Golden Frog near Kaieteur Falls

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Comments (125)

Ryan Calhoun on July 29, 2007

Wonderful shot, Marilyn! This little frog must be wondering what those leaves might taste like...he thinks he is bigger than he really is.

I used an SLR (non-digital, not DSLR) for a while. I had five lenses, but no zoom lens. In addition to setting exposures and apertures, imagine how much I slowed everyone else down...and that bag got heavy! All the thought...should I take another just in case? Should I switch lenses and stand farther back? I wonder if the sun has washed everything out, or will the detail disappear in the dark? Do I really need 800 film, or will 400 be okay? I won't miss those days.

And Marilyn, if you really want to torture yourself, you can still set your camera on full-manual and tape over the LCD display! Maybe buy a memory card that only holds 40 pictures... I agree with everyone else, (with the exception of cell phones) it doesn't matter what kind of camera you have, just that you know how to use it. And you do :-)

©junebug on July 30, 2007

This is such a beautiful picture, Marilyn. I put it among my favourite ones. Greetings, Anne

Marilyn Whiteley on July 30, 2007

Thanks, Anne. I'm honoured.

And yes Ryan, memories ... It was inconvenient to haul around the equipment and to keep switching, but the big difficulty for me was not knowing whether I had the shot. Should I take it again at some other setting ... or settings? That I don't miss.

Niksa Sovran on August 4, 2007

Very nice picture, good shot!

Marilyn Whiteley on August 4, 2007

Thank you, Sovran, for your visit and your comments.

michael habla on September 24, 2007

great picture, tanks for sharing.


La Mugna on October 8, 2007

Hy Marilyn, I've seen your gallery... you have many beautiful shots! I think this is one of the bests.

Marilyn Whiteley on October 8, 2007

Thanks, michael and La Mugna, for your visits and your comments. I am away from home right now, but when I return home, I will enjoy exploring further the excellent collections that each of you has posted.

Ian Stehbens on October 26, 2007

Hi Marilyn, This is my first time to see your work. I have enjoyed the simpler shots most, such as this one and one from Yucatan that your described as striking. These two are from your earliest posted folio. I believe photographers have a great responsibility to the sustaining of the environment and to the exposing of abuse. Thankyou for your contribution.

Marilyn Whiteley on October 27, 2007

Hi Ian, and thanks for your visit. Now that I've found your portfolio, I look forward to exploring it.

I agree strongly about the simpler shots! When I first put photos on Panoramio I was more selective, posting only a small portion of earlier photos. Now, for better or worse, I have been adding a higher portion of pictures as I take them.

Sebastián Cebrián on November 14, 2007

Preciosa foto, 100% ecologica.

Saludos desde Argentona, Barcelona

Marilyn Whiteley on November 14, 2007

Many thanks, Sebastián, for your visit and your kind comments.

Greetings from Canada.

Marilyn Whiteley on January 1, 2008

Thanks very much for your visit, and for finding and commenting on this. I feel very lucky to have the photo: first, to have seen the beautiful, tiny frog, and second, to have taken the picture with a digital camera that was still new to me and now seems like a very early and limited model. Best wishes, Marilyn

Atti on February 9, 2008

A really great shot! I have never seen this kind of frog. I like your composition, the colours and the reflection on the leaf.

Greetings from Slovakia, Atti

Marilyn Whiteley on February 9, 2008

Thank you, Atti. I feel very lucky indeed to have been able to get this photo. Greetings from Canada, Marilyn

Ian Stehbens on February 9, 2008

Dear Marilyn,

This image deserves all the hits it has had from the community.

In seeing it again, I noted that this was where you and I began. And it has been wonderful to converse. You seem like a long-time friend now, and I continue to enjoy the variety of images that you upload: from wildlife to dereliction, cathedral to steelworks, Namibian gorges to gorgeous ornaments at your front door!


Marilyn Whiteley on February 10, 2008

Dear Ian,

Thank you for revisiting this frog which is special to me, and for reflecting. It has been very good to share words as well as images, and I look forward to much more in the future.


Marilyn Whiteley on February 10, 2008

Here's a post script onto my previous comment, Ian, and I'm guessing that you'll understand it. I've mentioned the surprising gift of human connections within the Panoramio community, and also the stimulus of looking at and discussing photos--and how that broadens my own ideas. One more thing: From my last years of taking slides, I probably have hundreds that I've never projected! I have a deep-seated concern about "imposing" them on anybody. But here's a place where people may look if they wish (after all, that's what they've come for!), but aren't forced to. So I'm free to share! What a gift!


Ian Stehbens on February 12, 2008

I agree, it is a gift, Marilyn.

And when you post you give a gift to many.

You are a gift to us, as a photographer, affirmer, encourager, thinker and friend.


A.SKINNER on April 11, 2008

Hi Marilyn, I so enjoy visiting your photo's they are always interesting and are so very inspirational. Thank you for your comments on the Ford Popular. I'm having problems with my page down loading so I'm hoping that you receive this. Yes the Pop is a beauty, you were so fortunate to have been driven around in such a marvellous car...Kind regards. Anita

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Photo details

  • 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