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Dyeing Poison Frog by KeldBach Dyeing Poison Frog by KeldBach
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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Robbiecat Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful ! May I use the photo for a painting Please?
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
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 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  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 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
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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Robbiecat Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much I ll send you a full resolution file of the painting once it is done I ll contact you then in a couple of weeks or so then of course your name will be attached to the painting as from an original photo from ...... when exposed cant wait to start I have to finish the oil cheetah wich stands on my easel Or will start it when I cant work waiting for the paint to dry a bit
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
Sounds real great. Your painting technique looks excellent to me :)

About the frog: the shadows are very dark (due to the use of flash), so I wonder if you could brighten them up a little, thus to let the frog stand better out?
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Robbiecat Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
T Y all check that
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meihua Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Fascinating, what beautiful coloration!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Yeah, quite colourful, but not good for hiding, I suppose ;)
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hexentanz Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  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 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
Thanks for the correction. I see you have quite a few nice pics of frogs yourself :)
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SublimeBudd Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
great color!!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Thanks :)
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Hanafae Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  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 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
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 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  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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LadyJafaria Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
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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KeldBach Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Hmmm, the picture doesn't seem to show up. Anyone having the same problem?
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