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Poisan Dart Frog

Poisan Dart Frog
Photo Information
Copyright: Keith McBurney (Keithor) (49)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12
Camera: Canon Eos 300D Digital Rebel, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 Macro for Canon EF, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-15 20:07
Viewed: 5969
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a poison dart frog. Very small as you can see, it is sitting on our tour guides hand.

This frog got the name because it is poisonous. The natives in the area would find the frogs in the wild, kill them and then dry them out for use in hunting. The natives would dip the heads of their arrows and spears in the remains of the frogs to help kill their prey when hunting.

Another common name given to this frog is the blue jeans frog. This frog is always recognizable by its bright red body and blue legs.

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Hello Keith,
I guess I would have to say, not bad for a handheld, handheld shot ;-)
Perhaps you could've bumped-up the shutter-speed and used a higher ISO for this one.
Anyway, it's an interesting and colorful little guy. Thank you!

Hi Keith,
Excellent capture of this tiny frog with amazing colour.
Thanks for sharing

Hi Keith,
what a tiny frog!, good colours and close-up.
wonderfull colors.

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