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Copyright: Radomir Jaskula (cicindela) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1223 W: 0 N: 3103] (9226)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-09
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400, 35-105 mm 1:4,5-5,6, @ ISO 50
Exposure: f/7.6
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Amphibians (Amphibia) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-12-13 7:58
Viewed: 4974
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my Friends,
It was long time ago when I visited TN gallery last time. So first of all – all the best for ALL OF YOU!!! :>
Last weeks it is snowing in Lodz almost every day (all the time), the temperature is ca. -10 to +1C, so today I decided to show something from rather warmer period of year. This is a picture taken last year during my expedition to Morocco. I hope you will like it :>

This is a Discoglosse Peint (Discoglossus scovazzi Camerano, 1878) (Amphibia: Discoglossidae) - one of 14 species of Amphibia recorded from the area of Morocco. Recently this species was removed from the synonymy of Discoglossus pictus.

Distribution: Morocco, Spain (possibly also Algieria)

Habitat rivers, streams in humid areas. It reaches elevations of 2,600m a.s.l. in the High Atlas mountains.

Size: up to 6-7cm.

Conservation status: placed in the LC category in the IUCN Red List. It is also listed on Appendix III of the Bern Convention.

Picture was taken in Sidi, next to Camel Cave, NE Morocco. In the some place another amphibian species was also observed by me - Rana saharica.

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Hello Radomir
Impressive photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and great sharpness.
Regards, Christodoulos.

hello Radomir
this is a very nice pose with great sharpness and good details
the colours are beautiful
greeting lou

Hello Radomir,
welcome back, nice to see you again.
you have captured this frog in a very fine low POV and nice pose. It's a beautiful frog both in colours and pattern.
It's sharp with lot's of details.
Well done,mf.
Regards from a snowy and cold Sweden

Hi Radomir

good to see you back here. Great pic of this fine looking amphibian. Excellent sharpness and composition.


Hello Radomir
you present us a nice frog in his natural environment, lovely pose, great POV and very good sharpness, light is also very good
Have a good night

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-13 14:54]

Hi Rado,welcome back whit this impressive portrait,i like a lot the point of view and the usual great sharpness and colors,and it come from one of my prefered countries in the world...ehhe....very well done.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hello Radomir,
Welcome friend! Very interesting frog, with good texture and color capture. Something difficult to light, but well resolved. The POV is eloquent and appropriate!
Regadrs, TFS

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-13 23:47]

Hello Radomir,
Nice to see you posting again!
This is a fine capture of this rare species of Moroccan Frog. The lateral POV is ideal and shows its features with excellent sharpness and colours thanks to great use of flash.
This is nice to view, especially when we have the same winter weather!
Thanks and kind regards from the frozen North!

Hallo Radomir
I certainly hope it's not one of those frogs one have to kiss in order to get a prince, because then I shall have to stay princeless all my days. Excellent sharpness, colours and point of view. I really like the sight of the water the frog is sitting in. The water looks refreshing and the frog looks like it is enjoying every minute of "cooling down".
Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-12-26 22:54]

Hi Radomir.
Merry Christmas and Happy New year. I wish your many new shots and post here in coming year. Brilliant picture of an impressive individual. I also like pictorial surroundings. Quality of the image is superb as always. Bravo and kind regards.

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