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Portrait of Uludag Frog from Uludag Mt.


Portrait of Uludag Frog from Uludag Mt.
Información de la foto
Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6781 W: 207 N: 2989] (9571)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2010-05-30
Cámara: Nikon D-80, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, @ ISO 400, SIGMA 62MM EX DG MC UV Filter
Exposición: f/9.0, 1/320 segundos
Versión de la foto: Versión original, Workshop
Tema(s): Turkish Herpetofauna, High Altitude, F r o g s [view contributor(s)]
Fecha enviada: 2010-08-26 22:26
Vista: 3744
Favoritos: 2 [Ver]
Puntos: 76
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Rana macrocnemis (Uludağ Frog, Long-legged Wood Frog, Caucasus Frog) [in Turk. Uludağ Kurbağası] (Male)

Today additional two posts of this Anatolian montane beauty (one in WS) but this time from its Terra typica (Type locality), i.e. Uludağ (Bursa) which I’ve captured it when I visited our friend Fevzi in May, 2010.

TFL & Have a nice weekend!
Cheers,


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A typical montane frog with a vertical distribution between 1000-3000 m asl. The body length of adults varies between 50-83 mm. The toes are fully webbed. The eye pupil is oval and horizontally oriented. Tympanal membranes are distinct and temporal stripes evident. The skin usually rough and the dorsolateral folds are more or less distinct. During the breeding period, the males’ lymphatic sacs (a pair of inner vocal sacs) are filled with water. The dorsum varies from olive brown to dark chocolate brown with brown or blackish spots with undefined borders. A vertebral stripe is seen rarely. The belly is pinkish or yellowish-pink, without markings (See here).

This species is found in the Caucasus Mountains and throughout much of Anatolia, Turkey. An isolated population exists on the Strizhament Mountain in the Stavropolskii Region of Russia. It has been recorded from Iraq but further details of this population are needed. In Turkey it is found in W, S and N Anatolia.

It is mainly found in humid areas included broadleaved, mixed and coniferous forests, swamps, steppes, sub alpine and alpine meadows. In dry areas this species is generally limited to areas close to permanent lakes, rivers, brooks and springs that are often surrounded by dense herbaceous and shrubby vegetation. When it disturbed, sometimes it exhibit a defensive behaviour, i. e. 'playing possum' (see here) which can be seen also in some other frogs. Their diet consists of various insects. It breeds in various stagnant and slow-flowing water bodies. They deposits medium sized eggs (diameter 1.7-2.4 mm without jelly envelopes), dark brown on the upper side and light underneath. The eggs are aggregated in large clutches, each clutch usually containing more than 1000 eggs.

References:

1. Göçmen, B. (Unpub. results). The results of herpetological trips.
2. Budak, A. & Göçmen, B. (2005). Herpetology. Ege Üniversitesi Fen Fakültesi Kitaplar Serisi, No. 194, Ege Üniversitesi Basimevi, Bornova-Izmir, 226 pp. [2nd Edition, 2008].
3. Tarkhnishvili, D. N. & Gokhelashvili, R. K.. (1999). The Amphibians of the Caucasus. Advances in Amphibian Research in the Former Soviet Union. Vol. 4. Pensoft, Sofia-Moscow, 239 pp.
4. Baran, I. & Atatür, M. K. (1998). Turkish Herpetofauna (Amphibians & Reptiles). Ministry of Environment, Ankara. 214 pp.

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Hi Bareatom and my neighbour today,

Beautiful portrait, really interesting skin textures. I also like the greatly blurred background, which isolates the subject very well. Simple yet very effective composition, and of course a very interesting species. Congrats and tfs.

I just came back from vacation, so I don't know what happened on the site in the last 2 weeks. I guess there was something again... Let me give my points - I never handled Your visits in my gallery as "paybacks".

