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Jump for Joy: 19 Beautiful Photos of Frogs

I know not everyone shares this opinion but I think frogs are captivating creatures. As a kid, anytime someone asked me what my favorite animal was, I replied very self-assuredly that is was the frog. I’m not sure why this was, considering pigeons dominate New York City wildlife, not frogs. And whenever anyone used the words “frog” and “toad” interchangeably, I was quick to let them know that frogs are not toads and toads are not frogs! My obsession with frogs has diminished considerably, but I still find them quite photogenic — their big eyes, their astonishing variety of colors and skin textures; they are ornate amphibians. So, if frogs don’t make your skin crawl, you will definitely enjoy the following images.

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The Most Inspiring Photography Articles and Photos of the Week

With another week behind us, Toad Hollow Photography has been looking all over the internet for links to the best material to share here with everyone. This weeks list is composed of a particularly profound interview from an industry leader, a selection of tutorials, a review and a special feature, wrapped up with the usual great photography and interesting blogs. We really hope you enjoy checking out these links as much as the Toad did himself in bringing this list to you.

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4 In-Camera Tools That Can Help You Create Beautiful Landscape Images

From sunrises, sunsets, desert ranges, majestic mountains to fields of flowers, creating beautiful landscape images can be easy at times, and sometimes difficult. There’s a lot to think about when composing beautiful images. Sure, we have to determine our ISO, depth of field and exposure compensation. We also need our tripod, cable release and possibly even a filter or two. Then, we need to get our composition just right. A lot of sky? A hint of sky? Or, no sky at all? Finding and framing up our images is a lot of work creatively and technically. However, there are a few in-camera tools that, with a touch of a few buttons and inspection, will give us more “Yes” versus “Had I only made an adjustment” moments when we get back home.

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Learning from Your Mistakes Even When No One Knows You’ve Made Them

By the time we’re adults, most of us have learned that mistakes are much better teachers than successes are. Mistakes engage our ingrained loss aversion. If you make the mistake of walking away from your camera bag on the sidewalk, if it’s stolen, you’ll feel the sting of losing your camera to a thief every time you set it down in public. Loss aversion is usually a stronger force in our mind than the drive to acquire. It means that, as far as our subconscious learning mind is concerned, we’ll work harder not to lose something we already have, than to work hard to get something we want, but don’t yet have.

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7 Simple Maintenance and Care Tips to Keep Your Digital Camera in Great Shape

Camera bodies, lenses and accessories are significant investments that require care. They start the day with us at sunrise, finish at sunsets and stick with us for the many moments in between. They attend parties, milestone events, embark with us on travel or when we’re just kicking around the house looking for something to shoot. Many take care of their gear after every outing. Some wait until it’s very obvious that a good cleaning and maintenance is well overdue. With a few dollars and a few minutes of routine care time, your investment will require less costly maintenance. Read on for simple care tips that will ensure your gear continues to provide you with beautiful, clear images for many years.

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Shady Lawn Truck Stop off Hwy. 65, Exit#6, Ardmore Tennessee.

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Hi, I'm Debbie and I just love taking photos

Hi, I’m Debbie, and I enjoy taking photos. I enjoy bird photography and animal photography as well as landscapes. I find that photography is very healing and love capturing life on camera. I especially enjoy getting those bird-in-flight shots.

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coming home in a cold winter night

I would highly appreciate your feedback. with htis picture i wanted to create a special athmsophere! the feeling of coming home to warm and cosy place …. coming home in a cold winter night by Marisa Jorda on Light Stalking

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stone bench by 1000orangefaces on Light Stalking

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I had some technical difficulties the first time around. I figured it out now. snowy path by 1000orangefaces on Light Stalking

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split rail

split rail by 1000orangefaces on Light Stalking Nikon d3200 18-55mm

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Train station in Madrid

Train station in Madrid by abhishek007 on Light Stalking

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