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American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)

American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-14
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): F r o g s [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-07-20 7:54
Viewed: 2167
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is, i think, an American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana).. and most probably, not an adult (though the size was not that small).

The first American Bullfrog i had seen was in Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary, Hopkinton MA. But this shot was taken at the Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, Worcester MA.

There, they have a tiny green water-body full of green frogs.. and they have named it 'Frog Pond'. Cool :)

These frogs are called 'Bullfrogs' as because they are loud. And when they call it sounds like a cow is mooing.. or a bull is roaring. well.. but to me.. the sound appeared to be the chorus of some noisy ducks/ geese. When i first heard it at Drumlin Farm, Lincoln MA.. i wasted many hours in search of the bird! Lol :P

Thanks for viewing. Happy to share.

[Canon PowerShot SX40 HS. No tripod.]

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Dear Ruby,
I like your (" not so small :-)) frog in the unusual colour, it is sort of mustard brown, which I have not seen before, and I add it to my theme "f r o g s".

It was a nice idea to photograph it WITH the little greened seed pods to decorate it with Jewellery :-)

The details are nice and sharp,
Thanks for sharing.
Warm Greetings from the Tzaneen Dam in Limpopo, South Africa

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-20 16:10]

Hi Ruby,seems in pose only for you and your camera like a movie star..ehehe...magnificent profile capture of this bullfrog in the best exposure and very bright details and colors,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

beautiful image of large frog with tiny green frogs on the body. a rare scene. good work. nice clarity. tfs.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-07-22 18:54]

Hello Ruby,
I see you managed to photograph a fine looking Bull Frog. Looks like he was swimming in some Duck Weed an now has it sticking all over his body, how cute:)
I like the very low POV you chose as it gives us a great look at it's unique features. Just look at it's large copper colored eyes.
The Bull Frogs around here are much darker and are a deep green color, this particular one is very light colored.

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