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Tiger legged monkey frog

Tiger legged monkey frog
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Copyright: Christian Oskamp (crissie78) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 19 W: 3 N: 70] (399)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 0000
Categories: Amphibians
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Frogs and Toads [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-13 6:44
Viewed: 24620
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Phyllomedusa tomopterna - Tiger legged monkey frog

These frogs, like other members of the genus, live high up in the canopy of the South American rainforest. They will only come to the ground for mating and breeding.

The males arrive earlier in the evening at a flood pond and start calling from places approx. 4 to 6 m above ground.
The slightly larger females arrive later (as usually). They check out the scene and then choose the most attractive man* which is not yet taken (as usually).

The male mounts the female and they both chose a suitable leaf above the pond which they fold up to a nice funnel. The edges are sealed by a special secretion. Rather few largish eggs are laid into the funnel.

The eggs develop in the relative safety of the folded up leaf. When embryos have used up the yolk and have developed to the mobile tadpole stage, the shell of the eggs and the surrounding gel-like substance soften and release the young. Predation by fish and other aquatic animals is thus reduced. But there is a couple of predatory and parasitic insects (wasps, flies) that have specialised in preying on frog eggs or laying their own eggs into the clutches of Phyllomedusa, whose eggs or embryos will then be eaten by the insect larvae.

source: http://www.geocities.com/hartwig_dellmour/PhyllomedusaTomopterna.html

gr Cris

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Hello Chris!
Very nice portrait,beautiful frog. Nice capture with good colors, POV, framing and detail(eye of frog) you have caught.Well done.

Hi, Chris.
Nice capture! Well composed. Excellent sharpness, exposure and DOF.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-02-13 6:59]

Hallo Cris , very nice picture from the frog
nice eye ook zyn legs good pov ,and compositi thanks , groeten Teunie .

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-02-13 7:02]

Nice photo of the frog. Excellent sharpness and colors, I like contrast of the frog and dark BG.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-02-13 8:05]

hell Chris,
A very nice capture.
Great colours and detail,it stands out superbly against the dark BG.
Well done,TFS

___Nice portrait, good detail... wonderfull space frog:) regards

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-02-13 10:58]

Wow, Chris. A fantastic close-up of this beautiful frog. The exposure is outstanding and the colors are stunning. Fantastic POV and sharpness. An excellent work and TFS. : )

Hi Chris!
This is a prize shot, apparently taken at night. All the details are crystal clear.
Your well-written note satisfies the curiosity about this unusual species of frog.

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-02-13 12:26]

Hi Chris, excelent photo and very good explanation about it. Wonderful details and colouresa. Bravo!!!

Hello Chris,
It's a really nice picture of this interesting frog. I like the POV and colours here. Great use of flash too.
Well done on this one!

PS. I took a look at your gallery. You have some very interesting pictures there and many people write comments on them. I think it would be fair if you try to spent more time commenting pictures of others.

Hi Chris

This will be a quick critique as I am sneaking this in from work and I can't devote the time I would like to, but what I see is very pleasing to the eye. Good depth of colour. Well composed. Good job. Thanks.

What a beauty; ive never heard being called a "monkey" this specie. Leaf swallow or tiger streap tree frog are the only variations. Wonderful photo, composition and technically wise! Thanks for sharing - Xplorator Radu

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-02-13 16:20]

hoi chris, deze is echt super gelukt. Dus de smileys. Blijft fantastisch om deze aparte kikker vast te leggen.
Maar goed, ben benieuwd wat er nog meer uit het archief komt. Groet Reina

Hi Chris,
Running late, have to go..
But well deserved :-) Excellent shot!
Keep em' coming!

Love the name of this species.

Good POV and exposure. Brilliant coloured frog, totally new to me.

Well done.

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  • roos (30)
  • [2006-02-18 10:26]

Hai Chris!
Wauw wat een gave foto man! Fantastische licht/ donker compositie! Ben trots op je hahahaha
Groetjes Roos

Hi Chris, superb shot. I like it for the stunnig colours, the details and framing.

nice picture and good sharpness.

beautiful animal. I love frogs and think this one is such an amazing looking species! I've never seen this type before wow!
I like the detail!

Hi Crhistian,
Very nice!!!


Hello Christean.

Excellent picture, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

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