only in National Geographic!

Mark Highton Ridley on July 16, 2007

A beautiful shot, Marilyn.

Just think, how many beautiful creatures like this are destroyed with each rain forest tree cleared for cash crops. It makes me sad :(

Avelino Silva on July 16, 2007

Que beleza de imagem. :-) Saudações desde Portugal

Marilyn Whiteley on July 16, 2007

Many thanks to all of you for your comments. It was a real privilege to see this little guy (or gal). And posing so well, too!

Fortunately in this area there is still much untouched rain forest.

kristine hannon on July 16, 2007

This is a super shot Marilyn! Everything about it is perfect: composition, colours, sharpness and the reflection of the frog finishes it perfectly Congrats! What camera and lens did u use? Travel greetings from Belgium.

Marilyn Whiteley on July 16, 2007

Thank you, Kristine. I especially appreciate your comment since I so enjoy and admire your portfolio.

I'm almost embarrassed to say that this was taken on my first digital camera (2004) which now seems almost primitive: an Olympus Stylus 300, 3.2 mp with a 3x optical zoom. I chose it partly because it's weather-resistant, and I knew we could run into rain in Guyana. But obviously it served me well! (Now I've passed it on to my husband, and I have an Olympus ultrazoom [18x] which I love. But I mustn't take it out in the rain!)

Lui Brandt on July 17, 2007

Great picture! :-)

kristine hannon on July 18, 2007

You're welcome Marilyn and thanks for your compliment! By the way, don't be embarrassed about your 'old camera', I took analoque pictures untill very recently (except from my last dragonfly pictures who were taken with a pocket Nikon, all mine are old scans), only this week I baught my first 'real' digital reflex: the Nikon D80. So I'm brand new to digital photography! Soon I'll be posting my first shots... No matter what camera you use, you have an eye for a picture and your work is great! Travel greetings from belgium.

Marilyn Whiteley on July 18, 2007

Kristine, you should have a wonderful time with the D80. I look forward to seeing the results.

I got my first SLR before you were born, when the idea was fairly new! (See, I have looked at your interesting web site.) But when I upgraded from the little Olympus digital, I decided that at this stage of my life, I would make better use of a camera that gave me less to carry and fewer decisions to make in a hurry when we travel. As I said, I'm very happy with it, but I still think of SLR photography as "real" photography.

Rafael (Retrocool) on July 19, 2007

That is simply a wonderful beautiful picture. But I would not say you are not doing real photography if your photos are coming out as spectactular like this one.

This to me is a real photographer photo. SLR or NOT, it is just a great photo from a person who has an eye for such beauty.

Note: There is a fashion photographer who uses throw away cameras to take pictures! Go Figure!

Marilyn Whiteley on July 19, 2007

Thanks, Retrocool. I appreciate that.

Most of the time I can remember that it's not just the camera that makes the photo. Years ago I would make calendars as Christmas gifts for my parents and my husband's parents--Cibachrome prints of slides. When I showed them to my co-workers, some said, "You must have an excellent camera!" My 25-year-old Contaflex was good, but I wanted to tell them that it hadn't taken the photos by itself!

Rafael (Retrocool) on July 19, 2007

I agree!

I say what they don't know can't hurt them!

I still work with film from time to time, myself, specially with infra-red!

Melkan Bassil on July 24, 2007

waw...no need for words, it's nature. Great capture.

Paulo Yuji Takarada on July 28, 2007

Parece que o sapinho está bem protegido entre a planta, excelente registro!!!

Marilyn Whiteley on July 28, 2007

Many thanks, Melkan and Paulo.

© Michael Hatten htt… on July 28, 2007

Very Good Shot Marilyn!

Digital is nice, easy to work with, but I still find working with slide film just as enjoyable.

Please keep up the Great Work!!

Michael...

Marilyn Whiteley on July 29, 2007

Thanks, Michael, for your visit and your encouragement.

Marilyn

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  • Uploaded on June 11, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Camera: OLYMPUS CORPORATION u10D,S300D,u300D
    • Taken on 2004/04/30 12:33:07
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 17.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/14.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired

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