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Green beauty
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Copyright: Iulian Gherghel (IulianGherghel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 2 N: 372] (1413)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-02
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Konica Minolta Dimage Z10
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-12-04 14:23
Viewed: 3411
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hyla arborea - common tree frog
Size: both sexes have about 5 cm in length.

Habitat: lives wherever it finds water and trees, bushes or thatch, climbing up to 1000 m altitude.

Behaviour: it is the only tree frog in Europe. Due to its homocromy does not try to escape when discovered. Forages in late evening and during the night, but sometimes also hunts insects by day when sunbathing on tree foliage. Calls loudly during night in the mating season.

Food habits: eats many invertebrates, mainly flying species. The stomach contents examined revealed coleopterans, dipterans, arachnids and mites.

Reproduction: eggs are laid in the deeper waters of clear puddles with aquatic vegetation. This is the only period in active life when they leave the trees and shrubs. Tadpoles are olive in color and swim actively in all directions like fish, and unlike other frog larvae, which mainly stay on the bottom of the water. Their length span is 34-44 mm and the metamorphosis lasts about 90 days.

Enemies: raptors and snakes. It is somewhat protected by its homocromy, being very hard to spot by predators.

Conservation: the species is vulnerable, and it's STRICTLY PROTECTED; it is sensitive to pollution and drought. Necessitates local protection measures.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-04 14:39]

Hola amigo,
excelente disparo,
magnífico pov...
buenos detalles y color.

Hello my Romanian Friend!!
This is a great close-up and very detailed picture of tree frog! I like a lot its pose and composition of photo! Iulian, you done a great work! :)
My best greetings from Poland,

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  • manu (8)
  • [2007-12-04 15:17]

good work !

Hi Iulian,
The pose of the frog is so good!
I like very much your POV and the moment caught.
It's very good the way the frog seems to be looking and posing to you.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Bellos colores y original PoV.
Buena nota.
Saludos, JL.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-05 0:31]

Hi Iulian,
Just acknowledging this wonderful shot from you. Sorry, absolutely tied up with an urgent assignment hence forced to do a short-work.

Hello Iulian,
Splendid shot! Nice look!
Excellent colors and texture.
Very interesting POV.
Very well detailed.
Thanks for sharing.
Best regards,
José Roberto

excellent portrait
great pose :))

Salut Iulian,
Superba captura,compozitie si detalii de nota 10.Focus excelent pe ochii brotacului.

Felicitari !


Hi Iulian,
Really great close-up of this common tree frog, excellent dof, well placed within the frame, good composition, well done Cheers Rick :)

Dear Iulian, Very nice view and composition and I ike the pose and the look ! Nicely done. Nice background bit of sky and bit of green ncie elevation and subject stands out. Very well done. TFS. with best regards.vab.

Hola Iulian, ya llevaba unas semanas sin ver tu galería. Suelo publicar bastante pero visito poco.

Tu toma es especial por su buena profundidad, excelente enfoque y colores tan bien captados.
Enhorabuena: J. Ignasi

Nice shot! looking very cute

Hallo Iulian
I could not but love this photo at first sight. This frog looks so happy and does not seem to have any cares in the world. I am sure he is waiting for the princess to kiss him in order to turn into a prince. A wonderful photo with clear details. I just love the big eyes, but maybe he is clinging on for dear life as he is not sure what to expect in the human world. Ha-ha for my imagination running away but I can really see a fairy tale in this photo. Good composition and detail. I enjoyed looking at it. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • Emiii Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 30] (103)
  • [2008-01-14 3:08]

I love this foto

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-04-11 6:47]

Hello Iulian,
thanks for going into my TN and response to my pattern fern.
Your shot of the frog is wonderful. Nice stance and clear focus. Educational and scientific details of the frog.
All the best.


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