NOT A COMMON BUT... ENDEMIC!
- lucasgalodoido (114)
- [2008-09-07 7:26]
fantástica essa camuflagem do sapo, se ficar paradão aí vai acabar sendo pisado, hehe. Gostei da captura, a qualidade ficou ótima.
Parabéns e Abraço
- robindb (1420)
- [2008-09-07 7:34]
Congratulations on photographing a "new" specimen. Even seeing him is good because of his excellent camoflage. You have shown it well with good composition and DoF.
Gratulacje! To ci sie dopiero trafila gratka. Podoba mi sie na TN to, ze zawsze znajdzie sie jakis specjalista od waskiej grupy zwierzakow, pomagajacy w identyfikacji. Notka jest bardzo interesujace i dokladna. Zaba wyglada bardzo sympatycznie, ale szczerze mowiac, ma dosc glupia mine :-)
- zulfu (43)
- [2008-09-07 7:54]
Hello Radomir, wonderful capture of this endemice species to Balkan peninsula. It has a realy comouflage coolour-patern. TFS.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-09-07 8:00]
How exciting to find a new species for you!! You certainly need to be an expert to determine some species and this one looks common in it camouflage but is obviously not!
A very fine sharp capture, it mingles so nicely with the sand. Beautiful colours too and well composed.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
finally a very good picture of Rana epeirotica! Thanks for your effort. I was "hunting " for this species years ago while bicycling at Mikri Prespa and in Butrint but unable to come up with anything, as you did now. And systematics of frogs is a highly confusing subject for me and many others. So it's good to have your and Bayram's opinion on such matters. Very appropriate dedication indeed!
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-09-07 8:13]
Wow, Radomir, what a find and what a picture!
Congratulations on taking such a fine image of this rare, relatively new to science, Balkan Frog!
Your illustration is technically excellent and the POV and use of flash have helped to show the experts what exactly they are looking at.
Well done my friend and thanks for sharing this excellent contribution,
Regards from a rainy Scania,
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2008-09-07 8:46]
Congratulations on finding this uncommon and recently discovered epidemic ... oops, I mean endemic.
What a discovery, and what a perfect capture.
Very good notes too.
Great post my friend.
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-09-07 15:34]
The lighting and the sharpness is totally amazing and it's great!
lots of details to go through the body!
a great notes comes with a good presentation
Ahahaha:> Radek when I saw the thumnail in first sight, I thought that I know this image:> Yes! Realy perfect capture of this endemic frog to Balkans which has a camouflaged pattern! Congrats because you show us a rare and significant image this time. Also thanks for your this pleasant dedication to me my friend! Now I can go to space with my forelegs:>. Of course it is going on my favs.
Greetings from hooot Izmir,
- jrobertop (544)
- [2008-09-07 16:30]
The picture is... simply perfect!
Excellent camouflage of this frog with magnificent coloration.
Very good details and sharpness.
Great framing and luminosity.
Thanks for sharing!
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-09-07 22:56]
Wonderful shot of this frog, perfectly camouflaged with the natural surrounding. Immaculate sharpness and details and I like that expressive eye very much. Excellent DOF and the low POV works well here in portraying it. Thanks for sharing this fine image.
- anel (40574)
- [2008-09-08 0:40]
Very subtle picture! It doesn't appear on the thumbnail. And it is a rare and endemic species too. Amazing this very fine green colour on the head vanishing on the back. That's great art! For us also very interesting to discover a new species. Thanks so much.
have a nice day
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2008-09-08 2:11]
Ladna zabka i do tego ciekawa i nietypowa. Mine ma faktycznie nieciekawa ale fotka swietna ostra i naturalna
- oanaotilia (3416)
- [2008-09-08 3:03]
In Romania, they coll "Rana complex" in which include 3 species of frogs.I don't remember wich are those species.
It is very nice that you had the opportunity to meet an endemic species from Balkan penninsula.And, it is well camouflated, but the pinkish lines revealed the frog.
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-09-08 3:56]
Hi Rado,it seem a great example of camouflage! The quality of your pic no need comment,it's simply perfect under all corners of view..and a note very interestings and completes from a great expert as you....just my best compliments and thanks a lot for share your work and for help us sometimes..ehehe...have a nice week,Luciano
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-09-08 5:12]
A nice capture of this beautiful frog. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing this beauty.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-09-08 7:05]
congratulations on photographing such a new and rare species :-))
Thanks very much for sharing it with us too.
This is a superb image.
The amount of detail is amazing!
Very good work my friend!
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-09-08 9:00]
Hello Radomir, Wonderful shot and superb image quality. Great colors and nice view. Wonderful shot. Ganesh
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2008-09-08 21:01]
Hi Radomir,This specie never ben seen before.
Very sharp pictures and with lots of details and clarity nd natural colours.
Congratulations with this rare art.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-09-08 22:32]
Ciao friend Radomir, great capture of rare frog, superb camouflege, wonderful details and splendid sharpness, very well done, bravo, ciao Silvio
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2008-09-09 0:56]
Enhorabuena por conseguir esta magnífica foto de esta curiosa especie que nos muestras con todo lujo de detalles, buena definición, excelente luz, interesante, amena y completa nota, gracias por compartirla, saludos
- rousettus (19818)
- [2008-09-09 5:00]
I think one of the best photographes of this endemic species, not only for TN, but also for general sources. Congratulations indeed. You captured it with a great focus, POV and composition. It looks like a bit Bufo viridis, (of course it is a Rana, I mean only a bit).
thanks for sharing, thanks for identification of those in my e-mail. have a nice week, my friend
- lovenature (6391)
- [2008-09-09 7:31]
He's a real beauty and is such a nice contribution to TN. Well captured even though he's well camouflaged. A wonderful portrait. Well done!
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-09-09 7:37]
Excellent picture of this frog. Excellent POV, DOF and sharpness. Excellent exposure and natural colours. I would like to be able to take picture of frogs but they are too fast for me :-) .
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-09-14 16:54]
I do not know a lot about frogs but I was quite sure it wasn't a common marsh frog, mainly due to its colors.
Well that's all for me :-)
Congrats for spotting this new species.
To use a rap term: it even has some 'bling'...