Friendly regards, all the best, László

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5077 W: 260 N: 15590] (50614)
  • [2010-08-26 23:08]
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Günaydin Bayram dostum!
A superb close portrait of this Caucasas Frog.The details of the face show with excellent sharpness and natural colours. The side facial pattern is striking in this species and here you definitely have great eye-contact!
Thanks and have a great weekend MF,
Cheers,
Ivan

Günaydın Hocam:) dikey çerçevede bizim yakışıklı çok daha etkileyici durmuş. Sığ saha derinliği tüm güzelliğini ortaya çıkarmış. Terra typica'dan orijial bir sunum olmuş. Çenesinin altındaki su damlası ve yeşil arka plan bu güzelliğe ayrıca bir güzellik katmış burda.
Emeklerinize sağlık hocam. Saygılar,

Bahadır

Hi little Bro,

how do you find all thse species and thant determinatr it, for me it are a brown frog.
good pov and exeptional details.
Fine colours.Frogs are so beautiful coloured.

Gert

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3099 W: 109 N: 12399] (52848)
  • [2010-08-26 23:36]

Hello MF Bayram,
Excellent shot on this portrait with excellent sharpness and very nice colour.
Thanks for sharing!Best regards Siggi

Hi dayi:) Cute frog, and he is obviously enjoying himself.
A nice and sharp catch, and the colors vibrant.
The green background provides nice contrast and separation.
i also like the WS too.
Have a great day and weekend!
Kind regards,
Mel

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-26 23:54]

Hi,
Very good profile of this frog captured well, the eye steals the show, good patterns, well done. tfs.
nagraj.v

Günaydın Bayram hocam, yeşil düz arka fon, detaylar ve bakış açısı ile sıradışı güzellikte bir kare. Ekteki genel görünüşü gösteren workshop da çok güzel.
Emeklerinize sağlık. Kıbrıs'tan selam ve sevgiler.
Nazım

I did not know this species, TFS and greetings, in hope for the summer to end :) Ori

Hello MF!
Great portrait of this pretty stripped frog. Details are impressive, specially his eye. Very nice green background. The composition is perfect. Have a nice day!
Cathy

Günaydın hocam,

Uludağ kurbağasını tip mahallinden güzel bir portreyle sunmuşsunuz. WS'dekine bayıldım. Bunun sırt tüberkülleri daha sık görünüyor. Elinize sağlık,
Ömer.

Tebrikler hocam. Harika bir fotoğraf olmuş Bu kurbağadan Bozdağlarda da var mı? Birde bu kurbağanın özelliği arka ayağının boyundan uzun olmasıydı değil mi? Yanlış mı hatırlıyorum yoksa?

Saygılarımla
Volkan

so nice brown frog, tfs

Bayram hocam merhabalar.
Harika bir portre.
Ülkemin bu çeşitliliğini objektifinizden izlemek keyif veriyor.
Saygılarımla

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-08-27 1:39]

Szia Baratom Bayram,
Splendid portrait of this montane frog, very useful presentation too, TFS! Have a nice WE my Friend!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5671 W: 89 N: 14759] (61704)
  • [2010-08-27 1:58]

Hi Bayram,an impressive portrait,what is your secret to go so close this species? You know the language? Eheheh...The pic is truely fantastic,no need comments about the quality always at the best,thanks for share and have a nice day,LUCIANO

Selam my dear friend,
A lovely captured portrait of this Long-legged Wood Frog. Very good composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hocam tip lokaliteden yakışıklı bir Uludağ kurbağası.
Çene altındaki su damlacığı ve göz yüzeyindeki su birikimi fotoğrafa ayrı bir estetik katmış.
Emeklerinize sağlık.
Saygılarımla,

Naşit

Bayram.. ne kadar artistik ve uzel cekmissin bunu:) cok sevdim.
Tum canlilari oyle bir cekiyorsun ki onceden cekinenler bile guzel deyebiliyor.. ellerine saglik canim kardesim...
Hepimizden selam..
Leyla.

