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Copyright: Doug Brown (dB_grafix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 9 N: 624] (3019)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-31
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-E, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-01 3:59
Viewed: 3069
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The bullfrog is a large species of the Ranidae family and can grow to a length of 6 inches (15 cm) with a weight of up to 1.5 lb (750 g). Females are typically larger than males. They are generally varying shades of green or brown, with dark brown, dark green, or black blotching and a yellow or white underside.

The American Bullfrog uses its skin, buccal cavity, and lungs for respiration. Cutaneous ("skin") gas exchange is very important in all amphibians. They are aptly named since their call is a loud, guttural bellow that carries a long distance, giving the impression that the frog is much larger than it actually is, which is an advantage in keeping predators away.
Bullfrogs are carnivorous and will consume almost anything that fits into their mouth which they can overpower, including insects, small mammals, fish, snakes, and even other frogs.

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hi Doug, wonderful shot and excelent POV. Cleare , HQ and strong coloures. Bravo for this.

great close up, TFS Ori

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-06-01 6:34]

Hi Doug,
Love these bulging eyes coming out of the water. Here the selective reflection of the eye is superb. Fine composition and color. Well done. Regards,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-01 6:58]

Doug amazing shot and the way the frog is shot is wonderful. Were you in water to take this shot. Nice PoV and good ocmposition. Ganesh

Hello Doug,
Great close up, lovely frog with eye contact
nice water color well done TFS regards/Lawhill

Beautiful frog image Doug.
The reflection is wonderful and composition very good.
Pity there is quite a bit of grain/noise in the image and the lighter green stripe, wich gould easely be cloned out, is a little distracting.
Best regards and have a nice weekend, Harry

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-01 10:51]

Hi Doug.
You have created a very impressive "portrait" of this cute frog. Excellent pictured moment and scene, amazing wonderful colour and razor sharpness of the frog and its mirror reflection. Shot is composed very well too. Perfect work. My compliments and beat regards.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-06-01 14:31]

Hello Doug ,Fantastic shot from the frog ,great reflection beauty eyes sharpnes details and colours , good job ,tfs Greetings Teunie .

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2007-06-01 16:13]

Hi Doug, great shot, you did a great job with the reflection, nice composition and good colours. TFS Reina

Excellent job catching the reflection, nice work.


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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-06-02 20:20]

I really love this picture! It's very sharp ,the reflection is perfect and the colors are very sharp.


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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-06-06 9:10]

Beautiful clean and sharp shot Doug. The reflection is superb as a complete mrrror image. Nice clear and smooth water. The light is wonderful bringing out brilliant colour and saturation. Great composition.

Hi Doug,
Well composed.
Good work!

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-06-06 15:24]

Hola Doug
¡Qué foto más linda y más graciosa! Me encantan esos ojos saltones. El punto de vista es genial, permitiendo ver tanto lo que hay por encima como por debajo de la superficie. El reflejo es un punto.
La composición es preciosa y la información muy interesante.
Muchas gracias y un saludo

Cool capture and great composition! The refelctions are jsut awesome! Kudos!

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  • [2007-07-10 8:14]

Top class photograph. composition, reflections, colours, sharpness etc. perfect, congratulations!

Hallo Doug
Although this is one of your much older postings I would like to leave my smiley at it today.
I just loved this one when I saw it. Absolute stunning colours and great detail. The reflection in the water is great as well as the fact one can see the frogs paws beneath the water surface. I just love the big eyes and the reflection of light on the tip of the nose. This is indeed a beautiful portrait, and first-class close up. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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