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Waiting For His Kiss

Waiting For His Kiss
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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): F r o g s [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-06 7:28
Viewed: 7192
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
White's Tree Frog, Green Tree Frog, or Dumpy Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea) is a species of tree frog native to Australia and New Guinea, with introduced populations in New Zealand and the United States. The species belongs to the genus Litoria. It is physiologically similar to some other species of the genus, particularly the Magnificent Tree Frog (Litoria splendida) and the Giant Tree Frog (Litoria infrafrenata).

White's Tree Frog is a large species compared with most Australian frogs, reaching 10 centimetres in length. The average lifespan of the species in captivity, about sixteen years, is long in comparison with most frogs. White's Tree Frogs are docile and well suited to living near human dwellings. They are often found on windows or inside houses, eating insects drawn by the light.

Due to its physical and behavioural traits, White's Tree Frog has become one of the most recognisable frogs in its region, and is a popular exotic pet throughout the world. The skin secretions of the frog have antibacterial and antiviral properties that may prove useful in pharmaceutical preparations.
White's Tree Frogs are very docile. They are nocturnal and come out in early evenings to call (in spring and summer) and hunt at night. During the day they find cool, dark, and moist areas to sleep. During winter, White's Tree Frogs do not call and are not usually seen.

Depending on their location, White's Tree Frogs occupy various habitats. Typically, they are found in the canopy of trees near a still-water source. However, they can survive in swamps (among the reeds) or in grasslands in cooler climates. White's Tree Frogs are well known for inhabiting water sources inside houses, such as sinks or toilets. They can also be found on windows eating insects. They will occupy tanks (cisterns), downpipes (downspouts), and gutters, as these have a high humidity and are usually cooler than the external environment. The frogs are drawn to downpipes and tanks during mating season, as the fixtures amplify their call.

The species' call is a low, slow crawk-crawk-crawk, repeated many times. For most of the year, they call from high positions, such as trees and gutters. During mating season the frogs descend, although remaining slightly elevated, and call close to still-water sources, whether temporary or permanent. Like many frogs, White's Tree Frogs call not only to attract a mate. They have been observed calling to advertise their location outside the mating season, usually after rain, for reasons that are uncertain to researchers. They will emit a stress call whenever they are in danger, such as when predators are close or when a person steps on a log in which a frog resides.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-08-06 8:22]

Hi Radu,
I'll kiss him right away! What a lovely pose, with his fingers crossed and looking so currious and expecting. Very well done and TFS
Like him a lot, when can we get engaged?

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-08-06 8:57]

excelente toma, buen POV y encuadre... no conocía a esta extraña rana, gracias y saludos

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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 167 W: 8 N: 27] (1142)
  • [2006-08-06 11:47]

hello Radu
nice shot, good colours , nice point of view, focus in the eyes



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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-08-06 13:17]

Hi Radu
it's a very impressive photo of a frog.
beautiful colours and a godd composition of it in a tree?.
Good DOF, POV.
well done.

  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-08-06 13:48]

This is superb and I love the title (which his facial expression really does suggest). Perfect POV, excellent dof, nicely oof BG, super colours and a top-notch composition.
Silke (back later with :))

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-08-06 13:53]

Hi Radu

Great shot, superb pose, detail and POV, also really nice colours.
I hope nobody kisses him as he may turn into a Prince and I think he is perfect as he is :)

TFS Hilary

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-08-06 14:00]

Hi Radu

Nice shot, looks like he is posing for the ladies with a smug look on his face.Nicely composed photo with superb DOF and POV.Colours are lovely.TFS


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  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2006-08-06 15:28]

Super macro and composition, well done

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-06 19:50]
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A fantastic close-up of this sociable little guy, Radu.
I love his expression and pose.
Way too cute. with that smile and those fingers crossed. : )
Excellent details and colors.
My only nit: Could not find this place called "My Balcony" on Google Maps!

WTF have to be one of the cutest frogs out of the roughly 4700 species of amphibians. I've seen some really fat dumpy ones that are totally out of their normal physical proportions. You captured it with style. :)

Hi Radu

You show your subject well. Good POV, nicely composed. Sharpness and detail are great. Good saturation of colour. Good work. TFS. :-)

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-07 7:46]

Hi Radu
Sharp and colourful shot.
Well done


Hi Radu,

A great shot of this tree frog!
Great POV, very nice colors and details!
Have you caught herpetobsesion too ? :)

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-07 14:23]

Artística captura Radu con un maravilloso POV y adecuados y suaves colores para disfrutar de una imagen particular.
Bien hecho.
Saludos... Ricardo

Artistic capture Radu with a wonderful POV and appropriate and soft colors to enjoy a particular image.
Well done.
Greetings... Ricardo

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-08 3:50]

Foarte simpatica broscuta, Radu!

Foarte bune detalii, in special la nivelul ochiului, misto culori, excelenta incadrare si compozitie. Imi place mult cum se vad si ventuzele lor de pe degete :)

Bravo si TFS

Dear Radu,
This is a beauty with depth of field well controlled. The natural colours make it a pleasure to view.

Thanks for sharing, I have added your work to my theme " f r o g s "

Greetings from South Africa
Ingrid Shaul

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