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Tree frog

Tree frog
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Copyright: Iulian Gherghel (IulianGherghel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 2 N: 372] (1413)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-16
Categories: Amphibians
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-11-12 0:55
Viewed: 3064
Points: 4
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The European tree frog (Hyla arborea) is a small frog that can grow to a maximum length of 4.5 cm.

They are the only members of the widespread tree frog family (Hylidae) indigenous to Mainland Europe. Characteristic are the discs on the frog's toes which it uses to climb trees and hedges. There are three or four species and many subspecies:

* Hyla arborea (Linnaeus, 1758) (common or European tree frog)
* Hyla meridionalis Boettger, 1874 (Mediterranean tree frog or stripeless tree frog)
* Hyla intermedia Boulenger, 1882 (Italian tree frog) (not always considered a species)
* Hyla sarda (De Betta, 1853) (Sardinian tree frog)

The European tree frogs actually don't live in forests, but rather prefer sunny forest edges, bushy heaths, wet dune pans, wet scrubland and extensively used meadows and parks with ponds rich in submerged vegetation without fish nearby. These habitats are increasingly influenced by human activity. Hyla arborea, the common tree frog, is endangered in western Europe (nearly extinct in Belgium) while the more common Mediterranean tree frog lives in wet gardens, treegarths, vineyards, campings, and near pine trees.

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A crisply exposed fine image of a representative of H. arborea Iulian, the characteristic pattern and colouration are accurately reproduced here my friend. Hope you won't find my WS too offensive...

Hi Iulian
Thank For sharing
Very nice shot


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