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Zaba Wodna (elophylax kl. esculentus)

Zaba Wodna (elophylax kl. esculentus)
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Copyright: Damian Stepien (Kasek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 13 N: 50] (284)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-07
Categories: Amphibians
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Frogs and Toads [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-06-07 3:55
Viewed: 2650
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photo shot in my garden, natural light, sharpness adjusted manually, used Panasonic DMC FZ30.

According to wikipedia:
The Edible Frog (Pelophylax kl. esculentus)is a name for a common European frog, also known as the common water frog or green frog (however, this latter term is also used for the North American species Lithobates clamitans). It is used for food, particularly in France for the delicacy frog legs. Females are between 5 to 9 cm long, males between 6 to 11 cm.

Pelophylax esculentus is the fertile hybrid of the Pool Frog (Pelophylax lessonae) and the Marsh Frog (Pelophylax ridibundus), hence the addition of the "kl." (for klepton or synklepton) in the species name. During the ice ages[clarification needed] the population of the common ancestor of both species was split into two. These populations diverged, but remained genetically close enough to be able to create fertile hybrids. However, when edible frogs mate with each other, their offspring are often misformed, so there are no pure populations of edible frogs. The hybrid populations are propagated by female edible frogs mating with males of one of the parental species.

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Very nice Pelophylax specimen.
Good job.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-07 4:48]

Hi Damian,magnificent choice of point of view for a great result.Very impressive details,natural colors and brilliant light reflections on the body,total sharpness and focus,i like it!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

an interesting frog species with wonderful colors to camouflage. good sharpness and clarity.

lovely capture of this water frog Damian! Beautiful natural colors and good clarity!
George Veltchev

Hi Damian ,Great close up of this European Frog,A fine study indeed.

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