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Hyla savignyi - Yesil Agackurbagasi

Hyla savignyi - Yesil Agackurbagasi
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-02
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Sony Cyber Shot DSC W55
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fauna of PALAEARCTIC Region [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-21 13:44
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Hello all friends,
Hyla savignyi Audoin, 1827 - Yeşil Kurbağa, Yeşil Ağaçkurbağası [TR], Yellow-lemon Tree Frog [EN] (ANURA: HYLIDAE) is one of two species of the genus Hyla Laurenti, 1768 in Turkiye. Second species is Hyla arborea (Linnaeus, 1758). Both of them has similar habitus (general appearance), but they can be identified by different vocalisation, lateral stripe and lenght of hind legs.
H. savignyi has different call sound, relatively long hind legs, and lateral stripe in inguinal region without horned shaped.
I already added this species in TN from Northern Cyprus previously (click fallowing link). But I will post new one because of that I'd like to this shot during its vocalisation.
While we (with Ferhat Toprak) returned from our bat searching, which I already noted about this work on my last shot, I heard some frog calls at the eveing. We stopped and I went to small water channel with dense vegetation of short water plants. Many frogs singed their songs for courtship, rythmically. Those in the most far started song and finally nearest one finished:)) This was a bit funny, but nice to observe them in courtship. I also took short documentary films by Sony Cyber Shot. I also prepared them for my students of vertebrate biology lesson. But I can share only this shot with you.
For this shot, I used only small torch plus to compact camera's flash light.

Well, I think that everybody know some Fables of La Fontaine. In this fable, the frog wanted to be bigger than the bull. Although our tree frog has only 3-4 cm in lenght, it with very large vocal sac looks like the frog in the fable. However, I think La Fontaine's frog, not a tree frog, it might be a Marsh Frog (Rana sp.) :))

I'd like to say "welcome again" to my teacher Emeritus Professor Mehmet Kutsay Atatür (matatur) of Department of Zoology of Ege University. I think introduce unnecessary and most of you already know him with great macro shots of Mollusca and other shells collection and informative and nicely prepared notes. Several days ago, he came back after a long holiday.
"Tekrar hoşgeldiniz Mehmet hocam. Saygı ve selamlarımla".

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Merhaba Ahmet Bey, guzel bı anı yakalamıssınız. Cok Guzel bır kare olmuş. Elınıze sağlık.
Selamlar, saygılar


Merhaba Ahmet Bey,kurbağaları şu ana kadar böyle hiç görmemiştim.Çok ilginç,sizin sayenizde dağarcığıma yeni bir bilgi eklendi,hemde görsel olarak daha kuvvetli.Olağanüstü bir çekim,kontrat,keskinlik ve kompozisyon süper,kutluyorum sizi,ellerinize sağlık,selamlar :)

Hello Ahmet,

Beautiful picture.
Nice colours with excellent detail.
Good composition and light.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-09-21 14:55]

Hola amigo,
hermosa captura,
detalles y buen foco y color...
excelente trabajo,

Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,
Selam and good morning(mon) from NZ!
Good image of the Tree Frog with excellent exposure and focus! the lighting is fine to me with great sharpness, good colour and details
well done
take good care and sincere regards to you and family always

Hello Ahmet.
Extraordinary capture of this frog.
Magnificent framing and perspective.
The details, sharpness and luminosity are excellent.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing this preciousness!
José Roberto

Salam Ahmet. This is a moment captured in full size bubble :-). Sharp focus and very well exposed shot. I like the framing in natural habitat with excellent sharp details. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

hello ahmet,
perfect timing to shoot this lovely shot, the inflated sac looks great , liked the pov and the composition, lovely colors,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2008-09-21 23:08]


Excellent Lighting, composition, DOF, BG and detail of the subject shown.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-09-21 23:18]

Hi Ahmet

Wonderful action shot - very good detail and colour, plus excellent note.


Merhaba Ahmet bey,
Tek kelime ile mükemmel..Elinize sağlık.


Hello Ahmet,

Splendid capture of this frog. Excellent composition. Great sharpness. Very good light and warm colours.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-22 0:25]

Hello Ahmet,
Wonderful capture of Hyla savignyi with its great vocal sac.
framing and composition are excellent.
Best regards

Hi Ahmet

Great shot of this guy singing, a rare shot indeed.
Good composition and sharpness.