Ciao MBFBBB... ah ah! Impressive portrait with brilliant colours in excellent contrast.

Roberto

Ciao Bayram, fantastic portrait with amazing details, excellent focus, fantastic colors, wonderful details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5143 W: 166 N: 13005] (48424)
  • [2010-08-27 8:52]

Hello Bayram,
Wonderful portrait of this frog in superb sharp details and a great DOF. Beautiful natural colours. The low POV is really perfect to get the best composition.

Have a good weekend,
Peter

hello Bayram
beautiful picture with great sharpness and beautiful colours
very nice shot
greeting lou

Hello Bayram,
Great portrait of this interesting frog. Nice capture with fine details and excellentr colours. Congratulation and have a nice weekend!
Marius.

Bayram hocam:) harika portre olmuş. Emeğinize sağlık.
Saygılarımla,
Özgür

Hallo MF Bayram,
a very beautiful portrait of the Long-legged Wood Frog, fine detail and splendid colours, i like very much the picture in WS too.
TFS
Have a good weekend
Ciao Maurizio

Hocam birilerine birşeyleri anlatırmış gibi:) super bir portre.
Emeğinize sağlık.
Deniz

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 295 W: 21 N: 1925] (13131)
  • [2010-08-28 12:08]

Outstanding portrait. Beautiful Rana species.

Thank you for sharing this with us and best regards,

Ishi

Hello Bayram,
Great frog portrait taken with fine details, nice colours, beautiful green BG and excellent sharpness and POV. Well done!
Regards,
Mircea

Hello mon ami Bayram,

Ah!Ah! Magnifique portrait de cette grenouille, c'est parfait.
Joli oeil particulièrement oblongue, beaux détails.
Superbes couleurs, souriante image.
Belle soirée.
Yolande

Merhaba Bayram hocam,

Süper yandan yüz makrosu.
Göz ve nemli deri detayları harika.
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

Selam ve saygılarımla
Mehmet

WOW!
This is another stunner, Big Bro!
Very well done!
Goldy

Selamlar sayın hocam,
Birkaç kare kaçırınca nelere mal oluyor.
Bugün kuyucuktan çektiğim karede bu olmalı,
Uludağ kurbağası size göndermiştim.
Kuyucuk civarında bugün sadece L. trilineata genç birey gördüm birazda kurbağa, İnşallah viperalardan da denk gelir.
Bu karenizde mükemmel olmuş.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-20 13:08]
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Selam Dostum,
Bu da herhalde uludağda kayak hocalığı yapıyor:)Renkleri kar kamuflajı gibi.Anotomisi her şeye burnunu soktuğunu gösteriyor.Çok kaliteli bir çalışma olmuş.Selamlar,iyi geceler..

Selamlar Hocam ;

Fevzi abi ile müthiş fotoğraflar çekmişsiniz :)

Nefis bir kare , tebrik ederim...

Hi my friend Bayram. This frog capture is so good and the eye is a really treat to the viewers. So much clarity and details of this fine specimen. Nice work as always and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,
Jusni

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2800 W: 0 N: 6695] (25837)
  • [2010-12-22 16:30]

Merhaba MF Prof. Bayram,
such a superb angle showing the portrait of the frog. The pattern
is so well seen. The excellent focus on the eye is so outstanding, giving a powerful effect to the artistic composition.
But most of all the frog is well shown in its shiny and slimy nature of the skin.
Very beautiful view.

Regards,
Foozi

Dear little brother
I really enjoy going AGAIN through your portfolio!
Obviously this amazing beauty jumped into my theme "Frogs"

It must be really fun to be your student; your knowledge is far reaching and the presentation not dry like other professor's !

A wonderful image, showing the detail in luminous colours, and I added the photo also to my theme "high Altitude".

Thanks for sharing.
Warm Greetings from the Tzaneen Dam in Limpopo, South Africa
Ingrid

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