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Camouflaging Frog


Camouflaging Frog
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-16
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 70-200mm 1:2.8II Macro HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Outstanding [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-09-07 4:03
Viewed: 4363
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Frogs are amphibians in the order Anura (meaning "tail-less", from Greek an-, without + oura, tail), formerly referred to as Salientia (Latin salere (salio), "to jump"). Most frogs are characterized by a short body, webbed digits (fingers or toes), protruding eyes and the absence of a tail. Frogs are widely known as exceptional jumpers, and many of the anatomical characteristics of frogs, particularly their long, powerful legs, are adaptations to improve jumping performance. Due to their permeable skin, frogs are often semi-aquatic or inhabit humid areas, but move easily on land. They typically lay their eggs in puddles, ponds or lakes, and their larvae, called tadpoles, have gills and develop in water. Adult frogs follow a carnivorous diet, mostly of arthropods, annelids and gastropods. Frogs are most noticeable by their call, which can be widely heard during the night or day, mainly in their mating season.

The distribution of frogs ranges from tropic to subarctic regions, but most species are found in tropical rainforests. Consisting of more than 5,000 species described, they are among the most diverse groups of vertebrates. However, populations of certain frog species are declining significantly.

A popular distinction is often made between frogs and toads on the basis of their appearance, but this has no taxonomic basis. (Members of the anuran family Bufonidae are called true toads, but many species from other families are also called toads.) In addition to their ecological importance, frogs have many cultural roles, such as in literature, symbolism and religion, and they are also valued as food and as pets.

maurydv, cobra112, yiannis, anel, pierrefonds, bungbing, maaciejka, marius-secan, siggi, BREARD, peter_stoeckl, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
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Hello Foozi,
fine capture of this frog with a perfect camouflaging effect. I also like the good sharpness and the natural colours.
Best wishes,
Helmut

Hallo Foozi,
a superb macro shot, amazing details, very beautiful colours, excellent point of view showing perfectly the camouflage, well composed
TFS
Best regards
Maurizio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6448 W: 89 N: 15591] (65228)
  • [2011-09-07 4:21]

Hi Foozi,truely a perfect camouflage,you was great to see that and to take whit this magnificent sharpness in this difficult light of the ground forest.I like a lot the high saturation too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Ciao Foozi. Impresdive sharp and details. Great POV and amazing tones.

Roberto

hello Foozi
a super good picture with great details and beautiful colours
i like this frog with his good camouflage body
thanks greeting lou

Very interesting photo, excellent detail and nice setting. regards yiannis

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3052 W: 3 N: 8715] (40572)
  • [2011-09-07 4:50]

Hello Foozi,
Interesting picture documenting the camouflage-possibilities of this frog or toad. Amazing to see the white stripe on its back. Well taken picture showing the amphibian between green leaves to make some color-contrast and allow us to see the animal. Well chosen square framing too.
Thanks a lot and kind regards
Anne

Hi Foozi,

The vegetation is framing well the frog. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the frog. The mortning light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.

Pierre

Sawasdee Ka Foozi,
An excellent shot of the Frog, very good colours and details with sharp focus, nice point of view and great depth of field, very well seen and well taken,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,
Bungbing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-07 7:12]

Hello Foozi,
Fanstastic photo in splendid camouflaged and saturated colours. Excellent sharpness and details. Taken from a good POV.
Regards,
Peter

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-09-07 7:16]

Hi,
If not for the eyes one can not spot the frog, excellent image. tfs.
nagraj.v

Ciao Foozi, fantastic camouflage for lovely frog, fine details, spendid sharpness, wonderful light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Foozi,
really interesting and nice camouflage. Great colours. Perfect point of view.
Thanks for sharing,
Maciek

Hello Foozi,
Indded a perfect camouflage. Wonderful capture with sharp details and very good exposure.
The composition is great.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-07 11:42]

Hello Foozi,
excellent shot of this camouflaging Frog, love all the detail and the DOF is excellent. Good natural colour and very good clarity - well done.Best regards Siggi

Hello Foozi,
I'm impressed by the perfect camouflage of this frog. Good details and natural colours for this picture. Well done!
Regards,
Mircea

Hi Foozi,
impressive & mimetic frog, excellent shot
TFS Ferran

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-07 23:01]

Bonjour Foozi,

Image intéressante que ce camouflage de cette grenouille. Photo très difficile à réaliser car il y a un manque certain de lumière. Malgré cela l'image est très bien réalisée.
Amitiés
Serge

Hello Foozi
Amazing camouflage! Fantastic photo!
Regards,
Christodoulos

Hello Foozi.

Yeah this one has got effective camouflage!
The frog blends nicely with the setting, and the line along the back that shall resemble a straw makes it all complete...
A fine documentary frame from nature, tech wise well done too!

Greetings,
Pablo -

Hi Foozi,
fascinating documentation of mimicry in perfection! At first glance, I just didn't notice what the picture was about - but after that, what a surprise!
With thanks, and congratulations,
Peter

P.S.: Other wonders of nature: please have a look at http://www.treknature.com/gallery/photo263975.htm

Hello Foozi

WOW ! excellent photo of this camouflaged Frog,
if you would'nt frame closer if you would instead
leave it small in the image it would be a good
exercise to our eyes to found it on the image, TFS

Asbed

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