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Rana ridibunda

Rana ridibunda
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Copyright: Jacob van der Weele (Bufo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-05
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Canon 20D, 100 macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-10-31 12:36
Viewed: 3889
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For many people green frogs are just green frogs. No big deal. For those who are interestedI can tell that this is the largest of the northwestern European frogs. Rana ridibunda, which means laughing frog -refering to the laughing call-, can hybridise with Rana lessonae. The result of many hybrids having a multiple crossback with one of the two species (R.r of R.l.) is called the green frog complex (Rana esculenta synklepton). Whenever fertile the mix of these two species can be called Rana klepton esculenta (Edible frog). Quite complicated isn't it?

This is a true Rana ridibunda. To be sure you have to catch it and look at the rear leg and look at the digging knob (I don't know the true English name for that). In the workshop you can see what it looks like for Rana ridibunda.

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Hello Jacob,
this is a very nice picture. Very good POV, natural colours, very good sharpness and details. This is a very good composition. Thank you.

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2007-10-31 13:24]

Hello Jacob,

Very nice detail for this frog. Well done!

Good natural surroundings and colour - nice cropped too.
Well taken...

Hi Jacob,
Beautiful capture with excelents details and super focus.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-31 23:17]

Hi Jacob

Great pose with excellent eye contact and good exposure.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-01 1:15]

Hello Jacob,
Very fine capture of a wet-looking ridibunda. Fine details and I like your composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-11-01 5:50]

Hi Jacob

This is a very and descriptive photo of this typical Rana ridibunda.
Indeed, the inner metatarsal tubercle is a sure way to distinguish the 3 species of the green complex, and you show that very well here in your WS.
Very good details and great, typical colors for these frods.
Excellent POV, too and very nice eye-contact with your subject.

Bravo and TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-03 17:55]

Hello Jacob

I am one of those people who are interested in frogs.
The low POV is very good.
Excellent eye contact with good focus and sharpness of detail.
The colour and textures of the skin show well.
Well placed in the frame.


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