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Old May 23, 2008, 4:25 PM   #1
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Hello All,

I was invited today to visit some tree frogs. These every tiny fellows are protected animals and placed on a red list to protect them.

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Old May 23, 2008, 6:07 PM   #2
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Hi Walter,

. . . and protected they should be. I really love shots like this, #3 is my favorite, followed by #1.

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Old May 23, 2008, 8:02 PM   #3
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These are all fantastic, Walter. What an opportunity!

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Old May 23, 2008, 10:31 PM   #4
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Excellent macros. #2 is especially appealing.

On a somber note, more than simpleprotection is needed for these animals if they are to survive in their deteriorating environment. Due to their physiology and means of reproduction,frogs (and other amphibians) are especially vulnerable animals and arein trouble all over the world due to a variety of factors -- pollution, thinning of the ozone layer, warming climate, and habitat destruction. Many biologiststhink we are witnessing a major extinction event.
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Just beautiful, what great shots.
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Old May 24, 2008, 3:54 AM   #6
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Excellent shots. No2 followed by No3 are my favourites.


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Old May 24, 2008, 5:32 AM   #7
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What can I say about the photos other than that we are priviliged to have you as a poster on this forum.

As for the tree frogs they have been fairly successfully protected by habitat reconstruction in an area not far from where I live. On the other hand it's the only area they are found in entire Sweden. The threat to tree frogs in tropical areas like Costa Rica and Colombia should be a concern for the entire world, like the decrease in numbers of the amphibians all over the world.

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Each of these shots is appealing for a different reason. Thanks for posting.One of the side benefits of photographing natural subjects is a greater awareness of the value and beauty that is around us. The more we search for detail in our photos, the more we realize how complex and wonderful each of our subjects is.

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Old May 24, 2008, 8:31 AM   #9
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All great shots!
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Old May 24, 2008, 2:28 PM   #10
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Great series Walter, just visited your website, and ... wonderfull amazing work.

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