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This was supposed to be a photograph of a little frog.
'I have to take a photograph' I announced to my husband when I
arrived home from work this evening. I knew I should have taken one
on the way home as I'd finished early and the sun was finally shining
after a day of non-stop rain. But I'd groceries and a schoolbook to buy
so by the time I'd finished shopping I just felt like getting home.
'Why do don't you take a picture of the little frog in the wheelbarrow?" he
said, pleased with having come up with a subject for me.
He'd spotted the little 'golden' frog the day before and it was still there.
So out I went, and sure enough, when I poked through the debris of
weeds and dead flowers, I saw the frog. But as soon as it saw me, it
plunged into the depths of rainwater which had accumulated in the barrow.
So I had to content myself with this picture of some drowned flowers instead.
Something about them reminded me of the old hand-tinted Victorian postcards
in my grandmother's album, so I de-saturated it a bit - don't know whether it worked or not.

Nikon D90
1/80s f/6.3 at 105.0mm iso640 full exif

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Marisa D.L.28-Oct-2009 09:21
Absolutely delightful with these soft pastel colours, I would see it as background for a kind of Pre-Raphaelite painting....
Valene21-Oct-2009 17:23
Lovely image. I hope the frog cooperates for your next shot! V
Kevin Chester21-Oct-2009 16:00
Nice capture, I gues thats how all beautifull flowers end up, tatered and torn.
globalgadabout21-Oct-2009 14:27
lively tangle of soaked flowers, and a pleasing evocation of that hand-tinted look..curious to see the elusive frog'll just have to stalk him...V
laine21-Oct-2009 11:23
I fancy he's down there watching you & chuckling to himself :))
Neal Nye21-Oct-2009 11:06
I'd say it worked wonderfully. And it's even more interesting knowing there's a little golden frog just beneath the surface!
Sheila21-Oct-2009 01:14
It did work, very well.
bill friedlander21-Oct-2009 00:40
It worked very well. This is a very appealing image. Flowers look great on a rainy day.
pkocinski20-Oct-2009 22:02
Sure does have that Victorian feel to it. Well done!
Nora van Beek20-Oct-2009 21:46
This most definitely works! A very nice composition with a lovely Victorian look. ~V~
LynnH20-Oct-2009 21:32
Love Maire's comment! I agree!
Colin Storey20-Oct-2009 21:06
That always happens to me with frogs, line up the shot and they dissapear, still a great shot though.
Máire Uí Mhaicín20-Oct-2009 20:23
Yes, there's a Victorian feel to the colours here, and I can't help but smile at the notion that there's a smirking frog in the undergrowth!
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