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To be or not to be...

To be or not to be...
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-27
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications to Bayram-II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-27 13:07
Viewed: 3268
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I want to report the declaration of this frog:

“Recently, two TN famous herpetologists, Bayram (boreocypriensis) and Ilias (strahos) have started a discussion about me.
Once upon a time, a certain Mr. Pallas (1771) give me the surname of Pelophylax, from the greek πηλός [pylos] clay, mud and φυλάξις [filaxis], guard. “Guard of the mud”, because I can stay long watching the mud… for preys!
Today, some herpetologists are discussing about my name: ridibundus, bedriagae? Some authors are checking my DNA, discussing my hybridizing or recording my vocalisations… My opinion about it? Crrroak, crrroak, crrroak…”

Just a joke :))) I dedicate this shot to this two friends!
Photo taken on Ikaria island.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-01-27 13:32]

Hello Catherina, splendid shot of mars frog with excellent composition, details and colours. There are so many confusions the systematic names on some amphibians and reptiles during recent years originated some molecular DNA studies but these are not well aceppeted changes by many authors. Because the results are not confirmed by visual features. Hence this remain as an acceptance mode by different authors.
TFS this and R's,


haha:) Mehmet already summarized the situation well.
A great capture of this pretty P. bedriagae or R. ridibunda (marsh frog) MF! Thanks for your dedication to:)
All the best!
Have a great night!

Ps. since i finshed my smiles sorry i could not give you.
But i can give so many heartfelt ones like these :):):):):)

Hi Catherine,
A photo very well realized, with excellent light and good composition. I like contemplating space in front of the amphibian. Good work. A note and title, of course very funnys ... if Shakespeare knew! Crrroak, crrroak, crrroak!
Greetings, Thanks for sharing.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-01-28 2:14]

Very simple and beautiful with fine composition. tfs.

Ciao Catherine. Excelelnte details on skin's weft and very good focus. Nice compo with frog's shadow in evidence.


Ciao Razvan, lovely frog in nice pose, splendid sharpness, wonderful natural colors and good details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Katerina! :-D
thanks a lot for the dedication!
Well this is a nice shot of a Pelophylax ridibedriagaus :-DDD
I know that soon we'll know what's the final and correct name of this frog after the needed studies by scientists like Bayram ;-)
Thanks again! best regards!

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