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Dyeing Poison Frog
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Published: September 19, 2009
A Dyeing Poison Frog (Dendrobates tinctorius) shot through glass at the Tropical House, Copenhagen Zoo. Never touch this one; its skin is deadly poisonous.

Edit: appears to be a Golfo Dulce Poison-Dart Frog (Phyllobates vittatus) instead.

See also this watercolour painting by Robbiecat

Dyeing poison frog by Robbiecat


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Image size
1600x960px 1.37 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Model
NIKON D300
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
105 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Sep 18, 2009, 12:04:42 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
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Robbiecat's avatar
Robbiecat|Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful ! May I use the photo for a painting Please?
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KeldBach's avatar
Thank you. I usual don't mind people using my images as a reference, but you need to upload some of your work so that I can see the level of standard/quality.
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Robbiecat|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks  I just reopen my account as I couldnt find the old one  at all here I ve updated some photos and paintings
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KeldBach's avatar
That's some wonderful paintings you do. You're most welcome to use this one (and other shots as well) as a reference. I'm looking forward to see the result :)
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meihua's avatar
Fascinating, what beautiful coloration!
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KeldBach's avatar
Yeah, quite colourful, but not good for hiding, I suppose ;)
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hexentanz|Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome capture of a nice gem! :D

P.S This is actually Phyllobates vittatus and not D. Tinctorius.
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KeldBach's avatar
Thanks for the correction. I see you have quite a few nice pics of frogs yourself :)
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SublimeBudd|Professional Photographer
great color!!
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Hanafae|Hobbyist General Artist
It showed up fine in my devwatch :)

I've always been fascinated by these poisonous frogs. They are so colorful! :wow:
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KeldBach's avatar
Thanks, Hanafae. It finally showed up for me after about 12 hours. Must have been a bug, cause I had the same problem with other pics yesterday, when I was surfing around dA :(

Yeah, these frogs are fascinating. The colours are so vivid that they have no possible way to hide. There were some very blue ones as well, but they didn't offer to pose for me.
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Hanafae|Hobbyist General Artist
There's been problems and bugs on dA over the last days regarding devwatch and overall slowness of the site :(

Too bad these frogs are poisonous, they're so cute I'd just feel like picking them up and looking them in the eye :love:
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Captive ones aren't poisonous; their poison is produced based on the foods they eat.

You'd still want to wash your hands after handling a captive poison dart frog (but you should wash after you handle ANY reptile or amphibian), but you wouldn't be in danger of death or even severe sickness.
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Hmmm, the picture doesn't seem to show up. Anyone having the same problem?
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