I am back Again
|Copyright: Narayanan Ganesan (gannu)
|Date Taken: 2007-05-16|
|Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Theme(s): F r o g s [view contributor(s)]|
|Date Submitted: 2007-07-28 6:20|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
This is my last shot from my archive. But the reason for sharing this archive is a small story behind it.
During my visit to Kerala this frog used to come everyday in the evng around 8pm and used to come sit on the top of this Clock hanging on the wall. No one had a clue has where it is coming from. Our all efforts to move this frog from the position was in vain. It doesnt move an inch. But the problem is since my son is used to living conditions in Delhi, he was little afraid. So we had to put the frog in a plastic envelop and drop him out of the house. In Kerala Frog in the house is considered to be auspicisious.
F3.5 since I shot this during midnight
Edited in picasa
The frog is an amphibian in the order Anura (meaning "tail-less" from Greek an-, without + oura, tail), formerly referred to as Salientia (Latin saltare, to jump). Adult frogs are characterised by long hind legs, a short body, webbed digits, protruding eyes and the absence of a tail. Most frogs have a semi-aquatic lifestyle, but move easily on land by jumping or climbing. 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 significantly declining.
A distinction is often made between frogs and toads on the basis of their appearance, caused by the convergent adaptation among so-called toads to dry environments; however, this distinction has no taxonomic basis. The only family exclusively given the common name "toad" is Bufonidae, but many species from other families are also called "toads," and the species within the toad genus Atelopus are referred to as "harlequin frogs."
Many frogs contain mild toxins that make them distasteful to potential predators. For example, all toads have large poison glands—the parotid glands—located behind the eyes on the top of the head. Some frogs, such as some poison dart frogs, are especially toxic. The chemical makeup of toxins in frogs varies from irritants to hallucinogens, convulsants, nerve poisons, and vasoconstrictors (which narrow the blood vessels). Many predators of frogs have adapted to tolerate high levels of these poisons. Others, including humans, may be severely affected.
The name frog derives from Old English frogga,(compare Old Norse frauki, German Frosch, older Dutch spelling kikvorsch), cognate with Sanskrit plava (frog), probably deriving from Proto-Indo-European praw = "to jump.
Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.
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An excellent capture of this beautiful frog. Very good handling of flash. Nice colors and POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.
good capture of frog with informative note. nice colour and pov.
Hope this frog brings you luck, Ganesan :-)!
Quite an interesting shot with special focus on the eye.
Did you use the fill flash, BTW?
Well done and TFS.
- [2007-07-28 10:42]
Splendid shot of this frog with spot-on focus on its gorgeous eyes. Very neata dn sharp image with lovely natural colours and you have captured it in a superb sitting posture. I like you POV and your interesting little story. Very nicely composed. Kudos.
- [2007-07-28 21:37]
A beautiful frog it is.The colour is almost golden.it looks similar to the wood frog we have here.He looks very happy to be there.Very good detail and sharpness.TFS
good shot & better notes, liked the pov, well composed shot, sharp image, the metalic reflections look lovely,
tfs & regards
Love the story note on your mystery frog Narayanan and a great image to accompany it. I wouldn't worry too much about frogs and badluck or anything like it. :)
Beautifuil frog shot.
Nice animal pose and your pov.
Lo curioso de esta toma es que el ojo parece que esté en movimiento. Algo justa de luz.
Rather unusual colours, like dipped in brass :-).
I have added your frog to my theme "f r o g s"
Thanks for sharing.
Warm Greetings from the Tzaneen Dam in Limpopo, South Africa