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Copyright: Stephan Duchesne (iglootrek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 92 W: 10 N: 460] (1623)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-05
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, CMOS ISO 200
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-08-08 16:38
Viewed: 4265
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mexican dumpy frog (Pachymedusa dacnicolor)

Thanks to Paul (Toucadoo) for helping with id.

This exhibit seems to go around the big museums in USA and has been around since june 2003 and will go beyond 2010.

Current Venue Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
June through December, 2006

Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX
January 19 through May 6, 2007

American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
June through August, 2007

Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Altlanta, GA
October through December, 2007

National Geographic Museum at Explorers Hall, Washington, D.C.
February through April, 2008

Museum of Discovery & Science, Fort Lauderdale, FL
June through August, 2008

Available October through December, 2008
COSI Columbus, Columbus, OH
February through April, 2009

American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
June through December, 2009

Available February, 2010 and beyond


Premiers National Aquarium in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
October, 2005 through October, 2010

Available February, 2011 and beyond

Info about the traveling exhibit: Frogs! A chorus of colors

This picture has been taken at the Science & Industry Museum. It was taken through a window, so I am happy about the result. There is an exhibit about frogs called "Frogs! A chorus of colors" where you can see up to 150 different sort of frogs.

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  • alexbf (61)
  • [2006-08-08 16:43]

Un seul mot : Écoeurant!

Bravo Steph!

Hi Stephan,
Very cool shot..almost wish that third frog at the top was in. I think three in a row would be hard to top :)Great diagonal presentation and POV. Very good color, light,...and slimy details ;)
Very well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-09 2:44]

What funny looking frogs, Stephan.
Interesting texture and color on their skin.
A fantastic capture of them all lined up like that on the branch.
Excellent focus and exposure and composition.
TFS. : )

Salut Stephan,
En effet, très original et bien contrasté! Belle composition et très bon titre! J'aime bien l'effet de la lumière sur leur peau de Batraciens. Claudine

Hi Stephan,
Very cool shot! I really like the composition and framing of this shot. They almost look surreal, like they are made of shiny plastic! You have captured and presented them well.

Hi Stephan, these are Mexican Dumpy frogs (Pachymedusa dacnicolor). Nice shot of this gregarious grouping of nocturnal croaking crooners. They are also sometimes refered to as Mexican giant leaf frogs. :)

Also there is a Whites Tree Frog(Litoria caerulea) that is very similiar to these guys where you can almost get them mixed up on identification, like I just did.

I'm sorry Stephan, I got them backwards. I love frogs and have been studying them for some time now, and I got the naming backwards. Sometimes there are attributes that help distinguish differences between similiar frogs such as their pupils. Sometimes they are horizontal like in White's treefrogs and in others they appear vertical Like the dumpy tree frog. And sometimes it's hard to tell with their eyes closed. :)

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-08-09 17:06]

Hi Stephan,

This is a very nice picture and also very funny. :) I really like the way the frogs positioned themselves. It's as if they're waiting for the bus or something. :) Focus and details are razorsharp and the colors are very natural. Very good exposure too. Well done & TFS!


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