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Giant Bullfrog


Giant Bullfrog
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Copyright: Andrzej Korzeniowski (andrzej) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 38 W: 0 N: 66] (558)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-27
Categories: Amphibians
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-27 3:49
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Giant Bullfrog. The most obvious characteristic that differentiates Pyxicephalus adspersus from other frogs is its size; its one of the biggest, second only to the Rana goliath of the Congo. They can weigh up to 2 kilograms (4.4 lbs). Unlike most other species of frog, the Pyxicephalus adspersus male is larger than the female.

It is quite aggressive, and has been known to jump at things that it views to be a threat. Because of its sharp teeth, its bite can be quite serious. The male bullfrog will also aggressively defend his eggs if an animal or a human should approach. Lukily the photographer was not harmed during the photo shoot as this one in paticular looks like a female so she was very co-operative. .

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Hello Andrezj,
Good close up. I've been looking to the DOF as this is often an issue in similar images and it is more than acceptable in my opinion.
Well done
TFS
Annick

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-01-27 5:56]

Hello Andrzej,
Very good capture!
Beautiful details, especially the eye!
Regards
Ena

Well done, Andrezj! Good detail. The eye is particularly well captured. Good work.
Cheers, Klaus

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