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Common Greenback

Common Greenback
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-07
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Nikon D70, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR, hoya 77mm HMC UV[O]
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-07 5:42
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Points: 4
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Common Greenback
Family : RANIDAE
Species : Rana erythraea
Size (snout to vent) :
Female 7.5 cm, Male 4.5 cm

A common species of scrubland, grassland and agricultural areas, this frog is easily identified by the pair of white bands running along the sides of the body. It is sometimes called the 'Red-eared Greenback' on account of the colour of the tympanum (left). The back may be green or brown.

It is mainly nocturnal, and relatively approachable, generally sitting still if disturbed. It may be encountered clinging to shrubs, or in puddles of water or by small streams.

Its range extends from Thailand and Indochina to West Malaysia and Singapore, and down to the islands of Java, Borneo, Sulawesi and the Philippines.

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I love the pose and POV. Would have been nice if the whole frog was in focus. Looks like the DOF was just in front on the frog. But good detail on the face. Also like the blue background.

Nicely done

I agree with the previous comments. The blurred water makes a pleasing background and the diagonals created by the reeds are very well placed. The colors and light are also very nice.

The shot might have a little more "eye appeal" if you had composed it with the frog a little more to the left in the frame, rather than dead center, and of course, it needs to be in focus.

Interesting shot.

Exposure is good.

DOF good be a bit deeper. Focus on the eyes is good but with these kind of animals it is nice to be able to more of them and not just the eyes. They normally have interesting shapes, colours and textures on their bodies

Composition: the diagonals in the shot really help IMHO though the frog is a bit to much in the middle of the shot.

Well done and TFS

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