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Common Frog - for Bayram & students

Common Frog - for Bayram & students
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Copyright: marie christine guegan (mariki) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-17
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Samsung digimax D103
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/180 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications to Bayram [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-18 1:01
Viewed: 3951
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
I would like to dedicate my first picture of a frog on TN to the very kind people and experts in herpetology, Bayram, Bahadir, Deniz and Mehmet.

Rana temporaria

Dutch name: Bruine kikker
French name: Grenouille rousse

The Common Frog is found throughtout much of Europe as far as north as the Arctic Circle and as far as east as the Urals, except for most of Iberia, southern Italy, and the southern Balkans. The furthest west it can be found is Ireland, where it is an introduced species.

Adult Common Frogs have a body length of between 6 and 9cm and their backs and flanks vary in colour, with olive green grey-brown, brown, olive-brown, grey, yellowish or rufous possible. However, Common Frogs are known to be able to lighten and darken their skin in order to match their surroundings.

Common Frogs'flanks, limbs and backs are covered with irregular dark blotches and they usually sport a chevron-shaped spot on the back of their neck. Unlike other amphibians, Common Frogs generally lack a middorsal band, and when they have one, it is comparatively faint. The frogs'underbellies are white or yelow (occasionally more orange in females) and can be speckled with brown or orange.

Common Frogs have relatively short hind legs and possess webbed feet. Their eyes ar brown with transparent horizontal pupils, and they have transparent inner eyelids to protect their eyes while underwater, as well as a 'mask' which covers their eyes and eardrums.

Males are distinguishable from females due to hard swellings (called nuptial pads) on their first finger. These are used for gripping females during mating. Also during the mating season, males'throats often turn bluish. Males possess paired vocal sacs, which the females lack. A final differentiation can be the colour during the mating season, males are generally light and greyish in colour, whereas the female is browner, or even red.

(source wikipedia)

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Hi Marie:) Today a double surprise:D We are neighbour and you dedicate to this beautiful capture to us.D. Thank you very much my friend. What an honour and privilege to receive this wonderful dedication together with my students. It is also significant for me because it is coming from an esteemed and well appreciated photographer such as yourself.
On your shot is 1st class quality as usual. The way which you photographed this cute frog also wonderful. Great details on its skin, nice soft exposure and wonderful DOF as well.
Thanks once more my friend! I wish you all the best!
Have a great day!


Thank you for sharing with us this excellent macro-capture of a colour variant of the common frog Marie, such a fine example of a "soft focus" close up. My colleagues and herpetological friends in Izmir will love this kind dedication.

Hello Mariki great capture of this beautiful frog and worthy dedication. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Marie,
Excellent closeup on this frog in good sharpness, natural colour and details
many thanks for the sharing

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-09-18 2:54]

Hi Marie, a real surprise for us:) Thanks a lot for this beautiful tribute! Great shot! Many thanks for sharing this beauty and also pleasant dedication to us! All the best!
Kind regards,

Hi Marie Christine,

An amazing capture of a common frog. colours and focus is perfect. Also well fit dedication.
Thank you for sharing


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-18 3:46]

Great capture Marie,
Very good close up detail. Excellent colour, sharpness, DOF and POV.
Wonderful shot, thanks for posting.
Regards Siggi

hello marie,
very deserving dedication to our dear friend bayram, you have captured this amphibiann well here, i liked the tight composition and the point of view, the details of the skin looks great,
tfs & regards

Hi Marie,
Çok güzel bir çalışma ve hediye.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-09-18 9:01]

Hola MArie,
preciosa captura,
pov y buen foco...
boenito regalo para Bayram,
exquisto trabajo,

hello Marie,

good dedication to these TN members.
Good of sharpness and great details, nice pov.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-18 9:31]

Hi Marie. We have a frog which lives in the garden but i have never taken its picture , I must try some tine. You have a good close up with fine detail and natural colours. well done TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-18 10:35]

Hi Marie,

A wonderful dedication to our quartet of friends! I've tried a few times to capture a frog but they were too quick for me. A wonderful macro and an unusual pose. Nice earthtone colors and good details. I love the eye!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-18 10:47]

Hello Marie Christine,
Very beautiful macro of this frog. Wonderful natural colours and great sharp details. Very good pose, DOF and POV.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-09-18 11:09]

Hello Marie,

You have made a nice close-up ofthis frog. I like the way you have focused on the eye of the frog getting good sharp details over the head and most of the body. You have cought in your image a nice expresion of the animal. To me it looks being curious about something heppening out of the image.

Thank you for sharing,

Bellos colores y una ángulo poco usual que crean una toma dinámica y curiosa.
Un abrazo y gracias por tus amables comentarios Marie: J. Ignasi

Hi Marie!
Very nice pose of this frog. It is really good capture and I am very happy that you decided to show it. Very nice beginning of herpetology pictures as for me :) I am waiting for next frogs and toads :>
All the best from Lodz,

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-09-18 13:25]

hello marie
well close-up capture and nice gift to friends
good DOF with successful using of flash

Hi Mariki:) Thanks a lot for this pleasant dedication. Realy great for us. Also superb shot in all aspects. TFS and regards,

Hello Mariki, thanks for your kind dedication. I indebted to you for this. beautiful image of this lovely frog with excellent details and point of view. Kind regards,

Hi Marie Christine..
Excellent and brilliant picture of this cute frog..Lights, colors and detail on the skin are perfect. Also nice dedication to Bayram and his students..I am sure they will like it too..
Kind regards and Best Wishes.

Hello Marie Christine

A wonderful capture of this common frog.It is very similar to our Wood frog here.
The skin texture shows well with lovely natural colouration.
Very good focus and detail.
Excellent eye contact.
Well done.



The POV that you have in the pic is good. Detail and sharpness of the subject are good and display the subject very clearly. Your Composition is good, being able to capture all of the subject.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-19 0:44]

Bonjour Marie-Christine,
Cette grenouille rousse est bien photogénique! L'attitude est parfaitement drôle, une grenouille assise comme sur un banc d'école! Les couleurs sont très naturelles et belles, la netteté très bonne.
Bien vu
Bonne journée

Hi Marie,
A lovely dedication to the herpetology experts. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-19 5:34]

Hello Mariki,
A superb capture of a Common Frog in an upright stance. Excellent sharpness and fine use of flash in a pleasing vertical composition.
A fine tribute to Bayram and his students who very much appreciate on this site.
TFS this fine image,

Hi Mariki, fantastic portrait with wonderful sharpness, perfect focus and great details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-19 6:37]

Hello Mariki,
Excellent capture of this little Frog in a lovely pose. I like the way it is holding on to its perch and the green leaves add a refreshing contrast. Great details and fine colours too. Well done!
A fine dedication too!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

Hi Mariki,

Excellent frog portrait, nice point-of-view.


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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-09-19 13:25]

Hola Marie, buena fotografia, nitida y excelente detalle.
Agradables tonos de color. Un saludo

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-09-20 13:33]

Bonjour Marie, excellente photo de cette grenouille dans son milieu naturel, bien vu et très bien fait, bravo!


Hi Marie,
A magnific image, with good close-up and frog pose and focus. Well done1

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-09-22 19:50]

Hello Marie,
Incredibly detailed image with great color and point of view. Splendid work as usual Marie.

Hi Marie. Sharp focus on the frog in close frame. The details and sharpness is well kept and I like the small leaves adding interest to this shot. Well done and best regards. Jusni

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