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Wood Frog

Wood Frog
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Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-08
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P60, NiKKOR 5X OPTICAL ZOOM VR
Exposure: f/4.1, 1/320 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-08 11:03
Viewed: 2916
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, i have taken one photo
of the American Bullfrog in 2008 and
this frog does not look like that one

I did searches and found the Wood Frog
that it looks the closer to this frog,
the photo it is shot in a woody area

If i am in mistake correct me

from Nova Scotia Museum website

« Wood Frogs are brown or tan-coloured.
A dark brown mask on the sides of the
head has earned them the nickname
"robber frog", although the mask
is not obvious in breeding males.
Some females in red sandstone
areas may become red coloured.

Wood Frogs and Spring Peepers are the
first amphibians to emerge in spring.
The males, which usually far outnumber
the females, congregate on the surface
in vegetated areas of ponds.

The call is a hoarse racket like a number
of ducks quacking in a distant pond.
Males are vocal all night long,
if temperatures are above freezing.
At night, you may see pairs of frogs
in amplexus, with the smaller male gripping
the female tightly behind her forearms.

Breeding is over by May in most regions.
Females lay fist-sized jelly masses of
about 1000 eggs. The tadpoles develop
rapidly and transform during July and August.

Except for breeding, Wood Frogs live
in damp deciduous or mixed woods.
They begin feeding after the spawning season.
They eat a variety of insects and other
small invertebrates, especially spiders,
beetles, bugs, moth larvae, slugs and snails. »



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Its a clear beautiful capture with great detail indeed Asbed, even the small mosquito on the back, just behind the frog's head is clearly visible. Perfect balance between brightness and contrast. Not bad indeed for a small camera!
George Veltchev

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-06-08 11:34]

Salut Asbed !
Prince enchanté ??? J´espère bien que oui...Très bonne photo et tu montre un superbe gestion du Flash. Bravo!Merci pour la partager!

Hi Asbed,

Wow what a fabulous image of this Frog, beautifully placed in the frame, great sharpness with impressive detail, see its the guy behind the camera and not the camera, Hoo-Haa!, great job well done,
Best Regards my friend and have a nice evening,


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-06-08 12:05]

Hello Asbed,
The necessary use of flash has resulted in fine sharpness and natural colours, though with perhaps a little too much reflection in places.
The POV and composition are great and contribute to a fine portait of this species of frog.
Another fine performance with your Coolpix.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-06-08 12:38]

Hello Asbed,
A very fine capture of this 'wet' frog nicely camouflaged in the water. Excellent sharpness, light and colours and I like your POV.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Asbed,
What a camouflage! wonderful shot with perfect focusing, excellent natural colours, good used of filling flash, really nice work!
Thanks for shearing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

Very good shot Asbed. You've shown the camoflage very well that the frog has with the bottom of the puddle. It's framed well and the lighting is very good. Frogs are getting rarer these day. TFS Trevor

Hi Asbed,
Very nice wood frog my friend. You captured it well and out in the open. I haven't shot to many frogs myself. It's the whole lying on my stomach in a swamp being hounded by hords of mosquitos doesn't really do it for me. Hat's off to you and well done. I am off to the Rocky mountains on Friday morning for two weeks of hiking, pictures, camping and trout fishing. If my phone works on the top of the mountain I will be sure to say hello.
Have a great day.

Hi Asbed,

very good clear picture from this frog and nicely diagon composed.
Exellemt details and sharpness.
Fine colors.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-09 4:12]

Salut Asbed,perfection absolue des details et couleurs et des magnifiques etoiles de lumieres tres brillantes pour caracterise' la composition,tres belle choix de la prise de vue,mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Hi Asbed,
very good point of view. Excellent natural colours. Very interesting frog capture from perfect point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-09 10:37]

Hello Asbed,
Excellent photo in beautiful natural colours and very good sharpness. A pity of the white spots. Good composition.

Hallo Asbed,
a beautiful capture of this frog, very good sharpness and fine details, good flash exposure in a very nice composition
Best regards

GREAT photo Asbed! The composition, the lighting, the colours and the sharpness are excellent.

Buenos brillos y colores para este batracio.
Destacaría el excelente encuadre conseguido. Nitidez general.
Saludos Asbed: J. Ignasi.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-06-13 2:21]

Hi Asbed,
wow...such a gorgeous frog. Its shiny skin is lovely in the water so clear. How the sharpness is well rendered to give the view of its surroundings too.
nicely composed view.


Bonjour Asbed,

La grenouille est bien placée dans le cadrage. la prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de la grenouille des bois. La lumière du flash et la lumière environnante font ressortir les couleurs. Bonne journée.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-06-22 20:35]

Hello Asbed,
I really like the fact that this shot was taken in it's natural habitat. This is difinitely how I see most of my frogs, partially submerged in water up to their eyes. Beautiful color and nice sharp focus.
I like the rich chocolate coloring of Wood Frogs, although I don't see them very often. We have a lot of streams and ponds around here so the larger Bullfrog is quite common. Well done!

Beautiful amphibian in this capture. Lovely moist details and sharp capture in the frame. Have a great holiday season my friend Asbed and thanks for sharing.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-02-01 10:55]

Hi Asbed!
What a fantastic picture of frog in its natural environment! Very well composed.
Amazing details and splendid lighting, which makes nice reflections on the frog. Beautiful colours.
Very well done: congratulations and TFS.
Ciao! Vanda

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