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Pelophylax ridibundus - Marsh Frog

Pelophylax ridibundus - Marsh Frog
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-28
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-03 3:00
Viewed: 4815
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my friends
For the last week, I have been away from TN and you; since my duties. In last Sunday, when I drive to Ankara for Healty Ministry meeting; I changed my route to Kulu and its Kozanlı Town with Şafak Bulut (safakbulut) and Mustafa Sözen (spalaxtr). We captured many great shots of more than sixty bird species. When we some raptors and ducks in car; I saw this frog and captured it when it calling. I will share some bird photographes later. But now I present this one.
It was taken by Canon 600 mm f/4 from car window.

The species is Pelophylax ridibundus - Su Kurbağası, Bataklık Kurbağası, Göğden [TR], [Eurasian] Marsh Frog [EN] (ANURA: RANIDAE), which was known formerly as Rana ridibunda. Recently this species complex was divided to several species. But its taxonomical status is unclear in Turkiye. Anatolian forms, P. caralitanus and P. bedriagae were seperated from P. ridibundus and raised to species level.
Some more information about the species can be read on IUCN - RedList.

Many thanks for your visiting. best regards.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-04-03 3:07]

Hi Ahmet
Wonderful and interesting frog today!
Great idea to change your route to Kulu!
Sharpness of the details are fantastic.
I like the reflexion in the water!

Hello Ahmed,
Nice documentary shot. Well done! Good depth of field, soft colours and correct composition.Shot of Action!
George Veltchev

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-04-03 3:33]

Hello Ahmet,
Fantastic photo of this frog take from a perfect low POV. Great clarity and beautiful bright colours. Excellent sharpness, DOF and composition. Wonderful timing.
I'm very curious about your bird shots.

Hi Ahmet,
a wonderfull moment with this frog blowing his bubbles and the beautiful golden sprinkles in its eyes.
Great sharpness and good POV.

Selamlar sayın hocam,
harika bir zamanlama.
Elinize sağlık

Hello Ahmet
What a interesting frog with this two bubble on the head!
Great hot!

Hello Ahmed
Extraordinary shot, beautiful colors, sharpness and contrast of a great teacher
Happy Easter
Hello Vanni

Merhaba Ahmet.
Great capture of this frog,"singing".
I like it very much.
Friendly regards.Alin.

Hello Ahmed,
Superb capture of this frog calling

Merhaba Ahmet hocam,

Mükemmel bir zamanlama ve çok harika bir çekim.
Ses çıkarırken şişen yanakları çok ilginç bir görüntü oluşturmuş.
Detaylar, çekim tekniği ve bakış açısı çok başarılı.
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

Selam ve saygılarımla,

Hello Ahmet,
great portrait, beautiful colors and light, sharp details.
TFS, regards,

Merhaba Ahmet, great portrait of fantastic frog, splendid reflections, excellent sharpness, wonderful natural colors and good details, very well done, Happy Easter my friend, ciao Silvio

Yes Ahmet this is wath i like of the frogs
the sound of the frog is so nice
you have a great sharpness picture and good detail with beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

Merhaba Ahmet,
Not an easy capture! Very funny to see it and the colours are fantastic. Selamlar,

fantastic capture on the wire of water,Ahmet
i like the posture of pelophylax rindibundus captured from your car
thanks for continuos contribution to this site
Happy Easter to you and your family sERGIO

Merhaba Hocam

Özel ve mükemmel bir kare olmuş. Ellerinize ve emeğinize sağlık. Söylenecek pek bir şey olmuyo insanın, bu kadar güzel çekilmiş kareler karşınında. Tüm detaylar bir harika.TFS.


Hello Ahmet,
Excellent scene taken with natural colors, good sharp details, and nice reflexion.

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2010-04-03 20:47]
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Merhaba Ahmet,

Wow so big that lateral vocal sac. This sure produce loud resonant sound.
Great detail and documentation.
TFS and best regards,


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-04 1:22]

Salam Akhi Prof. Ahmet,
wow..such a bubbling view in great capture. The clarity and sharpness is stunning. How I missed this frog. We are having a dry season now. By a month it will rain good. Hopefully I will be able to see a few of them calling for more rain.
The colours shown here is very pleasant and the reflection makes it more lovelier.
Nice presentation.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-04-04 6:21]

Hi Ahmet
What a fantastic close up .Great sharpness and amasing detail.Colors are beautiful.I also like the reflextion of the frog face in the water
TFS Michel

Hi Ahmet,

Wellcome back, and as usual with a beautiful shot, a superb moment cu have catured here, the colors and details are aslo very good.It seems your Canon 600 mm did a great job.Thanks for sharing.

have a nice evening,

Hello Ahmet
brilliant shot captured at the right moment, nice look , beautiful light and colors
very sharp details
i like also the environment and the reflection in the water
Have a good night

Merhaba Ahmet bey,
Welcome back MF! It's always pleasure to hear from You and to see Your wonderful photos. This pic isn't an exception: a fabulous, super-sharp shot with many details, great reflection, eye contact and colors. Probably You should have composed the frog a bit more into the center, because You for example weren't able to crop that "something" (a water plant or another frog) from right - otherwise an image to be proud of. Congrats and tfs.
Have a great day, friendly regards, László

Merhaba Ahmet,
a fantastic capture of Pelophylax ridibundus from an excellent POV with great timing showing perfectly the peculiarities of this frog, superb sharfpness and splendid natural colour, a very pleasant composition with very beautiful reflections.
Best regards

çok güzel olmuş hocam

Merhaba Ahmet hocam,
Gözle bile izlenemiyecek bir anı çok güzel yakalmışsınız,
Tebrik ve saygılarımla,

Sayın Hocam,
600 mm ile bir macro kalmıştı çekmediğiniz, onu da çektiniz tamamdır yani...
Ellerinize sağlık harika.

great capture, TFS Ori

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