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European common frog

European common frog
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Copyright: Lenka Gondova (lgfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-24
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 400 5.6L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-24 13:45
Viewed: 5066
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was lucky to find pond full of frogs in the neigbourhood. According to wikipedia and my pictures, it's suppose to be European common frog (Rana temporaria, Skokan hnedy). During breeding season (late April) they made unbelievable strong noise. Is is pitty, we cannon attach alsow sounds to shots, I have recorded their croaking.

This one I found today in late evening sun. It was coincidence, as they are silent most of the time now.
I must have used ISO 400, handheld.

According to Wikipedia:
Common frogs breed in shallow, still, fresh water such as ponds, with breeding commencing in March. The adults congregate in the ponds, where the males compete for females. The courtship ritual involves croaking, and a successful male grasps the female under the forelegs. During the mating season the males can be recognised by a darkened swelling, the nuptial pad on their 'thumbs'. The females, which are generally larger than the males, lay up to 4000 eggs which float in large clusters.

PP: Crop

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-05-24 13:50]

Hello Lenka,
A fantastic picture!! I love the colors and sharpness. Incredible detail!! Great pov.

Spettacolare macro, ottimi POV e DOF, molto bella la composizione con il riflesso e la miscellanea di colori, eccellente nitidezza, splendidi i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Bonjour Lenka
La prise est très belle avec une jolie composition avec une jolie grenouille,l'image est très nette, très "pure".
les couleurs sont superbes.
bravo et merci du partage...JP

Hello Lenka,
Very good close up shot on this beautiful common frog!
the subject is very sharp with nice reflection as well!
warm colour and superb details
a pleasing one

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-25 1:16]

Hello Lenka,
Excellent coloured photo in beautiful light. Great sharpness and details. Perfect POV. Nice catchlight in the eye.

A good portrait in high definition Lenka, TFS this fine image.

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2008-05-25 22:52]

Hello Lenka,
Superb shot! excellent POV. Remarkable details and sharpness. well saturated colours.I liked the reflection caught and those bubbles clinging to the frog.
Thanks for the share,

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-26 0:35]

Hi Lenka,
A very interesting find from your neighbourhood. The evening sun's rays works wonders on your subject. The PoV you have used is fanatstic the eye is quite 'eye catching' and the water bubbles enlivens the composition. I get the feeling this one is grinning "cheek-to-cheek".Very well done.

TFS & Cheers

Hi Lenka, amazing portrait with fascinating reflections, splendid colors and fantastic details, very well done, have a good week, ciao Silvio

Hi Lenka,
Brilliant colors and details. This is an excellent shot of the frog. I cen even see a palm tree in his eyes. Excellent piece of work!!

HANDHELD??? Awesome!!!!!


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