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Green Frog by Mark Billiau.

Green Frog


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25.05.2010 at 8:00h
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Deep down hidden in the dark reed, I spotted this Green Frog (also known as Common water frog or Edible frog), a striking animal, capable of living both on land and in water.
With its long powerful hind legs, it is the fastest amphibian !
The placement of the large eyes allows the frog to see predators without moving the rest of its body.

Depending on its habitat region, it can be found in various colors : bronze, brown, and different shades of green.
Some very very rare individuals are even……. blue !

Dutch name : Middelste Groene kikker
German name : Teichfrosch
Latin name : Pelophylax kl. esculentus (previous Rana kl. esculenta)


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Anca Silvia B., 25.05.2010 at 8:15h

very good...very good...cheers,anca

Susanne47, 25.05.2010 at 8:27h

Ein tolles Froschportrait Mark, ob's wohl ein Prinz ist ;-))). Grüessli Susanne

Gisèle W., 25.05.2010 at 8:37h

Wat een prachtexemlpaar. Fantastisch, Mark !!
Groetjes, Gisèle

Canan Oner, 25.05.2010 at 9:08h

Beautiful light on this frog..I am very familiar with them :-))
Cheers Mark, have a nice day,

ELEIRBAG, 25.05.2010 at 9:08h

VLG Gabriele

s. sabine krause, 25.05.2010 at 9:15h

i just love this shot, mark!!! it's not only "documenting the this animal's existence" – making us aware that it's beautiful and "there"! – but presenting it in a very poetic way! looking at it, i understand why he's a popular fairy-tale creature! the dark surroundings and his sad upturned look – very moving! it's a little as though he's got a soul, too ; ))! and this makes me think of kermit's melancholy song "it's not easy being green!" beautiful details in his thick and "bumpy" but also fragile-looking skin! greetings, sabine.

Natalja Dralova, 25.05.2010 at 10:25h

What a beauty! Excellent shot!

Josef Kainz, 25.05.2010 at 12:23h

Sehr schön festgehalten ein klasse Foto
lg. josef

Sylvia Schulz, 25.05.2010 at 12:29h

...kein verwunschener Prinz????
Klasse hast Du den erwischt, die hüpfen auchimmer ganz schnell wieder weg,
es grüßt Dich Sylvia

Christine Ge., 25.05.2010 at 13:17h

Super, Mark! Bin mal wieder begeistert. Die Hautstrukturen sehen hier großartig aus. Sehr schöne Farben!
Gruß Tina

Leo_nid, 25.05.2010 at 13:28h

“Up high, the flies are playing,
And frolicking, and swaying.
The frog thinks: Dance! I know
You'll end up here below.”

Wilhelm Busch (German painter and poet, 1832-1908)

P.S. Terrific light and visual fidelity

Walter Guzmán Ferrel, 25.05.2010 at 13:50h

That's a nice pic, I like the light in it

Ryszard Basta, 25.05.2010 at 15:32h

wspaniale sfotografowane
interesujace swiatlo

Vera Shulga, 25.05.2010 at 16:15h


Gunther Hasler, 25.05.2010 at 17:08h

Ich mag sie gerne, die grünen Teichfrösche!
Interessant die Lichtsituation und die Rückansicht und trotzdem mit einem lebendig wirkenden Auge!
Man meint, gleich hüpft er weg... :-)
Gruß, Gunther

Bruno Rippel, 25.05.2010 at 17:52h

f a n t a s t i s c h !!!
vg Bruno

Bergjäger, 25.05.2010 at 17:55h

Das Licht, die Farben und die Schärfe sind excellent!!
LG Bergjäger

Vitória Castelo Santos, 25.05.2010 at 18:28h

LG Vitoria

Hans-Günther Schöner, 25.05.2010 at 19:30h


Top Makro !!!


Wolfgang Rothenbücher, 25.05.2010 at 20:16h

Wunderbare Präsentation.
Gefällt mir sehr gut.

Deryck, 25.05.2010 at 20:26h

Great shot of the green frog. I bet it took you a while to see him. This is a very beautiful character

Wendy de With, 25.05.2010 at 20:29h

Well spotted and good detailed capture of that green frog.
Greetings, Wendy

willy ombret, 25.05.2010 at 20:52h

très bonne macro
willy ombret

Heinz Janovsky, 25.05.2010 at 21:35h

Ein wunderbares Froschportrait in einem sehr schönen Licht.
Gruß Heinz

Adele Oliver, 25.05.2010 at 21:57h

An excellent well lit and presented portrait of this beautiful frog - I can imagine his soft skin just looking at your image!!
cheers, Adele

Andrea Sagawe, 26.05.2010 at 19:00h

Excellent shot of the frog.


Nikonjürgen, 26.05.2010 at 19:06h

Sehr gutes Froschbild !
LG Jürgen
Schau mir in die Augen by Nikonjürgen
Schau mir in die Augen
28.4.10, 21:05

CsomorLászló, 26.05.2010 at 19:08h

The king!

Ayse Nalan Yasin, 26.05.2010 at 22:23h

Excellent super photo Mark..
Cheers Ayse

carinart, 27.05.2010 at 10:46h

Wie im Märchen, nur ohne Krönchen!
L.G. Karin

LunA, 1.06.2010 at 15:55h

A very good picture for a green Frog !

greetings Luna

Fons van Swaal, 2.06.2010 at 11:44h

Very nice catch Mark....

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