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Steven R Jan 10, 2012 4:12 PM

Blue frog
 
Oly E-3, 50-200mm at 183mm, ISO 800, f5.6, no PP.
Intense colors on this little fellow from South America, but he is poisonous.

http://stevenr.smugmug.com/Animals/B...9185041-XL.jpg

MarceloLI Jan 10, 2012 6:16 PM

Steven,

Beautiful frogs but touching one of this guys could cost you your life.

The aborigines in the Ecuadorian jungle rub their darts with the skin of these frogs to spray poison on the tips, with these darts they hunt wild boars, monkeys and deers that are paralyzed by the poison.

You did a good job with your camera.

tkurkowski Jan 11, 2012 5:54 AM

Really interesting and pretty - thanks for sharing, Steven.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarceloLI (Post 1277560)
Steven,

Beautiful frogs but touching one of this guys could cost you your life.

I was going to ask you, then how they catch them but knowing the folks on this forum I already knew the reply - "carefully".

Ted

gjtoth Jan 11, 2012 7:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarceloLI (Post 1277560)
Steven,

Beautiful frogs but touching one of this guys could cost you your life.

Great shot, Steve. Glad there was some glass between you and it. Not that you'd be prodding it along to get an action shot or anything. :D :D

eharrim Jan 11, 2012 10:29 AM

Nice shot and color. The diet of these frogs is what makes them poisoness. In captivity they are fed crickets and become non toxic. Love the color
Eric

Lordje Jan 15, 2012 4:01 PM

Beautifull picture Steve, very natural color.

Steven R Jan 16, 2012 9:43 AM

Thanks guys, glad you like it. And yes, there was nice thick glass between it and the camera!

You have to love the way Olympus replicates the colors without the need to do PP.

spedangie Jan 16, 2012 8:41 PM

That is one colorful frog! Beautiful picture with intense colors.


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