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The frog who lives in my shoes......... by jennystokes The frog who lives in my shoes......... by jennystokes
True. I leave them outside now!

Thanks for any Fav's or comments. :hugs:
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I'm a sucker for frogs and toads, this is a nice specimen.

I like the way you've composed the shot with both white and green negative space around the toad. You've given him room to breathe in the shot which is important.
It is an interesting choice of angle. We see his eye, but we're looking down toward him. Different from many who shoot from the side, front or top. He's centered horizontally and vertically, but it works with the diagonal

The focus on his side and eye is spot on. Nice and sharp, but the rest is blurred. The very shallow DOF emphasizes the texture of the skin and almost makes it the focal point rather than the eye. I wonder if a bit deeper DOF would make the shot stronger. It's one of the reasons I try to remember to bracket exposure with different apertures.

I have a fondness for frogs, so I would have been drawn to this shot in any case, but the positioning and composition make its a delightful picture. The hint of a story in the title helps a lot too.

Thanks for letting me dig deeper into your photo.

Alex.
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HansGoepelPhotograpy Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I got two living under my window serenading me every nite.
I wish the would my grade to "Germany maybe"?
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
Ha! Ha............I love the sound of them. Giggle 
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uglygosling Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017
I have read that toads will sometimes refuse to jump if they think the drop is too great, but that frogs will fling themselves off anything!
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Professional General Artist
Ha................I did not know this. Clever toadsGiggle 
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Roger-Wilco-66 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017   Photographer
I love the detail and the composition.  

I never leave anything lying on the ground in the tropics, if I can help it.   During our last Cambodia tour we had a large rat rummaging through one of our suitcases in the middle of the night, and Scorpions and spiders and all kind of other insects were all over the place.   Clothes / shoes get zipped into the suitcase or go under the mosquito net.       
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks again Mark.................Martin still does this after being bitten on the toe by something:D (Big Grin)
Yes.........BUT Mosquito nets don't always work!
As for the tiny black antsWaaaah! 
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Roger-Wilco-66 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017   Photographer
Well, some people can take that stoically, good on them.  

I gets itchy and nervous just by thinking about an unseen spider in my shoe (I mean a real spider, tropical size). 
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
Hmmmm!

I agree.......................maybe a small stick to dislodge something rather tha being bitten on the finger:D (Big Grin) 
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CyclicalCore Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Cute frog :-)
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Professional General Artist
Toady???????????  Hi Brian............how's life? :hug:'ss
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CyclicalCore Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Always busy, still barely able to take any pictures, uploading the last few from last year soon though :-)

Pretty much the same situation as last semester.  I am teaching the same class, but have even more work to do on some new research projects, whee :-)

Miami had a WONDERFUL winter this year though :-)
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional General Artist
Poor Brian.Giggle
At least you enjoy what you do?
:heart:
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:iconcyclicalcore:
CyclicalCore Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
It has its moments :-)
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
Ha :dance:
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:iconeehills:
EEHills Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not a bullfrog. It's a toad, although I'm not sure what species. Bullfrogs have smooth skin and much longer hind legs.
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
Oh.........thanks so much for this. He has disappearedNo, I disagree! 
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:iconeehills:
EEHills Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I found toads in my shoes! Although then I might step on it, which would be very sad.
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
Living here in the tropics.............I never put shoes on without looking first! :wave:
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:iconeehills:
EEHills Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Probably very wise. Here in Canada, the worst I've had in my footwear is a spider with a legspan of 2+inches.
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Professional General Artist
Giggle :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
What a handsome bull frog, excellent capture, Jen!
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional General Artist
Is he a 'bullfrog?' I have no idea. Thanks so much dear Chezzzzzz with :love:
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yip, he is a "Bullfrog" and a handsome one too. You're very welcome, Jen!Hug 
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Professional General Artist
Wonderful............he has been gone for a few daysNo, I disagree! 
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:iconmotherearth01:
motherearth01 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, hiding somewhere, Jen. He will be back! :hug:
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
Yes I hope. :wave:
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AlicesPlace Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
Sweet...! :clap:
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional General Artist
SWEET???????????? He is my Prince!Giggle Hug 
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AlicesPlace Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
:rofl: :lmao:
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DanStefan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017   Photographer
excellent !
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks Dan..................will have to leave my shoes here! :sing:
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AlejandroCastillo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
hahaha, You will have to leave the shoes in an accessible place.:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Professional General Artist
Yes................eaving to go back to France soon will probably donate them to him!:D (Big Grin) 
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
And why not indeed.... when we were in Santorini we had a young cat who would come into our room and curl up for a nap on Teresa's trainers.. :rofl:
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Professional General Artist
Ha........I love animalsGiggle Nod 
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
Me too - they are more "honest" than some humans I have met.... :nod:
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional General Artist
Very trueNod Giggle 
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Supach Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
ha ha ha :giggle: you´ll have to buy a new pair and leave him his home :D
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Professional General Artist
I think so too.................:dance: :kiss:
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seek-and-hide Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Now I'm living on the farm and they do it here too (lol). Great shot, dear Jenny.
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks Mayumi.................will leave them here! Giggle 
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seek-and-hide Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor one! You're welcome!5 seconds hug 
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Julianez Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
Beautiful capture! :)
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks again dear Juliane :hug:'sss
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Julianez Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
You're welcome. :)
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IlonavanderWeyden Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Untitled by IlonavanderWeyden  
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much Ilona with :hug:'ssss
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IlonavanderWeyden Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
❤❤❤👍
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