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Rana temporaria

Rana temporaria
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-10
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Sony VCL-M3358 Close, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/20 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Amphibians of Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-16 5:55
Viewed: 4655
Points: 26
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Rana temporaria parvipalmata


Nombre vulgar: Castellano: Rana bermeja - Catalán: Granota roja - Gallego: Ra do monte - Vasco: Baso-igel gorria

Posición taxonómica: Phylum: Chordata > Clase: Amphibia > Orden: Urodela > Familia: Ranidae

Observaciones taxonómicas : En Iberia se reconocen dos subespecies: R. t. temporaria Linnaeus, 1758, distribuida por la región oriental del Pirineo y el País Vasco y T. t. parvipalmata Seoane, 1885, descrita en A Coruña y extendida por toda la región atlántica Catálogo Nacional de Especies Amenazadas.

Categoría de amenaza: De Interés Especial

Área de distribución. Evolución: - Mundial: Su área de distribución abarca todo el Paleártico, desde el Cabo Norte (Noruega) hasta los Urales. Hacia el sur penetra en la península Ibérica, franja norte, desde Galicia hasta el Prepirineo catalán y norte de Italia. Ausente en Grecia.
- España: Se distribuye por toda la Cornisa Cantábrica hasta el Prepirineo catalán (Montseny). Se ha citado en las Comunidades Autónomas de Aragón: (Huesca), Asturias, Cantabria, Cataluña: (Girona, Lleida y Barcelona), Castilla y León (León, Zamora, Burgos), Galicia, Navarra, La Rioja y País Vasco.

Encontré este información AQUI.


Facts: Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Class Amphibia > Order Anura > Family Ranidae > Genus Rana.

Size Adult length: up to 8 cm.

Protected in Britain under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981), with respect to sale only. Listed under Annex III of the Bern Convention.

Description: Undoubtedly Britain's most well-known amphibian, the common frog is often found in garden ponds. They are typically brown or greyish in colour, but some individuals may be yellow or reddish. The flanks are usually yellow, the underside white, and the upper surfaces feature variable blackish markings. The large hind legs feature webbed feet; they power strong jumps and an excellent swimming ability, and are covered with dark bands, which provide camouflage. Males tend, on average, to be slightly smaller than females, and they can be identified by whitish swellings on the inner digits of the front feet, which support dark pads during the breeding season that allow the male to effectively grasp a female.

Found throughout Britain and Ireland. Elsewhere, the common frog occurs in most of Europe, with the exception of Portugal, most of Spain, Italy and Greece.

Found in a wide range of habitats, and breeds in puddles, ditches, ponds and large lakes as well as urban and rural garden ponds. They have even been recorded breeding in running water.

Common frogs hibernate through the winter, either at the bottom of ponds (breathing through their skin) or on land under refuges such as compost heaps. During the rest of the year they hunt on land on damp nights; they feed on snails, slugs, worms and a range of insects.

In spring, males arrive at breeding areas before females, and it is thought that individuals return to their natal ponds by following scents. There is typically heavy competition amongst males for females, involving much croaking and wrestling. Males grab a female and remain clasped to her body for days or weeks before spawning takes place. All of the frogs in a pond tend to spawn roughly within a few days of each other. The female releases 1000 to 2000 eggs, the male then releases sperm. The eggs are coated in jelly, and are popularly known as 'frogspawn'. After 10-14 days, the tadpoles hatch, becoming free-swimming a few days later, and undergoing metamorphosis into adults 10-15 weeks after hatching. Tadpoles are vulnerable to predation by a range of aquatic creatures, including water beetles, newts and fish.

I found this info HERE.

ISO100 - F8 - 1/20 - Minitripod - Manual exposure.

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selam felipe; excellent close up shot of this frog ,good details presented ,nice BG and POV well captured with naturel colours TFS

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-16 6:02]

Hi Felipe,
a great shot of this toad.
Very sharp and detailed.
Well done,

Hi Felipe,
Great looking shot of this toad on the move. Very sharp and clear and well composed, also good notes.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-06-16 6:18]

Hi Felipe

A really great shot of this toad. The pose is very good. I also like the focus and detail.


Hello Felipe and Cristina!
Great shot and very nice (and funny) pose of the frog! Lovely colours, DOF and details. I really like this cute amphibian species :)
Bravo also for the informative note.
TFS and best greetings from Poland!

PS. Yes, I received your pictures with Gomphus. It is really strange because I wrote you about about 2 weeks ago :) By the way, these picture will be added to PES gallery at the beginning on next week. Once again many thanks for sending them!!! :>

great close up, TFS Ori

Not a lot of fungi around at the moment?
This is a great shot of the Common Frog.
It must have been hard to get it to pose for this POV.
They usually turn around and hop the other way.
Great composition and detail.
Nice job.
Cheers Felipe.

(ps ... tried out my new Canon today. Its going to take a while to learn to drive it properly I think ;)

Hi Felipe,
Up to your usual standard, an excellent capture :)
I like most the dynamic low POV, and camera angle here. Very well done.

Hi Felipe,
A beautiful toad. The composition and focus are great. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-16 16:38]

Hello Felipe,
Very nice capture.I liked low level POV,lighting,exposure,expression on face and composition a lot.

Hi Felipe,
Nice shot of this common frog. Sharp image can well composed picture. Colors are vivid. Very well done and tfs.

Once again, an impressive shot from your Sony.
Great sharpness and DOF with superb skin texture details. Great low-down POV.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-01 1:21]

Hello Felipe

A beautiful shot of this Rana temporaria.The details are sharp with excellent focus.Very nicely composed in the frame,with a wonderful angle and POV.The surroundings are natural and the colours are over all are well saturated .This frog is similar to our Rana sylvatica.TFS


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