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Is it rana arvalis?

Is it rana arvalis?
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Copyright: Catalin Josan (methos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 51 N: 281] (1189)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-16
Categories: Amphibians
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-17 16:02
Viewed: 3878
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am not good with frogs. I believe this to be rana arvalis but as I saw on the net the males should be blue...and as indulgent as I am there was no blue frog.
I found them in a sunny pool by the river. I did not notice any sack to tell you wether there were two or one. The eggs were deposited in balls, not in strings.
I will go back and take more photos.
I just posted this one so you can see the amount of eggs frogs lay to ensure the species survival. All the black dots around the frogs are eggs. Lots of them will die even before hatching. Many more will die after hatching falling prey to birds, other frogs, fish and many more predators. Frogs ensure the survival of the species through quantity.

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Nice image, Catalin.
A lot of sharp frogs displayed plus an excellent depth.

Wow why are there so many of them ? I'm not on a good monitor right now but the shot looks slightly overexposed. I found if you take picture of any creature with white on it - you have to step down 2 og 3 notches to get it right.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-26 22:20]

Hello Catalin

I am amazed at the amount of frogs and eggs.Excellent capture.I am also amazed at how early in the year these guys are mating and laying eggs.Considering we have a lot of snow here still and frogs don't even wake up until April.Well done TFS


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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-03-04 4:11]

Hello Catalin,
Very interesting capture with a good read. The eggs have created a unique texture on the water, and the quantity of them is amazing. Photo itself is very good and exposure looks fine to me. Would crop the fuzzy extensions at the bottom.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-03-10 3:03]
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Hi catalin,
I missed this one which is a great and most interesting shot. All these frogs in the middle of a huge amount of eggs! It seems to be quite early this year. Just a question, your pictures have almost always as theme eggs. Is it a subject for researches for you?
Thank's for sharing et bonne journée

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-03-23 13:18]

Your exposure is a over exposed blowing some of your highlights but the shot itself is just amazing. What a site to see. I have never seen this in real life and as you can tell I'm easily amazed when it comes to nature. :) A shot like this would really benifit from a circular polorizer. Nice capture.

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