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Hyla intermedia


Hyla intermedia
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-25
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-25 8:34
Viewed: 1236
Points: 33
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Hyla
Species: H. intermedia

The Italian Tree Frog (Hyla intermedia) is a species of frog in the Hylidae family. It is found in Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland, possibly Holy See (Vatican City State), and possibly San Marino. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marches, arable land, and urban areas. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Hyla intermedia.

La raganella italiana (Hyla intermedia Boulenger, 1882) è una rana della famiglia Hylidae.
È una rana di dimensioni medio-piccole, che raggiunge una lunghezza di 4-5 cm.
Per molti versi è estremamente simile a Hyla arborea: la colorazione del dorso è di colore verde brillante, con ventre biancastro nettamente demarcato da una linea di colore dal grigio al beige. Dall'occhio si diparte una evidente striscia nera laterale che si prolunga fino all'inserzione dell'arto inferiore. Il maschio possiede un sacco vocale sotto la gola, che gonfiato raggiunge quasi la grandezza del corpo. Le dita sono dotate di cuscinetti adesivi.
L'areale di questa specie è prevalentemente ristretto all'Italia (compresa la Sicilia ed esclusa la Sardegna). Piccole popolazioni sono presenti nella Svizzera meridionale e nella Slovenia occidentale.
Ha un range altitudinale che va dal livello del mare sino a 1.855 m slm.
Queste raganelle raggiungono le raccolte d'acqua dove si riproducono (pozze temporanee, laghi, canali, fiumi a corrente lenta) a fine primavera. I maschi emettono canti udibili anche a grande distanza per attirare le femmine. L'amplesso è ascellare, la fecondazione esterna. Questa specie depone molte meno uova rispetto alle rane ed ai rospi, solo alcune centinaia.
In passato questa entità veniva considerata considerata una semplice varietà di Hyla arborea (H. arborea var. intermedia). Studi genetici hanno definito le popolazioni italiane come facenti parte di una specie a sè stante, per la quale fu inizialmente proposto il nome di H. italica (Nascetti et al., 1995). Successivamente le è stato attribuito il nome attuale di H. intermedia.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-25 8:45]

Hello Luciano,
A macro in splendid flashlight, colours, impressive sharpness, details, DOF and an attractive diagonal composition.
Enjoy the weekend,
Peter

Good work!!!

hallo Luciano
very good picture with nice details and lovely colours
the sharpness and compo are very beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Simpaticissima. Una volta erano più diffuse.

Ciao Luciano, graziosissima, ripresa con ottima nitidezza, bei colori brillanti e splendidi dettagli, bravissimo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

Ah! Questa è fotogenica alquanto. Super dettaglio e magnifico verde brillante.

Roberto

Liciano,
Quite an impressive MACRO.
I love the diagonal presentation.
Great notes too.
However, the eye is not too well focused and on the whole it is slightly overexposed.
You can do much better than this.
Best and most kind regards from Mario in Canada.

Ciao Luciano, What a superb effort here my good friend, not the easiest subject to take under low lighting,

Perhaps the over exposure (Mario Canada) is referring to, is due to the use of flash..., when shooting these little blighters in their natural habitat, inevitably there is not sufficient ambient light, hence your use of flash proves your natural ability and photographic skills come to the fore, great stuff here Luciano and well done,

Best Regards,

Pauly.

Hello Luciano

Great close-up photo of this Italian Tree Frog, where if you would shoot the photo with
more less zoom it would be a great camouflaged photo forcing the human eye to search
the subject in the image, on your photo here, great DOF, focus, sharpness, and details, TFS

Asbed

Hello Luciano,
照的很漂亮 很美麗的青蛙 也很清晰
這一片青色 真是很涼快 很有意境
構圖也很美麗 真是好看
謝謝分享
STONE

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2014-07-26 10:54]

Lovely specimen, very well captured! Excellent use of the flash.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, Luciano,

Ishi

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-07-26 10:54]

Hi Luciano,
At least some change (among those butterflies)Nice little frog. Beautiful natural colors,sharpness details and nice composition.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Luciano,
Beautiful macro shot in your unmistakable style. You controlled the exposure very well, colors are rich, and details are well visible. Probably a more frontal POV would have been even more spectacular, but everything else is fine in my view. And about the opinion "you can do much better than this": a vain and jealous person did his normal payback. Nothing to worry about.
Best regards, László

Hi Luciano, Lovely creature taken with well managed flash light settings. Great details and clarity. Beautiful POV to show this cute frog in a natural environment. I like his little claws. Thank for sharing
Anna

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-07-28 14:15]

Hi Luciano, Excellent picture of this frog. Total sharpness to enjoy the textures of this beauty. Good control of the light too. Congratulation. Saludos.

Bonsoir Luciano,

La feuille aide au cadrage de l'amphibien. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de la Hyla intermedia. La bonne luminoaité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.

Pierre

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2014-07-30 8:31]

Hola Luciano, que hermosa foto y la Rana excepcional; me gusta toda esa combinación de verdes, la luz,color,enfoque, entorno y composición...saludos.

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