|Copyright: Vignesh Ganesan (mickey)
|Date Taken: 2009-01-19|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-03-01 7:03|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
I shot this during my visit to kerala. This frog from the color is a rare one. It is also considered to be auspicious to have a frog inside the house. People dont send them back. They go on their own. My exams will be over on 15th march and then after that I will be regular till school reopens.
The frog is an amphibian in the order Anura (meaning "tail-less", from Greek an-, without + oura, tail), formerly referred to as Salientia (Latin saltare, to jump). The name frog derives from Old English frogga, (compare Old Norse frauki, German Frosch, older Dutch spelling kikvorsch), cognate with Sanskrit plava (frog), probably deriving from Proto-Indo-European praw.
Most frogs are characterized by long hind legs, a short body, webbed digits (fingers or toes), protruding eyes and the absence of a tail. Most frogs have a semi-aquatic lifestyle, but move easily on land by jumping or climbing. They typically lay their eggs in puddles, ponds or lakes, and their larvae, called tadpoles, have gills and develop in water. Adult frogs follow a carnivorous diet, mostly of arthropods, annelids and gastropods. Frogs are most noticeable by their call, which can be widely heard during the night or day, mainly in their mating season.
The distribution of frogs ranges from tropic to subarctic regions, but most species are found in tropical rainforests. Consisting of more than 5,000 species described, they are among the most diverse groups of vertebrates. However, populations of certain frog species are significantly declining.
Exposure Time: 5/300 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 64
Focal Length: 13.4 mm
Date Taken: 2009-01-19 22:34
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode, red-eye reduction mode
File Size: 278 kb
Any comments most welcome.
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