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Copyright: Radomir Jaskula (cicindela) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1223 W: 0 N: 3103] (9226)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-02
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400, @ ISO 50
Exposure: f/6.6
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Frogs and Toads, Amphibians of Europe, Amphibians and reptiles of Poland, jmp *1, Amphibians (Amphibia), Bayram's Favorites-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-09 15:43
Viewed: 6588
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 90
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my dear Friends!
Last several days I was not in Lodz (some field practices with my students) and really tomorrow afternoon I am leaving for the next week (again field practices), so today just a "sign" that I am still alive

This is an European tree frog Hyla arborea (Linnaeus, 1758), one of four species of this genus occurring in Europe - next to Hyla meridionalis, H. sarda and H. variegata (known before as subspecies of H. arborea, recently excluded from it mainly on the basis on molecular analyses).
In Poland it is the only member of this genus and one of 14 species of Amphibia; as all other it is protected by the Polish law. If you like please feel free to watch here some other members of Polish herpetofauna :>

This species is well known and a lot of facts about its biology, distribution and behaviour can be found on TN so here only some words about this beauty species:

- nominative - most part of Europe
- ssp. molleri - Iberian Peninsula
- ssp. kretensis - Greek Islands
- ssp. schelkownikowi - Caucasus

Habitats: from lowland to mountains (in Bulgarian Rila Mts. even up to 2300 m); mainly next to water areas in meadows and forest edges, usually on bushes or small trees, often also on other type of vegetation. Only during mating time found in waters.

Food: mainly small insects (sometimes other invertebrates like spiders). Prey is "collected" using long, sticky tongue.

Status: a very beautiful princess, but presently magical in the green tree frog which is waiting for the prince's kiss ;>

This picture was taken in Jasne Nature Reserve, Ilawa Lake District Landscape Park, NE Poland.
Thank you in advance for your time and comments :>

marhowie, eqshannon, vanderschelden, Ken52, Evelynn, Proframe, Kathleen, pvs, JORAPAVI, Argus, jcoowanitwong, uleko, lawhill, dew77, cataclysta, fartash, Silvio2006, jmp, Kaszek, SkyF, Debz, delic, Alex99, IulianGherghel, snowfalken, Juyona, boreocypriensis, avallaunius, beasolea has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To delic: thank you! :)cicindela 1 06-16 16:21
To Kaszek: rzekotkacicindela 1 06-12 18:46
To SkyF: tree frog :)cicindela 1 06-12 18:43
To meyerd: no diffuser :>cicindela 1 06-12 18:40
To uleko: tree frog :)cicindela 1 06-10 08:10
To jcoowanitwong: many thanks!cicindela 1 06-10 07:46
To gannu: legscicindela 1 06-10 06:58
To Argus: many thanks Ivan!cicindela 1 06-10 06:55
To JORAPAVI: Thank you my Friend! :)cicindela 1 06-10 05:25
To Mana: tree frogcicindela 1 06-10 04:41
To pvs: tree frogcicindela 1 06-10 04:21
To Kathleen: thank you!cicindela 1 06-10 04:01
To Proframe: princess want to be kissed ;>cicindela 1 06-10 03:58
To Evelynn: thank you!cicindela 1 06-10 03:50
To pankajbajpai: thank you!cicindela 1 06-10 03:49
To Ken52: thank you!cicindela 1 06-09 19:07
To eqshannon: many thanks!cicindela 1 06-09 19:05
To marhowie: Thank you!cicindela 1 06-09 19:04
To trinko: thank you! :)cicindela 1 06-09 19:03
To zumoduvas: thank you!cicindela 1 06-09 19:02
To Nilson: Thank you!cicindela 1 06-09 19:01
To vanderschelden: natural lightcicindela 1 06-09 18:57
To Nilson: nilsonNilson 1 06-09 18:53
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Hello Radomir.

Excellent picture, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

very nice expression on the frog, good colors and focus

Segura pião,uma formosura de perereca um trabalho de macro de ótima qualidade cores e nitides bem destacada meus parabéns.

