© Mitch Spence


Uploaded: May 13, 2010 08:47:54


While some of our photo group in Louisiana were out in the boat in the swamp, the rest of us searched for little tree frogs. This one had slipped off one palmetto leaf and grabbed this one on his way down.


Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300


Carolyn Morgan May 13, 2010

Very eyecatching shot with super detail! #1268403

Nancy (Peaches) Harker May 13, 2010

I love these little frogs, they are always in our milkweed plants
Fantastic lighting color, detail Mitch!!! #8609259

Marty Straub May 13, 2010

Wow, right on his eye! Excellent dof, Laura. You seemed to have captured that Whew! feeling in his face. #8609286

David Phalen May 13, 2010

WOW he barely caught that leaf! The light, comp, colors and details are excellent here Mitch!! Very well done!! #8609291

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe May 13, 2010

Outstanding details, colors and pov, Mitch. Excellent capture and find. #8609323

Tammy Espino May 13, 2010

I would freak if a frog fell on me!! :) Fantstic capture!!! #8609680

Hosey M. Harrell III level-classic May 13, 2010

Composition, colors and detail are perfect. Nice job!

Patti Coblentz May 13, 2010

Poor little guy...he was obviously giving it his best shot! Great comp, colors, and details of this little critter out of the tree!

Patti #8609834

Sam Britt May 13, 2010

Terrific color, detail & POV, Mitch. Cute little froggie. #8610256

Rona L. Schwarz May 13, 2010

Great capture of this little guy, Mitch! Fantastic details and clarity and excellent composition. #8610288

Nikki McDonald level-classic May 14, 2010

Terrific capture, Mitch -- bet it will catch the judge's eye. You caught a great moment with perfect focus and the lines of the composition work so well. Nice title, too :) #8610881

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic May 14, 2010

Very Cute!!! #8611702

Melissa Olsen May 14, 2010

Mitch...this is totally FANTASTIC! #8611707

Brad Harding May 14, 2010

Awesome capture here Mitch. Love the clarity, POV, and colors. National Geographic material. #8611760

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna May 14, 2010

OUTSTANDING, Mitch! Fabulous details and colors! :-) k #8612503


Perfect Mitch, what great timing!

jo ann c. #8613148

Karen Celella level-deluxe May 15, 2010

Not only is it exciting to find these beauties in the wild but you must be doubly exciting to end up with such a spectacular shot. Excellent Mitch! #8613253

Leslie McLain level-deluxe May 15, 2010

Amazing capture, Mitch. #8613476

Liz blahh May 15, 2010

Awesome capture! #8613892

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe May 16, 2010

Awww. he's just the cutest! #8614784

Mitch Spence level-classic May 16, 2010

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed him. #8615324

Renata Gusciora May 18, 2010

Terrific shot,Mitch!Awesome clarity,details,focus and color! #8620156

Mitch Spence level-classic May 22, 2010

Thank you very much, Renata. :) #8628911

Cindy Bendush level-classic May 22, 2010

So cute Mitch! Super detail and composition! #8629532

Mitch Spence level-classic May 29, 2010

Thanks, Cindy! #8651258

Bunny Snow level-classic June 02, 2010

Perfect focus, the lines of composition show action, which the frog experienced. Noticed you focused on the eye. I'm amazed that you zeroed in so quickly, got the eye wire sharp, the image well composed, the tonality so good and captured the action of the fall all at the same time.

Wonderful work, Mitch.

Where in Louisiana were you visiting at the time? Or, do you live in the state?


Mitch Spence level-classic June 02, 2010

Bunny, thanks very much. No, don't live there. I was just visiting for a week. Sent you a note. #8660593

Tammy Espino June 07, 2010

Congrats on another wonderful finalist!! :) #8671749

Carolyn Morgan June 07, 2010

This is a well deserved finalist - congratulations! #8671785

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic June 07, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8671988

Daniella Puente June 07, 2010

YOU ROCK this month Mitch!!! WOW and congrats on your 5 finalists LOVE this one :))) #8672068

Debra R. Harder June 07, 2010

OMG...this is just amazing, Mitch! Huge congratulations on another stellar finalist! Deb #8673824

Michelle D. Allen June 07, 2010

Congratulations, Mitch! This is an amazing image! Well done! #8674139

Jeana Clark June 07, 2010

Fantastic work and a well deserved finalist!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Best of luck in the next round!!!

