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Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Jan 31, 2021 6:01 PM CST
Well, hello there!

Greetings from the animal kingdom.
This beautiful little frog was sunning itself on a lily pad, and granted my wish that it not go kerplunk until I had taken its portrait. The banner combines two views, the left and right frogs being mirror images.

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Here are the two source images from which the banner was constructed. They show, among other things, that this was quite a small frog. Much smaller than a typical lily pad.

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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jan 31, 2021 6:09 PM CST
Really great banner, Elizabeth! Thumbs up
"...granted my wish that it not go kerplunk" Hilarious!

Excellent photography & combining images seamlessly. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
Learn & create something every day.
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jan 31, 2021 6:10 PM CST
((woops! Duplicate post. D'Oh! ))
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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Jan 31, 2021 6:43 PM CST
This banner brought a smile to my face! Thank You! Elizabeth for creating it Hurray!
Touch_of_sky on the LA
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Fleur569
Jan 31, 2021 6:59 PM CST
Ribbit, ribbit..........whimsical and wonderful. Superb job on photo merging
Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Jan 31, 2021 7:00 PM CST
Excellent banner Elizabeth!
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Name: Virginia
Charleston, SC (Zone 8b)
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scvirginia
Jan 31, 2021 7:28 PM CST
A truly ribbitting banner! Thumbs up
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jan 31, 2021 10:27 PM CST
Elizabeth,
special request....could you please select & post this closeup?
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Frenchy21
Jan 31, 2021 11:49 PM CST
Great banner!
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Feb 1, 2021 6:19 AM CST
Cal,
re "special request....could you please select & post this closeup?"

When I went back to the folders for that photo session, I found that I hadn't saved the selections or crops I used for compositing the banner, so I did a crop of the original of the frog in question, this time not cutting off the poor froggy's toes. It's a fairly severe crop of the original, but I hope it has the quality you were looking for. Thanks for your interest...

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Name: Kristi
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pod
Feb 1, 2021 7:26 AM CST
What a cool banner to see this morning. That is sweet! Thank You!
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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Feb 1, 2021 7:37 AM CST
arctangent said:Cal,
re "special request....could you please select & post this closeup?"

When I went back to the folders for that photo session, I found that I hadn't saved the selections or crops I used for compositing the banner, so I did a crop of the original of the frog in question, this time not cutting off the poor froggy's toes. It's a fairly severe crop of the original, but I hope it has the quality you were looking for. Thanks for your interest...

Thumb of 2021-02-01/arctangent/d2d2e3



This is the little guy that makes me smile. What a sweet face!
Touch_of_sky on the LA
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tantefrancine
Feb 1, 2021 9:55 AM CST
@arctangent I just love your banner! I cannot even create one from 1 photo, and now I cannot even upload an image, let alone splice and combine several photos--So that too is a big WOW. For me frogs means Spring, so hopefully Spring is coming soon on this snowy morning--thank you for your frog banner-
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Feb 1, 2021 10:34 AM CST
@tantefrancine
I'm glad you enjoyed my frog banner. I have fond memories of hearing frog choruses in the springtime. My recollection is that around here they start around the time the skunk cabbages bloom. Hope you're not clobbered by winter storm Orlena the way areas to the north of you are getting hit, and that the frogs will soon be singing to each other, so you can enjoy that quintessentially spring sound. Smiling
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tantefrancine
Feb 1, 2021 11:40 AM CST
@arctangent Thank you for the acorn! Something was really strange. I was going to reply to you, and all of a sudden I was told to login or become a member, and of course I did not remember the password. So I just shutdown my computer. And then I tried to look up may password, and they do not show up any longer on my personal settings-It starts snowing again--
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Feb 1, 2021 1:42 PM CST
arctangent said:Cal,
re "special request....could you please select & post this closeup?"

When I went back to the folders for that photo session, I found that I hadn't saved the selections or crops I used for compositing the banner, so I did a crop of the original of the frog in question, this time not cutting off the poor froggy's toes. It's a fairly severe crop of the original, but I hope it has the quality you were looking for. Thanks for your interest...
Thumb of 2021-02-01/arctangent/d2d2e3

Awesome closeup, Elizabeth! Cropping the original made all the difference.
Like having a built-in macro. So easy to get details & see things hidden in the original.

So many times I've found an ant or little jumping spider in a pic that I would
have missed otherwise.

Thanks for going the extra mile. Thumbs up

Learn & create something every day.
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Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Feb 1, 2021 9:22 PM CST
You're more than welcome, Cal. Not much point in shooting high resolution stuff if you don't use it for something. I haven't figured out what the little gray arthropod is on this frog's head. My favorite thing in the shot, actually, besides the frog itself, is the shadows cast by the tiny duckweed on the lily pad.
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Feb 1, 2021 11:22 PM CST
"...the little gray arthropod is on this frog's head."
I didn't see it till now.....good eyes. Smiling

BTW, how many mp do you shoot at? 24mp?
I'm limited to 12mp, which creates a 5mb, 4000x3000 image.
Good enough for most of my needs, though would like to
have more to play with.
Learn & create something every day.
Our Duck Pond The thread "Pool to Natural Pond Conversion" in Ponds and Water Gardening forum
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Birds Bromeliad Foliage Fan Dragonflies Bookworm Region: Michigan
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arctangent
Feb 2, 2021 7:22 AM CST
Cal, I shot the frogs with a Sony Nex-7, which produces images of 6000x4000 pixels. The frog crop I uploaded here was 1490x1192, i.e. a 5x4 aspect ratio crop.
I post high resolution photos (nature, travel, and other subjects) on smugmug
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Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Feb 2, 2021 7:27 AM CST
I want to thank everyone who dropped acorns, raised thumbs, and spread cheer with their comments to this banner. I'm glad so many appreciated the sense of fun I was hoping to infuse this creation with.
Thank You! 🧡 Thank You! 🧡 Thank You!
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