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Rana esculenta

Rana esculenta
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-23
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Olympus E1, ZUIKO DIGITAL 40-150mm 1:3.5-4.5
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-29 3:05
Viewed: 3186
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
At a small pond in the south of Bochum numerous frogs could be observed, most of them resting on leafs of water lilies.
For taking pictures, I had to change my usual 35mm Macro lens and apply a tele-zoom (40-150mm).

This is the species
- Rana esculenta

* Matz G, Weber D (1983)Amphibien und Reptilien. - BLV Verlagsgesellschaft, München.
* Diesener G, Reichholf J (1986) Lurche und Kriechtiere. - Mosaik Verlag, München.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-05-29 3:58]

Hello Peter,
very nice pose by the frog. The colours are intense and the pose is special showing the features in good view.
Very sharp and the skin is well defined in good use of light.
you have composed it brilliantly making this guy a prince!


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-05-29 4:53]

Hi Peter
Great frog today! Details and colors are beautiful!

Light is beautiful!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-05-29 6:12]

Hello Peter,
A beautifully marked frog with attractive colors and shown with exceptional detail. It is always interesting to view frogs from different parts of the world in order to compare their unique markings and colors. I have been facinated by these little guys since boyhood and never miss a chance to check one out while afield. Well done!!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-05-29 7:33]

Hello Peter,
Very beautiful photo in perfect contrasting colours. Great sharpness and details. Nice pose. Good POV and composition.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-05-29 7:42]

Hello Peter,
Another technically excellent shot, this time of Rana esculenta, well taken on a lilly pad and well composed with the lily pad Bg that makes a nice natural feature.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

hallo Peter
super picture
great pose with beautiful colours and great details
greeting lou

Hello Peter,
Wow, this this is a great way to photograph a frog and her habitat! good job, obviously, the technique is perfect. But the most valuable of the photo is the information transmited about the species and their environment.
Greetings, Thanks for sharing. Jesus

perfect capture of this edible frog! tfs

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