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Juvenile Common frog

Juvenile Common frog
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Copyright: Jacob van der Weele (Bufo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-06
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Canon 10D, 100 macro
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-12-21 10:44
Viewed: 3571
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Indeed it's common, this Common frog (Rana temporaria). This juvenile, or should I say full grown, larvae is a couple of days before losing it's tail. I found this one in a pond, especially designed fot yellow bellied toads and midwife toads (see workshop image). These frogs will remain in the water for some more weeks and somewhere in
July / August they leave to land to feed on insects. In september they look for a proper wintershelter in the vicinity of the pond and will depending on the temperature remain there rest of the winter.

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Nice capture. Lovely colours, with excellent softness and subtlety to the background.
Well done.

Having been in Romania where they have just loads of the yellow belly toads, I see your note, it has struck me that over there they do like tiny pools everywhere especially those along tracks. A tempory pool habitat, trouble is in western europe as soon as a pool appears on a track everyone wants it filled in so their nice new car wont get dirty nor will their nice new town shoes turn brown. Its the syndrome of neat and tidy and expecting the countryside to conform to town regulations.
Anyway just drive a few carts around and make muddy pools that would be alot cheaper!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-24 9:19]

Hi Jacob

It's sad to hear what are the condition and what is the situation over there. :(
Fortunately, as Simon mentioned, the yellow-bellied toads are indeed very common in all Romania, perhaps one of the most of all amphibians...
Anyway, this cute R. temporaria looks great, even if it is only about 2cm long (as i would appreciate) :)
The details here are great and very sharp, the colors wonderful and the DOF excellent.
As for the WS, it is indeed a very expensive solution, but at least somebody is doning something!

Bravo, TFS and Happy Holidays, my friend!

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