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Blue Jeans
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Copyright: Luis Vargas (Chiza) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-20
Categories: Amphibians
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/5 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-09 9:08
Viewed: 5606
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Oophaga pumilio is a species that exhibits a great deal of variation, comprising well over thirty different true-breeding color morphs. The bright, aposematic warning colors displayed by O. pumilio are indicative of the presence of various toxins present in the frog's skin. These chemicals likely give the frog a bad taste, limiting predation. Oophaga pumilio does not possess any chemical capable of seriously harming humans, though a field worker described intense burning and mild swelling after getting skin secretions into a cut on his arm.[citation needed]

O. pumilio belongs to the Oophaga pumilio group, which consists of O. granuliferus, O. speciosus, and O. vicentei. The pumilio group is in turn closely related to the O. histrionicus group, which consists of O. histrionicus and O. duellmani. Collectively, this is referred to as the egg feeder group, due to their methods of parental care.

The Oophaga genus and the placement of this species into that genus is based on a study published in August, 2006 (Grant et al, 2006). Prior to that study, O. pumilio was classified as Dendrobates pumilio, and this previous classification is still the one most commonly used.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To foozi: Hola FooziChiza 1 09-20 08:43
To cicindela: Hola RadomirChiza 1 08-29 19:12
To vmukherjee: Hola VictorChiza 1 08-11 20:05
To Rgarcia: Hola RobertoChiza 1 08-10 18:43
To EOSF1: Hola MarioChiza 1 08-09 13:55
To baclama: Hola VeroChiza 1 08-09 13:54
To romuszka: Hola RomaChiza 1 08-09 10:50
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Clip is charming and has unparalleled colours ( there are no such in my country). Pretty conception, Luis.
Congratulations and greeting - Roma

la petite grenouille rouge comme on reve de voir....le contraste avec le vert de la feuille (si on n'est pas daltonien!) est superbement fait!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-08-10 7:42]
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Hello Luis, great subject, good details and great exposure, well done, thanks!


Excelente foto Luis, felicidades!!

Nice shot with great colours. The bright white spots in the background seem to be somewhat distracting. Anywys, good work.

Hola Luis!
What a nice and funny title to this frog picture! :) I like it a lot! :)
Depth of field is not perfect but it is still a very nice capture of rarely presented group of amphibians here in TN gallery :)
TFS and have a nice weekend!
Greetings from Poland,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-09-20 3:52]
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Hello luis,
very interesting frog you shot here. uniques and pretty. Special colours and look very moist. Excellent diagonal perspective and interesting and insightful notes.


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