Excellent closeup Radomir, really nice. Everything works in this capture, very well done!

Ah...what have we here Radomir....rhetorically I ask, after having read extensive notes.

A fine capture in wonderful crisp clear picture. Sometimes I stray from my own art of off'ish painting style and slip onto a shot such as this which I enjoy. I am eager to learn, even in these older years.

Bob Pacific NW Wilderness

Hi Radomir,
I prefer natural light. BUT...great compo!! Wonderful species!

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-09 18:39]
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Wonderful pose. Outstanding colors. Amazing exposure. Exceptional detail. This is a great macro well presented.

hi radomir,
looks like this one has got a lot of attitude, see the pose, very sahrp image with good details, well saturated colour tones, nice pov, good dof, lovely bg,
very well done,
tfs & regards

Nice work, Radomir. It is a really well executed photograph. I enjoy looking at all the sharp details.

Evelynn : )

Hi Radomir,
What a lovely princess this is, but I don't want to think of giving her a kiss :)
Excellent sharpness and composition with diagonal lines.
Beautiful pose and details.
Thanks for sharing.
Best regards and have a nice sunday, Harry

Hi Radomir.
Stunning image. Perfect DOF, composition, colour and detail. For using a fill flash, this is excellent, not over-done and looking natural.

New Zealand

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-06-10 4:16]
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Hi Radomir,

an excellent capture,the pose is really perfect and you chose the POV very well,the focus and exposure are spot on,super,well done and tfs


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-10 4:29]
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Hi Radomir,
Splendid close-up shot of this tree frog. Nice colours and immaculate sharpness. Prefect use of flash and fine focus. I like your POV to portray it and the precise DOF. The pose is so cute as is the glint on its eyes. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hola Radomir,
Genial la composición que nos presentas, la pose de la rana es de artista, la nitiez es excelente, el color y el fondo son muy bellos, TFS, saludos
José Ramón

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-10 6:41]
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Hello Radomir,
This is an excellent capture of the European Tree Frog with an unusual pose. Fine sharp shot with very good compostion and BG. The slillful use of flash does not make the BG dark and looks like a daylight shot.
Nice work!
TFS and best wishes,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-10 6:50]
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Radomir, I love the shot and specially the legs. WOW interesting. Gnaesh

Hello Radomir,
This one is really beautiful. Lovely posed from this Tree Frog. Perfect sharpness with texture to appreciate. Colors are vivid. Very well done.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-10 7:34]
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Hi Radomir,

I love these little frogs! We have them here in the south too but they are hard to see but all the easier to hear!! Excellent close capture of this one showing great details and nice natural colours. I like its pose too.
Well done!
TFS and best wishes Ulla

Hello Radomir,
Lovely portrait natural vivid colors and POV
nice pose well composed TFS regards/Lawhill

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-10 10:15]

Hello Radomir,
Wonderful capture.POV,details,sharpness,blurred BG,framing and pose of frog are excellent.

Czesc Radziu
Piekna fotka. Jedna z twoich najlepszych. Bardzo podoba mi sie kompozycja i fajna poza zwierzaka. Tlo i piekna glebia ostrosci dopelniaja obrazu

Hello Radomir
Fantastic shot of this European tree frog,
Great details,composition and BG,
Perfect lighting and DOF,Superb shot.


Hi Radomir, may be if you kiss her she became a splendid princess:) splendid frog with great pose, excellent sharpness and wonderful details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-06-10 13:35]

Hello Radomar , A Great shot from the frog ,fantastic compositie colours sharpnes pov and dof ,good job ,tfs Greetings Teunie .

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-06-10 18:04]

Hi Radomir,
Awesome composition and pose. Outstanding oof bg, colours, details and light. Congratulations!
José M.

I pomyslec, ze nie widzialem jeszcze tego zwierzaka na zywo. Zaba przepiekna ;)
Ostro, kompozycja perfekcyjna.
I ten blysk w oku ;)

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-06-11 14:54]

selam radomir; excellent shot of this frog, good details presented , very nice BG and POV, well captured with splendid colours TFS

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-06-12 9:45]
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Hello Radomir,
looks wonderful, very nice POV to capture this fabulous posed frog.
Great composition, excellent placing of subject and very nice use of space.
POV, sharpness and details are great.