~J~ #8674502

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic June 07, 2010

Mitch, What great detail on this wonderful tree frog shot! Congratulations on your Finalist Award!!!
Amanda #8674546

Courtenay Vanderbilt June 07, 2010

Awesome, Mitch, Congratulations! #8675010

Kathy Salerni level-classic June 07, 2010

Congrats on your well deserved finalist, Mitch! #8675542

Sherran Andersen level-classic June 07, 2010

Congrats Mitch! #8675782

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 07, 2010

Good to see my favorite among your entries getting the Finalist too. CONGRATZ. on the Award and good luck in the next round, Mitch.

UB. #8676399

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 07, 2010

it's a beauty... congratulations! #8676716

Cindy Bendush level-classic June 07, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist Mitch! #8676804

Bojan Bencic level-classic June 07, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist, Mitch. #8676821

Lindley Johnson level-classic June 08, 2010

Fantastic capture of this little guy, Mitch, with superb DOF and composition. Congratulations on your well-deserved finalist! #8678054

Karen Celella level-deluxe June 08, 2010

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Mitch. #8678181

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 08, 2010

Big congratulations on this awesome finalist Mitch, I just love it!

jo ann c. #8678520

Irene Colling level-classic June 08, 2010

This is wonderful Mitch.

Congratulations on your great finalist, I love it. #8678628

ALLEN O. HOWARD June 08, 2010

As good as a "great capture" gets Mitch. Congratulations!!! #8678693

Michael G. Marshall June 08, 2010

Wonderful Finalist, Mitch! Congratulations! Michael #8678752

Phyllis H. Burchett June 08, 2010

Congrats Mitch! #8680081

Patrick Rouzes level-classic June 08, 2010

Mitch, CONGRATULATIONS on this superb finalist! WTG! #8680335

Patti Coblentz June 08, 2010

Oh, yea!! Love this image...congratulations, Mitch!!

Patti #8680846

Sam Britt June 08, 2010

Congratulations on this terrific finalist, Mitch! #8680872

Tammy Espino June 09, 2010

Congrats on your win :) #8683054

Patti Coblentz June 09, 2010

Woo this clinging, determined frog..congratulations on your gold, Mitch!!

Patti #8683069

Michelle Alton June 09, 2010

Perfect choice for the Gold, Mitch.
Congratulations! #8683085

Susan Fox June 09, 2010

Congratulations Mitch on your wonderful winning photo! #8683123

Carolyn Morgan June 09, 2010

Cheers and congratulations #8683146

Leslie McLain level-deluxe June 09, 2010

Congrats on your terrific winner, Mitch. #8683229

Linda D. Lester level-classic June 09, 2010

Congratulations on your awesome 2nd place win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #8683239

Jessica Jenney June 09, 2010

Congratulations, Mitch on your fantastic win! #8683255

Patrick Rouzes level-classic June 09, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible WINNER, Mitch! WTG! #8683279

Debra R. Harder June 09, 2010

WTG, Mitch! Huge congratulations on your outstanding GOLD WINNER! Deb #8683425

Liz blahh June 09, 2010

Congrats on your terrific winner! #8683468

Courtenay Vanderbilt June 09, 2010

BIG Congrats, Mitch!!! #8683479

Phyllis H. Burchett June 09, 2010

Congratulations Mitch! #8683554

Renee Doyle level-classic June 09, 2010

Congratulations on this excellent winner Mitch!! #8683566

Steve M. Harrington June 09, 2010

Good on you, Mitch! :)
Steve #8683579

Melissa G. Meiselman June 09, 2010

Congratulations on this outstanding winner!!! #8683644

Melissa G. Meiselman June 09, 2010

Congratulations on this outstanding winner!!! #8683652

Val Feldman level-deluxe June 09, 2010

Love this hanging-on-by-a-thread little fella! Congratulations on your wonderful Gold Win, Mitch! #8683733

Sam Britt June 09, 2010

Big Congrats on this second place winner, Mitch!! #8683765

Rolando Rosito June 09, 2010

Congratulations on your win Mitch! #8683843

Bonnie C. Lackey June 09, 2010

A prince of a picture, Mitch! Congratulations on your win! #8683852

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe June 09, 2010

Congratulations on this great winning shot! #8683865

Ken Smith level-classic June 09, 2010

Excellent, Mitch. Congrats to you!!! #8684002

Amy M. Wilson June 09, 2010

Huge congratulatulations on this awesome Second Place winner, Mitch!!! #8684129

Jeana Clark June 09, 2010

Happy to see in the winners circle Mitch!!!!!! WTG!!!!!!
Huge congratulations for your fantastic win!!!!!!

