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Javan Gliding Frog

Javan Gliding Frog
Photo Information
Copyright: Frank Yuwono (biawak) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 7] (428)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2001
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Nikon F80D, Nikkor AF Micro 105 mm f/2.8, Fuji Superia 200
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles and Amphibians of Indonesia, Frogs and Toads, RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-16 22:50
Viewed: 15530
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Rhacophorus reinwardtii, The Javan Gliding Frog on a banana leaf. My first upload to TrekNature! This is a print scan from my pre-digital days. The scanner used was an old UMAX that gave me lots of problems. I was also not very proficient with Photoshop then! Velvia atn was used in Photoshop 7. The flash used was an old SB-16 and it was used direct with no diffuser/bounce.

This is a rather common species in the rural areas of Java during the rainy season. I've seen them on papaya, cassava, banana trees etc.
They lay eggs in a frothy foam nest, usually hanging on a shrub over water. They prefer still water over streams, that is why they love fish ponds and rice paddies.
Males are usually smaller (4-5 cm SVL) than females (8-9 cm SVL).
The colours are quite variable from individual to individual. This particular specimen is especially nice. I wish I have a photo of him gliding!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-05-16 23:12]

What a colorful little fellow. The details and exposure is really good on the body of the frog. He sure has some interesting webbed feet. Great shot. Thanks for sharing, and a warm welcome to TN. : )

Shot looks great, even with te technical problems. I'm still in the predigital era (working on film, not enough money for a good digital camera) and I know the difficulties encountered working with old scaners.Noise, unbalance, loss of sharpness, etc.,etc...
still, you can come up with some good work, like you did with this one.

Regards, Petru

You did good with what equipment you were working with. This frog is so colorful and cute. The pattern on the leaf in the background is very nice with the frog on it. Well done.

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-05-17 1:09]

This first one is superb even scanned. The subject is very coloured. Welcome to our TN. Continue like this.

Nice first post, Frank.
The scanning worked well.
Good details, nice colours and well composed.
Well done.

Welcome to TN.

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  • Okan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 57 N: 68] (518)
  • [2005-05-17 3:01]

Welcome Frank, a good beginning, good first post.Waiting for your digital ones. the only thing on this photo is the flash effect on the feet. The colours are fine.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-17 3:33]

Belle et intéressante composition photographique pour cette superbe grenouille aux jolies couleurs vives.
Well Done !!! And welcome to TN.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-05-17 4:25]

Great colors and composition. Sure some losts happen while transferring to digital but a very nice first post.
Welcome to TN. Frank.
Thanks for sharing.

Very nice.

What a beautiful little frog. I've seen this species in documentaries gliding, very impressive. Quite a good shot and well presented here despite your technical difficulties. Well done.

Great opening shot Frank!
This fellow is really beutiful and the photo is very good.
Well done and welcome to TN :-)

Excellent first post Frank,
Great composition, good detail and colours. Good job on the exposure.
Thanks for posting and welcome to TN.

Incroyable beauté. Magnifique cliché. Encore.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-05-17 18:20]

Welcome to TN.
Beautiful frog with stunning vivid colours. Bit burnt by the flash and a bit centred but great first post.

Hi Frank,
Really tuned this guy...;-)


I love the colors of the frog. I wish they are found in Singapore too.


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