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°Pelophylax esculentus°°
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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-29
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Nikon D40X, AF-S MICRO-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G ED
Exposure: f/11, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-16 5:09
Viewed: 2893
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Edible Frog (Pelophylax kl. esculentus) is a name for a common European frog, also known as the common water frog or green frog (however, this latter term is also used for the North American species Lithobates clamitans). It is used for food, particularly in France for the delicacy frogs' legs. Females are between 5 to 9 cm long, males between 6 to 11 cm.

Pelophylax esculentus is the fertile hybrid of the Pool Frog (Pelophylax lessonae) and the Marsh Frog (Pelophylax ridibundus), hence the addition of the "kl." (for klepton or synklepton) in the species name. During the ice ages[clarification needed] the population of the common ancestor of both species was split into two. These populations diverged, but remained genetically close enough to be able to create fertile hybrids. However, when edible frogs mate with each other, their offspring are often misformed, so there are no pure populations of edible frogs. The hybrid populations are propagated by female edible frogs mating with males of one of the parental species.

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Model: NIKON D40X
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 10/400 sec
F-Stop: f/11.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 105 mm
Date Taken: 2009-08-29 11:23
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 295 kb

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-16 5:59]

Ciao Sergio,
Nice to be your neighbour!
Fine capture of the Edible Frog among the Duckweed. Technically excellent and the green of the frog contrasts well with that of the duckweed.
Thanks and kind regards,

Lovely image of a green frog surrounded in tiny water plants friend sERGIO!Your composition today is ..... quite controversial in my opinion, but why not!
George Veltchev

Hi Sergio
Beautiful photo with interesting composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.
Regards, Christodoulos.

Ciao Sergio,
una bella inquadratura per questa rana verde dei fossi, magnifico il contrasto fra il buio profondo dell'acqua, la quale per effetto del fenomeno di adesione forma delle spettacolari increspature, e il verde della Lenticchia d'acqua, ottima nitidezza. E' un soggetto di cui ho molte immagini anch'io.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

Ciao Sergio.
Bella foto una bella composizione, con questa rana che spunta d'acqua con colori molto reali e unottima nitidezza.Complimenti
Ciao Marco.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-12-16 12:18]

Hi Sergio,
Splendid photo-compositon with this frog, great colors and details, very good sharpness, TFS!

Ciao Sergio. Strepitosa! Di grande impatto!


A beautiful image and a fine composition Sergio, good exposure and just right DOF together with that nice play of light on water make this a pleasure for the eyes...
TFS indeed!

Ciao Sergio, splendida questa rana verde, la ripresa è spettacolare ed i colori che la circondano si adattano perfettamente al mimetismo del suo mantello. Un saluto, Paolo

Amazing Shot!
Colors of a green frog are very effect me..thank you for sharing..
Ahmet Yasin Güler

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