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Thai Tree Frog

Thai Tree Frog
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Copyright: Mike Muizebelt (Mousehill) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 64 N: 183] (754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-22
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Pentax *ist DS, Pentax F 100/2.8 macro
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 50-60 points chapter 4, 40-49 Points (Chapter 6) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-06 3:13
Viewed: 9298
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Scientific name: Polypedates leucomystax
Continent: Asia
Diet: Insects - insectivore
Food & feeding: Carnivore
Habitats: Scrub forest, tropical rainforest, urban
Conservation status: Not Threatened

Description: The head is large and flat, the eyes big and bulging with horizontal pupils. A fold of skin extends from the rear corner of the eye through the external eardrum (or 'tympanum') to the shoulder. There are broad adhesive pads on the tips of the toes. The back may be uniformly olive or reddish-yellow, or with dark patches. On the back of the head between the eyes, there is almost always a dark 'W' shaped mark. Total length 4-8 cm.

Lifestyle: This is an arboreal (tree-dwelling) species, which spends the day hidden among the foliage or in tree cavities. At night, it comes out and climbs the branches in search of food, mainly insects.

Family & friends: Males gather around breeding areas and many may call at the same time.

Keeping in touch: Male frogs in the breeding season make a low-pitched nasal quack.

Growing up: In the breeding season the pair, in a mating embrace (or 'amplexus'), build a foam nest on leaves overhanging water. After fertilisation, the eggs are laid in these nests and after hatching the foam begins to liquefy. The newly-hatched tadpoles fall into the water and complete their larval development there.

About the image:
Flash Used: Yes, ringflash
Focal Length: 100 mm
Exposure Time: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f/20
ISO Equivalent: 200

red45, thistle, Janice, petrudamsa, Nico, cedryk, marhowie, wallhalla15, Luc, CTP, coasties, Toni, PDP, Actiereactie, touristdidi has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-12-06 3:44]

Exceptional POV and colours Mike. I like frog's pose, golden shades and big, black eye. Interesting animal, well written note. Good work!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-12-06 3:46]

A beautiful frog in an excellent POV. Sharp details and excellent light. Really highlights the golden hues in him. Wonderful pose. Well done, Mike, and TFS. : )

Beautiful shot!}
The POV is perfect, framing and details too. I love the DOF, that leaves only head in focus, and nice a bit gloomy mood.
I like it very much

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-12-06 4:43]

Pretty golden tones Mike and the lighting shows it up more. Well composed and a great pose on the frog. Well done, thank you.

Hi Mike,
Excellent shot!
Great lighting and sharp details,
good POV and composition.
Well done and thank you!

Not much time for a decent comment. I am running late but points are here to stay.
Radu Xplorator

Splendid close up. Like the frog would wanna tell you something. It has curious fingers (for better adherence I think)

Regards, Petru

Ahta a shot!!!
Amazing situation and fantastic shape of brown!

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-12-06 6:02]

This is quite an amazing view you are showing us here. Very well captured. I just love the compo.

Hello Mike,
A classic POV for the tree frog. Good DOF, composition and exposition.
Best greetings,

Hi Mike,
It looks great! You feel like he is going to come right thru the frame at you. Superb composition and framing. Great gold tones and fine detail.Nice work!

Very well composed frame Mike. Excellent DOF, POV, sharpness and detail..Excellent use of flash, (That ringflash makes all the difference!) with good contrast to BG also.
Excellent note & Very well done!
Thank You & have a Great Christmas.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2005-12-06 11:44]

Fantastic shot, love the golds and browns and the depth of field really makes the frog stand out. Excellent job, one of my favourites so far.

Mike, this is a great photo. Great sharpness, details and POV. A very nice composition. Thanks for sharing.

Awesome POV of this cool looking anuran, treefrogs are on the list of my favorites I especially like the hylidae species. Every time I go to south America I look for (agalychnis craspedopus) and (hemiphractus proboscidia), and (h.johnsoni). I have an indonesian favorite too which pretty much covers all (rhacophorus) sub species. Again great shot Mike. :)

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-12-07 19:56]

Excelente macro!
Muito boa foto. (Very good photo)
Cores (colors)
Bom trabalho (good work)

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-12-08 0:38]

Personal assessment of the photo: very good. Great PoV and composition.
Capacity of evocation in me: strong.
Very strong visual impact.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much Mike.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-12-10 12:47]

Hi Mike,
very good shot. I like the sharpness and colours. Good capture. Interesting note. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-12-15 17:22]

Hi Mike,
Excellent macro tree frog shot.
Great sharpness,pov,dof,colors,frame and note.TFS

Hi Mike

Lovely closeup of this wee frog. I love how the light reflects of his skin. Good clear shot showing lovely gold flecks. Well done. TFS.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-12-21 13:17]

Hi Mike
Excellent shot here with his head springing out of the photo. Great details and DOV.
Regards Toni

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-01-01 18:18]

Hi Mike, this is a great capture. I love the pose and the composition is great too. Excellent details and colour. Well done.

Hi Mike.
Happy New Year! Good frog shot. Very interesting pose. Nice brown color tones and composition. Goos sharpness and DOF.

Erg mooie opname dit, mooi scherp op de kop en goede DOF, fraaie kleuren.

Excellent DOF and sharp detail. I like the composition and the lighting is very good.

Congrats on a great shot

Just absolutely beautiful....

Hi Mike,
Very nice shot,congratulation.
Best regsrds,

Hi Mike,

The frog is a four-lined tree frog. You have an excellent POV, sharp details and excellent light. It looks like the frog posed for you.


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