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Close up photo of a common frog

July 23rd, 2007 · 6 Comments

Close up photo of a common frog
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on July 15th, 2007. Click picture for larger view.

This is a close up photo of a common frog (Rana temporaria) being very camera shy. I found the frog pretty far up in the mountains and I was surprised because I have never seen frogs in this area before.

Frogs are supposed to be an biological indicator that are able to tell us whether the environment is healthy or unhealthy. The reason for this is that frogs are very sensitive to pollution and habitat degradation.
I’m very happy that I found this frog because it means the nature around here is healthy 🙂

If you view the picture large you can actually see an ant below the frog on left side. Maybe it was the frogs next meal?

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
Flash used
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

Tags: Amphibian · Frog · Macro · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 GRANNY // Jul 24, 2007 at 12:34 am

    I am not much of a photographer, but sure looks like you are. You did a good job capturing this froggy on film. I am afraid of frogs, but this one is okay because it is on my computer. LOL I also learned some new things. 🙂 Thank you.

  • 2 Shams // Jul 24, 2007 at 12:42 am

    Great. I didn`t know before that forgs are bio-indicators ( I mean a serious one). But in fact every living being is a kind of bio-indicator.

  • 3 Bigg // Jul 24, 2007 at 4:36 am

    How lovely. Your photographs are magical.

  • 4 Nadia // Jul 27, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    hahaah que bonitinho!!!

  • 5 J. Lyon Layden // Jul 28, 2007 at 3:17 am

    Very cool frog. Can I use it for my On Yore Side blog? I will give you credit.
    (On Yore Side is about my children’s book, The Other Side of Yore, which stars a frog.)

  • 6 Kukuh // Jul 31, 2007 at 2:51 am

    This is my favourite I think… 😉 You are too good in close up shot. Do use other digital camera beside Olympus E-500 digital SLR?