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Peruvian Jewel

Peruvian Jewel
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Copyright: The dude who loves frogs (AnimalExplorer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1010 W: 6 N: 334] (1997)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Nikon D300, 105mm F2.8D Micro-Nikkor
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-24 14:52
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Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 42
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Polkadot Tree Frog
Hyla punctatus

This hyla species is common throughout the Amazon, I have found it several times while exploring the lower Amazon. It is quite beautiful with it's polkadot pattern on the dorsal accompanied by a yellow brown line that runs laterally across the sides of it's body. Underpart of body is semi-transparent accented with translucent blue that appears mostly on the limbs.

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Hello Paul

Awesome shot.
Like the Pink Floyd classic.
"Come in here, Dear boy, have a cigar.
You're gonna go far, "
Wonderful rich colour and excellent contrast.
Razor sharp ,image.


I remember this one as one of your classic trademark images.
You're gonna go far, dear boy, as Rob here has so eloquently stated..
Just don't break out that cigar until the fat lady sings :)
It's a beauty!

Far out Paul ! This little dude looks made of rubber. Those translucent pads are so cool. Amazing colour and perfect exposure.
What an awesome capture bro !
Cheers and TFS

Hello Paul,
Impresive "forg protrait" well done! this shot "jump to teh eyes" on TN Gallery!
TFS, Regards, Jesús

Very nice picture.

Hi Paul,
another amazing frog picture, i Do remenber your famous "cigar-frog" :-)
This a high quality picture, rare these days.
Perfect sharpness with tons of details, beautiful colours and lighting.
I put it to my fav's.
Great work.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-07-25 0:58]

E super broscuta ta de azi!
Culori si detalii perfecte!
Imi face mie impresia sau parca afiseaza un zambet usor ironic?

No one can miss this spectacular capture without say at least....... Wow! Bravo Paul! I love it!
George Veltchev

Hi Paul
great close up, simply everything is pin sharp

hello Paul
this one is a super picture as always from you
great details good sharpness and good composition
greeting lou


Very nice, a great attraction.
Point of view, depth of field, lighting, and sharpness settings, very satisfying.
The composition of shapeless full spectacle of vivid colors.
Thanks for sharing.

Best Regards,

Hallo Paul
Absolutely great photography. It is really beautiful and there are just too much to mention that is pleasing to the eye. So I'll just say: Bravo! Bravo! The detail captured is spectacular. This is really great. A well deserved 10/10. Thanks for sharing. My best regards.

the pose captured is quite funny, and how the "fingers" are
a jewel in your gallery, i love this shot
the black background add the final touch

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-07-25 8:22]

Lovely image of cute tree frog, fine color and details. tfs.

Buna Paul,
Superba captura ta. Detalii excelente si culori deosebite. O incadrare si un focus
perfect. Fondul negru creeaza un contrast superb.
Numai bine!

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2010-07-27 0:20]

Hi Paul , wow awesome photo of this cute little frog , great stuff TFS & regards

Hello again.
I remember having a very similar one in my fauvourites a long time ago.
Can any othe being be more cute?
With your compositions this frogs are really encharming.
Thanks, Felipe.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-08-02 20:06]

Hello Paul,
Awesome image!! You can't help but love the look on this little guys face. Outstanding detail and vibrant colors with excellent exposure. Really like the dark clean BG. Well done!!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-06 8:10]

Hello Paul,
I had missed this beauty while I was on holiday. Fantastic photo in splendid clear colours, perfectly contrasting. The use of flash was great. Excellent sharpness and frontal POV. High quality.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-08-06 10:19]

Hola Paul.
First class photo. You are just to far away already Paul.
Beautiful. This is a photo to be in the cover of the best magazine.
TFS My friend

Hi Paul,

another exellent picture from an frog.
Suburp sharpness and details.
The flashlight in his eyes are nothing about to do.
Fine colours.
Well done.


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