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The master of a camouflage

The master of a camouflage
Photo Information
Copyright: Fil Filich (Mustad) (77)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-29
Categories: Amphibians
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-30 7:58
Viewed: 3603
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Rana temporaria.
The Common Frog is familiar to everyone. With its long hind legs and slimy skin it is easily recognisable. Toads have a drier and distinctly warty skin. Frogs can vary in colour from the usual blotchy green to bright orange.

Frogs hibernate for the winter and spawn in February or early March. The clumps of jelly-like spawn are laid in shallow water at the margins of ponds. The tadpoles hatch and feed on algae and then later on small invertebrates in the water. They generally metamorphose into small adult frogs by the end of the summer. These small frogs leave the pond and feed on slugs and other invertebrates in damp grassland away from the water. They take three or four years to grow and mature before they return to the pond to breed.

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Hello Fil !
Yes, I agee, this frog's camouflge is eally excellent ! :-) Must have been hard to see her, but you did a great job photographing her. The details and textures on the frog are excellent, and I also like the composition, the low POV, the natural-looking colors. Geat photo. Very well done !

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