Hi Ahmet,
A nice capture of this beautiful green frog with visible vocal sac. Sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-22 3:59]

Hello Ahmet!
Brilliant view of this little Tree Frog calling. We have the European Tree Frog here in a few places and it is fantastic to here them start their concert, while when they've all got going it is quite deafening! Brilliant to get a capture like this showing it very sharply in profile. Lovely colours too and well composed.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-22 4:10]

Hi Ahmet,this is a great scoop,perfect moment to take the pic and top quality of sharpness and colors!! One of your best,my best compliments,have a nice week,Luciano

Merhaba Hocam,
Çok güzel bir anı yakalamışsınız. Ortam da çok güzel, Amazon yağmur ormanlarında çekilmiş gibi :) Elinize sağlık. Saygılar,

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-09-22 6:03]

Ahmet bey harika bir poz ellerinize sağlık.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-22 6:47]

Merhaba Ahmet Dostum,
Thanks to fine use of both your torch and flash you have taken a fine sharp portait of this calling Hyla savignyi from a great side POV in the foliage to show us the features of this species.
Well done my friend and thanks for sharing this delight.
Eline saglik,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-22 9:10]

Hi Ahmet,

I have seen many frogs but never saw the vocal sac as clearly as this. Wonderful timing and focus. The frog is excellent with good details - his colors blend in with the leaves of the bush. Your notes were excellent.


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-09-22 10:34]

merhaba hocam
mehmet hocama güzel bir sunum
güzel tür güzel bir çekim
yanlış anlamazsanız benim özel ricam: notlarınıza o türün tanı koydurucu-ayırt edici özelliklerini Türkçe-İngilizce yazmanız (but they can be identified by different vocalisation, lateral stripe and lenght of hind legs; tamam ama bir de Türkçe lütfen), bir de o türle en sık karışanlar: tadından yenmez o zaman

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2008-09-22 10:39]

Selam Ahmet hocam,
Harika bir zamanlayla yakalamışsın
bu türü.Netlik,detaylar ve bilgilendirici notunuz
fevkalade olmuş..
Tebrik ederim..

Hello Ahmet!
This is very nice capture of Hyla species which I hope to see in the wild in soon future (next year maybe? ;>). Nice details and sharpness. Maybe flash was a little too strong and there are some white reflections, ut in general this is very nice picture with good composition and interesting note.
All the best from Lodz my Friend!

hello Ahmet,
amazing capture in moment just
beautiful this Hyla with excellent sharpness and details..thanks for this very special post

greetings sERGIO

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-22 15:28]

Hello Ahmet,
excellent photograph of this croaking frog.
I love the pose.
Superb sharpness.
Very good composition.

Very well done,

Dr selam,
Zamanlama nefis olmuş. Netlik ve zamanlama da süper bence. Eline sağlık. Selamlar

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-09-22 21:05]

Hello Ahmet,

You have chosen a very good moment to take this photo with the frog vocalising. The image is very fine as youhave focused well and the DOF allowed you to show sharp the entire animal. There are good colors on the frog as well as on the leafs that surrounds it.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-22 21:56]

Hello Ahmet, This is brilliant work. Excellent moment you had captured. Great shot. Ganesh

Hola Ahmed'im,
Bu güne kadar gördüğüm en güzel Hyla savingyi fotolarından birini sunmuşsun, yanal bakış açısından kurbağanın tüm özellikleri rahatça görülebiliyor. Bir haftadır yine yoktum, ama nihayet kesin dönüşü gerçekleştirdim. Nazik notuna ayrıca teşekkür ediyorum "Hoşbulduk" dostum!

Merhaba hocam,
Çok güzel bir zamanlama.

Hi Ahmet,
Excellent close-up capture of this Frog calling. Very impressive sight. Good composition, pose and POV, sharp details and nice bright colours.

Hy Ahmet
Excellent, excellent, excellent...
No other words
Regards, Oana

Hallo Ahmet
I can only say: Marvelous! Outstanding! Great colours and detail captured and Well Done! A+ for this one. You deserve each and every smiley awarded for this one up to now and the ones still to come. Thanks for this great and colourful contribution. A stunning side view display of this frog. Makes you look at it with different eyes.
Kind regards

Very good timing, and perfect sharpness, dear brother!
Very well done!

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-09-27 2:51]

Merhaba Dostum,
Bir kurbağa tam da bu anda çekilir doğrusu:)
Tüm detaylarıyla enfes bir belgesel. Elinize sağlık hocam.


Hello Ahmet

A well timed shot of this tree frog.
The detail is super,with lovely texture.
Excellent lighting and colours.
The POV is well done.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-06-05 0:36]

Salam Akhi Ahmet,
thanks for your response. i too have a lot of commitment these few days.
I like this excellent pressentation of this balloning frog.
Nice colours and here it is quite hard to shoot and I seldom encounter them.


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