|Copyright: Julia Hollis (Runnerduck)
|Date Taken: 2005-04-30|
|Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S5500|
|Exposure: f/3.0, 1/4 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2005-05-02 14:13|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Frogs may be found anywhere in the world (excluding Antarctica), although most frogs are found in the tropics.|
If you're looking for a frog, probably the best time to look is at night with a strong torch - when you shine it on the eyes of a frog you'll see a little red flash (like a fox).
Frogs living in very cold environments may hibernate over winter. Some frogs use strong concentrations of glucose (sugar) as antifreeze (the sugar also gives the organs energy to get going again upon thawing).
Although frogs are excellent swimmers, most eventually drown if they don't have access to land.
Frogs loose water very rapidly in a totally dry atmosphere (normally dying within 3 hours).
A frog may also be hypnotised by shining a light in both its eyes simultaneously, although if the light is taken off one eye, they tend to jump away. (You will notice this when taking flash photographs of frogs - after the first photograph the frog will sit still for the next couple of pictures!
Male and female frogs tend to be the same colour. However, there are often differences in markings/skin that may indicate whether a frog is male or female. Other factors used to determine a frog's sex include the fact that males call (females don't) and the size of a frog. The difficulty in determining a frog's sex is due to frogs generally not having external genitalia.
Most frogs breathe through their skin, mouth and lungs (tadpoles use their skin and gills).
The Puerto Rican white lipped frog (Leptodactylus albilabris) actually calls as well as transmitting vibrations through the ground: it does this by partially burying itself in the ground and when its vocal sac expands in a croak, vibrations are transmitted through the ground.
Similarly, the female Malaysian tree frog (Polypedates leucomystax), which may often be found on floating vegetation, taps its toes on reeds or grass to attract mates (this is unusual in a number of respects as it is the female doing the calling and a ground
dwelling animal is using something other than the earth to transmit signals).
(I deleted my first lot of notes in error so these are more a 'make do' ...)
I could hear this common frog moving around long before I could see her, I eventually found her with her head hiding under a leaf. She then made her way to this hole in a rotted tree (like most in the New Forest!).
Image was cropped, slightly sharpened and contrast adjusted.
Thanks for taking the time to look.
sAner, LordPotty, AndyB, marhowie, TAZ, dew77, liquidsunshine, PDP, Dave has marked this note useful
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- [2005-05-02 14:18]
Good shot and the note is very good too. In Great-Brittain says the frogs:"rebbit-rebbit"?
The hungarian frogs says:"brekk-brekk".:-)
- [2005-05-02 14:53]
In Canada, they say, Ribbit, ribbit. LOL
Would this one be considered the Common wood frog, looks pretty much like ours.
Excelent capture and well done on the composition.
Me mum is from the New forest, now living in Canada, they imigrated in 57.
Excellent capture Julia.Whether you used a flash or not (I suspect you did) this was not an easy shot to carry off.There are so many shiny reflective surfaces.
This looks very good though,and a very interesting note.
I think our NZ frogs are too small to make much noise at all....unless the cat gets one.
- [2005-05-02 17:45]
A nice capture.
Very good composition,colours and detail.
An interesting note too.
Good work,very well done.
- [2005-05-03 3:41]
Belle et intéressante composition bien réalisée pour cette grenouille.
In France the frogs say "croa-croa"...
Well Done !
- [2005-05-03 3:48]
Hello Julia! It's good to see you post again. Your note is very informative and your picture is great. It's a very good close-up. Wonderful details and nice colors. Good DOF and very nice low POV. TFS!
- [2005-05-03 5:31]
Very nice frog shot.Excellent capture and perfect composition.Very well done!TFS...:-)
Hello Julia, You've captured this frog well with a great POV..Very good details and use of flash..Well done!
Nice shot Julia,
As always, good note. Good composition and colours, well captured.
Thanks for posting. I do have a good frog joke.....but not really suitable for TN!!
- [2005-05-03 15:23]
Hi Julia, good frog shot. It's tough work sometimes when they don't sit a place with good light. I think you did very well for 1/4 seconds but I feel it could be sharper but don't be downheartened, it's the best that could be done in the conditions. Good work.