A solid capture. There is a nice crispness to the frog. Focus and DOF both look excellent. The pose is very nice and it shows off many of the frog’s features well. It looks like you may have tried darkening the highlights on the leaf in back of the frog. Those areas have gone gray and are now looking a bit unnatural. Also, don’t forget to pull down both the saturation and the contrast in an area that you are darkening to keep it from looking overly saturated / contrasty for an object / area that is supposed to look like it is in shadow. Lastly, I don’t think the black section to the right of the leaf the subject is on is adding much. I would be inclined to crop almost up to the leaf to pull the subject out of the center while eliminating the negative space.
N-3, T-3, P-2 = Total=8
Review by BogdanB., Feb 16, 2014
David,the frog is excelent, colorful and sharp. I would just crop it a little bit on the right and maybe add on the left, to get the leaf on 2/3.
N=3, T=3, P=2, E=1, Total=9
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