Froglets

Froglets

These weeks pool frogs in Germany are finishing metamorphosis, and froglets are leaving the water.

Photographing froglets of Pool Frog

Pool Frog froglet

Pool Frog froglet

Pool frog froglets

Tadpoles are beautiful

This is not because I have processed the photo in a special way.  The vibrance of the colour depends very much on light that falls on the subject. I photographed this tadpole using flash, and the colour is original. Well, of course, I added saturation in postprocessing – maybe even a little too much, compared to other my shots of tadpoles. Anyway, I was surprised how beautiful tadpoles actually are. We, people, don’t notice it when we are looking at these little creatures in muddy water.

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Source: Nature Images by Arthur Tiutenko: Pelophylax lessonae / Pool Frog

Portrait of the day

Portrait of the day

Tadpole of Pool Frog (Pelophylax lessonae)

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Sigma APO Macro 150mm F2.8 EX DG HSM, ISO 400, f/16, 1/200s, flash

A monster is lurking in a pond ;-)

A monster is lurking in a pool ;-)

A somewhat arty photo of a diving pool frog. I was trying to get a shot of it in both environments when the frog was swimming at water surface. Then the frog suddenly dived, and my camera dived with it.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 25/2.8 ZF, ISO 800, f/16, 1/250s

Pool frog photo shooting

 

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I have found a beautiful forest pond with a quite numerous population of pool frogs (Pelophylax lessonae). I have never seen so many before. Pool frogs are getting rare in Germany – as a result of interbreeding with marsh frogs (P. ridibundus) and habitat destruction. Therefore I was particularly glad to find them. Yesterday it was a special shooting day dedicated to this amphibian species: I spent many hours with frogs in the pond.

Water lilly and pool frog.

Young pool frog.

Pool frog.

Pool frog.

See these images with heigh resolution an more images of this series at http://www.nature-images.eu/species/amphibians/rana_lessonae.html.