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Hyla arborea

Hyla arborea
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Copyright: Mn Gl (marjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-04
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-13 9:43
Viewed: 3356
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The European tree frog is a small frog that can grow to 4,5 cm in size at most. Historically, tree frogs were used as barometers because they respond to approaching rain by croaking. In the breeding season, even when migrating to their mating pools, they croak as well. Depending on subspecies, temperature, humidity, and the frog's 'mood', skin color ranges from bright to olive green, grey, brown and yellow. The head is rounded, the lip drops strongly, the pupil has the shape of a horizontal ellipse and the eardrum is clearly recognizable.

Males can be distinguished from females by their browny-yellowy, large (folded) vocal sacs in the throat region. The amplexus is axillary (in the armpits). Both adult males and females reach sizes up to 30-40 mm, rarily longer than 45 mm. The smooth, shining, usually leaf-green back and the white-yellowish to grey belly are separated by a dark stripe on its flank reaching from the nostrils, over the eye and the eardrum, to the groin, contrasting the green, and forming a dark spot near the hips. The hind legs are much larger and stronger than the fore legs, which enables to jump rapidly.

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Nice picture Marjan.
Where was this? Great POV and lovely compsition

He he, Marjan, such a cute tiny frog, I like to see it sitting on the hand, now we now its size.
Very well done, realy a lovely shot
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-04-13 12:40]

Nice detail in your presentation of this tiny tree frog. It's an interesting composition that gives one a perspective as to size. Nice natural colors.

Un interesante documento gráfico de la pequeñez de esta rana si la comparamos con el dorso de la mano humana.
Magníficos detalles y perfecto colorido.
Saludos, JL.

selam marjan; nice shot of the small little lovely frog, very good colours nice pov, well composed shot with circle (can you say what do you use for the circle), very nice details
tfs & regards

Hi Marjan, wonderful little frog in great pose, great focus and splendid details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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