~J~ #8684200

Rona L. Schwarz June 09, 2010


Graham Robards level-classic June 09, 2010

Oh wow Mitch, I have always admired this one and to see it go GOLD is truly deserving! Congtratulations!

~Pat #8684293

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic June 09, 2010

Beautiful winner Mitch!!!! Congrats!!! #8684349

Corinne M. Thompson June 09, 2010

Fabulous capture, conrats on your win Mitch! #8684544

ALLEN O. HOWARD June 09, 2010

WINNER!!! Congratulations Mitch! #8684605

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 09, 2010

gorgeous winner, congratulations! #8684671

Katarina Mansson June 09, 2010

Congratulations on your cool winner Mitch! #8684704

Bojan Bencic level-classic June 10, 2010

Congratulations on you winner, Mitch. #8684811

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 10, 2010

Yeah, WTG Mitch. CONGRATZ on the GOLD Win!

UB. #8684845

Claudia Kuhn level-classic June 10, 2010

Wonderful capture, congratulations on your win! #8685168

Anita Hogue June 10, 2010

Warmest CONGRATULATIONS! #8685170

Lindley Johnson level-classic June 10, 2010

Huge congratulations on your fantastic win, Mitch! #8685407

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 10, 2010

Congrats on this super gold winner Mitch!

jo ann c. #8685418

Murry Grigsby June 10, 2010

Congrats on your terrific image and win Mitch! #8685627

David Phalen June 10, 2010

BOIG Congrats on a terrific Winner!! #8685629

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic June 10, 2010

WOW Mitch, Im so glad this image won Gold. Congratulations!!! #8685750

Daniella Puente June 10, 2010

Big congrats on the gold for this fabulous photo!!! #8685752

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 10, 2010

Big congratulations on your Gold win Mitch, very well deserved!!!

jo ann c. #8685770

Mitch Spence level-classic June 10, 2010

Your support, your time, your comments, your congratulations--all so valued. Thank you. #8686181

Mike Clime June 10, 2010

Congratulations on this great winner! #8686325

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna June 10, 2010

WTG on this FANTASTIC winner, Mitch! :-) k #8686726

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 10, 2010

Truly outstanding Mitch! Congratulations on your WIN!!! #8686735

Linda Blair June 11, 2010

Fantastic winner...congratulations!!!!! #8688201

Mitch Spence level-classic June 11, 2010

Thank you very much, Mike, Kitty, Donna, and Linda. #8688832

Tommy E. Burgess June 13, 2010

Congraatulations on your outstanding and well deserved winner Mitch!! #8693011

Cindy Bendush level-classic June 14, 2010

So glad to see this one with the gold Mitch -- big congratulations!!! #8693097

Renata Gusciora June 14, 2010

Big congratulations on your superb winner,Mitch!!!:-) #8694329

Mitch Spence level-classic June 16, 2010

Thanks, Tommy, Cindy, and Renata. :) #8699199

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic June 16, 2010

Absolutely spectacular, Mitch. Huge congrats on this outstanding winner. #8699319

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict June 18, 2010

Congratulations Mitch on your Win!!!

Dominick #8702169

Mitch Spence level-classic June 19, 2010

Thank you very much, Mary Beth and Dominick. #8705072

Nikki McDonald level-classic June 19, 2010

Thought from the moment I saw this that it deserved to win -- and win it did. Congratulations! #8705081

Janie S. Oliver June 29, 2010

Another outstanding shot. Congrats on your win. Well deserved. #8723539

Mitch Spence level-classic July 01, 2010

Thank you! Nikki and Janie. #8728063

Nikki McDonald level-classic August 01, 2010

And congratulations on the Best of Show in the Arts Council contest, Mitch -- such a great capture! #8798737

Mitch Spence level-classic August 12, 2010

Thank you, Nikki. I was, of course, delighted. #8822882

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