Dear Radomir,
it's a real goodie, what with the composition, sharpness, the pose of te animal, the background and all. You used obviously (reflection in the eye) a light diffuser for the flash to much good effect. Bravo.
My best regards to you,

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-06-13 8:12]

Hi Radomir,
good to see you're still alive :-) And even are in the possibility to take very nice pictures. As Ivan said. the use of flash did not create unnatural colours. Good display of details and a nice pose of the tree frog.
Good one...

Hola Radomir, en primer lugar muchas gracias por tu ayuda en la identificación de Monochamus g. g.

Tu fotografía excelente con muy buena luz, encuadre y colores. Buena presentación e informaciones.

Un saludos desde España: J. Ignasi Tejedor

Hello Radomir,
What a beautiful little princess! I like her pose very much, this great eye contact, excellent exposure, colors and details. This is a great POV and superb composition. I like her :) Thanks,

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-06-14 10:24]

Hello Radomir,

Great picture of this tree frog.
Great color, DOF, sharpness, position and background.


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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-06-15 9:30]

Hello Radomir, I do like this Frog - a lot! Such a sturdy chap full of character. Really handsome and colourful, wonderful eye, I can almost hear him croaking. Pin sharp with good focus, detail and tecture. Very nice pov and 10/10 for the frog pose.

bonjour radomir
j'aime cette photo car personellement je n'ai jamais vu en realité grimpé apres un arbre.
la netteté sur le sujet est excellente et les couleurs semblent naturelles.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-06-16 16:07]
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Hello Radomir,
Impressive close-up portrait of the tree frog. Colors, composition with eye-level pov and flash exposure are all excellent. Well done. Regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-17 14:25]

Hi Radomir again.
Your model is simply wonderful as well as the picture reflected this beauty.
Frog, its pose are charming. "Tree" diagonal is so impressive. Colours are brilliant also as well as the skillfulness of author. My compliments and TFS. Superb, refined work.

Wonderful shot.
I dont know many words for brag this photo, is excelent. :D
POV, DOF and focus are beautiful.

Hello Radomir,

Very beautiful picture and an incredibly high picture quality for a non SLR camera!


A great diagonal composition with great eye-contact and well distributed empty space around the subject! The background compliments your shot and isolates the frog very well!


The colors are outstanding and look natural and well saturated. I like the beautiful textures in the skin of the subject. I can almost feel the moisture of the skin.


The contrast was very well adjusted! It brings out all those great details!


Well done with well preserved details in both highlights and shadows. I also like the reflections in the skin and the catchlights in the eye!


Very good focus on the frog and a well controlled DOF that blurs everything behind it! The details are razor sharp and I could swear this picture was taken with a dSLR. Well done!

A beautiful picture of the best technical quality possible. Well seen and capture! Thanks for sharing!

With Friendly Regards,

Witam serdecznie!
Sliczne zdjecie, super ujecie, ostrosc, kolory. Nic dodac nic ujac.
Pozdrawiam, Agata

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-24 1:23]

Hola Radomir,
precioso trabajo,
realmente magnifica expresión, pov y bello foco,
saludos amigo

Hi friend! This one is splendid and the most nice capture in TN:) TFS friend,

Thank you for your comment! Excellent picture of the tree frog! Great colors and excellent details and sharpness. He is also very sweet and funny!

Hi Radomir,
A wonderfully taken picture, very, very nice composition and sharpness. Green tones are likeable also. Looks a bit different to some Hyla species from South America.

excellent pose and sharpness

Witam Radomirze,
Masz nie zla kolekcje w swoim zbiorze. Doskonala zielona ;-)
jakby pozowala do zdjecia. Chyle czola, ja poprostu pstrykam co ladne, nie zawsze wiem jak sie nazywaja te male slicznotki. Dzieki za pomocne informacje.

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