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Hyla arborea II

Hyla arborea II
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Copyright: TOMESCU Cezar Valentin (tomcezar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 282] (1823)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-01
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Canon 350 D, Canon 38-76mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-04-04 4:27
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The second photo with Hyla arborea (Common Tree frog), the same exemplar.

The European tree frog is a small frog that can grow to 4,5 cm in size at most. Historically, tree frogs were used as barometers because they respond to approaching rain by croaking. In the breeding season, even when migrating to their mating pools, they croak as well. Depending on subspecies, temperature, humidity, and the frog's 'mood', skin color ranges from bright to olive green, grey, brown and yellow. The head is rounded, the lip drops strongly, the pupil has the shape of a horizontal ellipse and the eardrum is clearly recognizable.

Males can be distinguished from females by their browny-yellowy, large (folded) vocal sacs in the throat region. The amplexus is axillary (in the armpits). Both adult males and females reach sizes up to 30-40 mm, rarily longer than 45 mm. The smooth, shining, usually leaf-green back and the white-yellowish to grey belly are separated by a dark stripe on its flank reaching from the nostrils, over the eye and the eardrum, to the groin, contrasting the green, and forming a dark spot near the hips. The hind legs are much larger and stronger than the fore legs, which enables to jump rapidly.
Widely distributed throughout Europe from the Ukraine and Belarus to the Balkan, Crete, Italy, the Benelux, Germany, most of France and the northwestern Iberian peninsula. Absent in the British Isles, the majority of Scandinavia and Denmark, the Alps and small northern parts of the Netherlands and Germany.


with Canon lens 38-76 mm and kenko extension tube 36mm.

In photo the little frog is on Fritilaria meleagris flower, in Zamostea-Lunca Reserve, Suceava County.

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Hello Tomescu, this is an amazing shot!
I love hylas photos and this is a great one.

nice picture
you czanwash your digital camera
there are 2 points on the left of your photo
aleks ;)

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-04-04 5:25]

Hello Tom,
Beautiful shot of this Tree frog on a Fritillaria. Amazing place for a frog. The colour combination is great, the composition excellent. Thank's and best regards

hi tomsscu, wonderful shot and excelent POV. Two beautiful motive on thsi photo. Flower and frog. Bavo for hsi excelent job.

Buna Cezar,
Superba captura,in plus e si pe o Fritilaria,ai avut noroc nu gluma!
Mi-am permis sa o lucrez un pic in Photoshop,sper sa iti placa.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-04 21:28]

Hello Tomescu

A very nice shot of this tree frog.The focus is very good with sharp details.The colours look natural.The OOF BG is very complimentary.The fritilaria makes a nice stool for the frog to sit on and adds a nice dash of colour to the shot.Well seen.TFS


Buna Cezar
E super fotografia...Pot sa iti dau 10 puncte?

Hola Tomescu,
La composición me parece muy bella y original, la nitidez, luz y fondo son excelentes. Saludos
José Ramón

Salut Cezar,
Super subiect pe super suport. Poza e frumoasa cu compozitie buna si culori naturale.
Imi place ca ai gasit-o pe lalea. Pentru mine asta face totul.

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  • Viera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 74] (494)
  • [2007-04-06 15:45]

Hi Tomescu,
This is an wonderful shot. Very cute picture.
Superb detail and good sharpening.


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