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Leptodactylus savagei

Leptodactylus savagei
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-01-14
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC RX 100, Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-02-20 6:15
Viewed: 645
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Discovering the natural riches of Costa Rica:
You will rarely see this Jungle Foam Frog (Leptodactylus savagei (Heyer 2005), Rana de Dedos Delgados de Savage, Dschungel- Schaumfrosch. Leptodactylidae) if you don't venture out at night when it's raining. I did so in the neighbourhood of the La Selva Research station at Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí. The frog is easily 18 cm long, it eats other frogs! The members of the family build big foam nests for their eggs outside permanent water pools. The larvae live off the foam for a month.
Technical stuff: I had to use the compact camera with the inbuilt flash because of the pouring rain. The red eye was eliminated in PS.
Lit.: F. Chacón & D. Johnston, 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica. Comstock, New York.

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To anel: The picture has flawsmeyerd 1 02-20 09:03
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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2018-02-20 7:48]
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Hallo Dieter,
Nicht ganz klein dieser Frosch..sehr schön fotografiert in seiner natürlichen Umgebung.
Herzliche Grüsse

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-02-21 2:13]

Hi Dietrich,excellent capture of this rare frog,the details are perfect despite the difficult location,very bright colors too thanks to the flash. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2018-02-21 5:57]

Whata a different frog! I really like it. Very natural picture of this species.
congratulation and thank your for sharing it.

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