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european tree frog

european tree frog
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Copyright: Nemes Septimiu (septimiu_nemes) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 371] (2161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-08
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Sony Cibershot H2
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-04 8:01
Viewed: 7628
Points: 58
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European tree frog

The European tree frog (Hyla arborea) is a small frog that can grow to a maximum length of 4.5 cm.

They are the only members of the widespread tree frog family (Hylidae) indigenous to Mainland Europe. Characteristic are the discs on the frog's toes which it uses to climb trees and hedges.

The European tree frogs actually don't live in forests, but rather prefer sunny forest edges, bushy heaths, wet dune pans, wet scrubland and extensively used meadows and parks with ponds rich in submerged vegetation without fish nearby. These habitats are increasingly influenced by human activity. Hyla arborea, the common tree frog, is endangered in western Europe (nearly extinct in Belgium) while the more common Mediterranean tree frog lives in wet gardens, treegarths, vineyards, campings, and near pine trees.

Historically, tree frogs were used as barometers because they respond to approaching rain by croaking. They also croak in the breeding season, even when migrating to their mating pools. 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, rarely 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, enabling the frog to jump rapidly.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-04 8:03]

Hello Nemes,
very interresting shot of that Frog! Good sharpness of the details, well composed, great exposure, well done, thanks!
Best regards Siggi

Hello Septimiu,
this is a superb capture with a beautiful tiny frog. Great focus with very fine details. Excellent composition and beautiful natural colors.
I like the colors of the skin of the tree frog.
Well done my friend ;)
Best regards

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-02-04 8:36]

Felicitari, o fotografie reusita despre aceasta
broasca, ne aduce apropierea primaverii!

Hi Names, beautiful macro of beautiful frog. Excellent composition and sharpness. It has amazing colors. TFS - Regards - Adil.

Hello Septimiu
great and unusual capture with fine details on the little frog. Beautiful soft green background giving depth to the photo for excellent contrasts. Interesting game of reflex on the tree frog.

Very good capture Names!
Good depth of field and positioning.
Rich colors and detail!

Hi Nemes,
A nice capture of this beautiful green tree frog. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-04 10:03]

Hi Nemes. What a beautiful close up of this Little green frog. Your POV is spot on . With good detail and bright colours. The large eye and markings stand out so well. All with good notes . Well done TFS.

Salut Septimiu,
Superba fotografia, culori naturale si clare, detalii excelent redate. Felicitari.

hello Nemes
great picture
nice composition
and the sharpness is very good
i like the frog
you knowe?
greeting lou

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-04 11:32]

Hi Nemes.
Simply wonderful portrait of the beautiful frog. Its details are amazing and surroundings are fine too. I like rich colouration of the shot, precise DOF and exact level of sharpness|/blurriness of the image. MY compliments. Excellent work.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-04 12:14]

Hello neighbour Nemes,
Excellent photo of this frog in a wonderful composition. Great sharpness, details, natural colours, DOF and POV.
Very beautiful!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-04 12:17]

Hi Nemes,
Lovely capture.POV,harmonious colors,3D effect,details,sharpness and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-04 12:20]

Hi Septimiu,

I'm always fascinated when I see a frog in a tree. A wonderful shot as he poses on the leaf. I love the green with the black streak and the lovely eye. Excellent details and I love all the shades of green. A superb composition.


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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-02-04 12:28]

frumos subiectul. are un fel de luciu metalic. backgroundul insa este cam granulat.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-04 12:39]

Hello Septimiu,
A fine sharp capture of a half-grown European Tree Frog taken from a fine POV with superb lighting and well composed against a suitable green OOF bg.
Well done and thanks for sharing this delight.
Best wishes,

Ciao Septimiu, lovely portrait of beautiful frog, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and beautiful details, very well done, ciao Silvio

O poza foarte reusita! Culori foarte vii si naturale, contrast fain si focalizare excelenta! TFS!

hello Septimiu
Great, sharp capture of this tree frog
excellent composition with superb colors
very well done

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  • danar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 17] (273)
  • [2009-02-04 17:25]

Felicitari Septimiu ,

... imagine perfecta , ca de obicei :) ...claritate pe masura iar backgroundul imi place mult, se potriveste bine dupa parerea mea cu broscutza.


Hello Nemes,

Nice detailed shot of this frog that I never been seen in the real wild.
Beautiful different green colours.


Hi Septimiu,
A fine capture of a beauty from frontal pov with a lovely posture. Great details and sharpnes as weel as nice composition.
TFS and cheers,

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-02-04 22:03]

Buna Septimui,

Portertul acestui brotacel este foarte frumos. Imaginea clara arata foarte bine detaliile capului si a unei parti din corp. Culorile sunt excelent redate, cele ale brotacelului armonizandu-se cu cele ale frumzei.

TFS si toate cele bune,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-05 2:37]

Buna Septimiu
Foarte clara si culori frumoase. Felicitari.
Numai bine.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-02-05 3:02]

Hi Nemes,
Outstanding shot of this cute Tree Frog with immaculate sharpness and lovely green colours. Superb light handling and I like its pose and that huge eye. Excellent POV, DOF and composition.

A beautiful and detailed close up Nemes, demonstrating the camouflage capability of the Tree frog in its natural environment. TFS indeed!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-07 23:35]

Hello Septimiu,
I'd love to get a capture like this - crystal clear shimmering in gold! It's such a little beauty. A fine composition too!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-02-13 1:01]

Hi Nemes,
greetings and warm regards from Malaysia. thanks for visiting my post. Really appreciate it.
What an excellent shot if this frog in briliant clarity ans very lively. the composition is great with plesaant position and very pleasant green and its hues.
Well composed shot.


Hello Nemes,
Nice capture of this tree frog. Accurate focus and depth of field...
Thanks for sharing

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