Wednesday, October 11, 2006



Blogger micki said...

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 200
Shutter Speed - 1/8
Aperture Setting - f-2.8 Aperture Mode
Lens - Minolta 50mm macro lens
Used a gold reflector on this shot
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer
Cropped to a square ‘cause I like squares

I am very slow to change, did you think that of me? Speaking of not changing…I’ve recently purchased two film cameras in the past two months. One of them is just over ten years older than I am. Both are Minoltas, so not only am I not changing over to digital, I’m not changing camera brands either. More later on those cameras and a third addition (also a Minolta) I’m running some b&w through right now. This third camera was given to me this summer by a new, but very dear friend, and a great photographer as well.

Having said all that, though, it is time for a change. This will be the last A Smile for Wednesdays image. I haven’t “felt” this theme for a long time, so I’m switching things up a bit. Still bouncing back and forth between two or three ideas, but I’d better make a decision by next week, eh?

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

He is indeed smiling himself. If toads/frogs can smile. I like the smile series but can definitely relate to not feeling something. If you don't fell it don't do it.

Lovely eyes this guy has, beautiful shot.

10:04 AM  
Anonymous DAVE said...

Oh that is such a good photo. Mr. Frog seems to really be smilling :D

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Cool shot.

I certainly look forward to whatever your next Wednesday theme is. :)

10:38 AM  
Anonymous armeen said...

i really like to get into film photography specially with holga cameras. congrats for your new toys :D as for the shot... it's lovely. those eyes are really standing out. is that the frog pet that you daughter has or?

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Doris said...

What a cutie! I love how frogs look like they are smiling!

Even us die hard non changers have to change once in a while! It just works better when it is on our terms LOL :-)

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Lala said...

He really does look like he's smiling.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Robin Freeman said...

This is so cute!
You would love the critters on Hawaii. They have big bullfrogs,Madagscar Day Geckos, Geckos, Sharks, Dolphins, Turtles... Let's go. I'm ready whenever you are!

12:29 PM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

it better be a good decision, i love a smile for wednesayd....ytthis one's great...7.75/10

12:34 PM  
Anonymous johnz said...

great eyes!

2:54 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

This is an ultra-high note to fade your S4W series : a wonderful, happy portrait! I’m sure there will be plenty more smiles one way or another and I do hope the amphibians will never be far from a posting.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous darr said...

This guy definitely has a big smile, but also an eye on you! I look forward to your next Wednesday theme. So you like Minolta cameras; I cannot say I ever tried one although I have their wonderful light meters. Thanks for sharing and keep them coming 'cause some of us just love your blog! :)

5:11 PM  
Anonymous clarence said...

Great frog picture! Made me smile too!

5:45 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Very nice portrait of a frog, lots of personality.

5:46 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

It made me smile!!

7:07 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

That's what I call an award winning smile! I love it! :-)))
Great shot, Micki. I always love your toad shots. They make me smile and I love to smile.

8:24 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

:-)) so cute, this frog must be the happiest frog in the world- smile all the time:-P

9:24 PM  
Anonymous MontereyJohn said...

Farewell smiles, you'll be missed. Great partung shot.

10:07 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

I LOVE this smile thank YOU!

11:12 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Ah! My favourite...your frog images are the best.

As for those old film cameras...I hope you never switch to digital because your work is great just as it is!

11:26 PM  
Blogger manju said...

Thats close :). Nice shot !

2:17 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Very cool!!

7:38 AM  
Anonymous NoWords said...

this one made me really smile!!

8:03 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

How cute is that! I am a day late so thanks for the smile on Thursday!

10:51 AM  
Blogger Don said...

A fine bug-eyed shot. I'll be watching for the new theme(s). You do very well with your Miinoltas.

11:05 AM  
Anonymous mooch said...

The choice of DoF makes his head look likt it is touching the screen it pops out so much. Well executed and lots of fun...

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Ries said...

Very nice shot of Mr. Frog!!! Makes me smile too.

3:57 AM  
Anonymous david said...

he's got a terrificly friendly face! What a marvellous shot!!

8:36 AM  
Anonymous Marius Muscalu said...

nice portrait... :) he is a litle nervous about the camera ?

5:44 AM  
Anonymous Diane - Daily Walks said...

This one is terrific, especially when in the large format (big screen). I love the one eye looking directly at you. It did indeed, make me smile!.

8:53 PM  
Anonymous Kris [PiXistenZ] said...

Wonderful capture!

3:46 AM  
Anonymous therese said...

Is this real? This picture makes me smile too. How fun and cute he is!

5:08 PM  
Anonymous sinem said...

How did you get him to smile at you and stay long enough to capture the smile?

8:47 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Such character! A perfect closer for the Wednesday smile season.

7:21 AM  

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