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Published: November 2, 2009
A Blue Poison Frog (Dendrobates azureus) shot through glass at the Tropical House, Copenhagen Zoo. Info animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu… :

Dendrobates azureus is a mid-sized dendrobatid frog weighing about 3 grams and having a length ranging from 3 to 4.5 cm. Dendrobates azureus is brightly colored, and this coloration serves as a warning to would-be predators of its poisonous properties. In fact, its skin is covered with a myriad of glands that secrete alkaloid poisons capable of paralyzing, even killing predators. The coloration of D. azureus is an azure-blue hue on the limbs, a sky-blue on its dorsal surface, and a darker blue on its ventral surface. An irregular pattern of dark blue and black spots of various sizes cover this background coloration with the majority of the spotting located on its back as well as head. The pattern of spots is unique to each frog and thus serves as a "fingerprint" to differentiate between individuals.

105mm macro lens + 36mm extension tube + twin flash kit. See also:

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IMAGE DETAILS
Model
NIKON D300
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
105 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Oct 30, 2009, 12:42:11 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
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herofan135's avatar
herofan135|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really beautiful photo, love the colours!
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WilliamJCovello's avatar
WilliamJCovello|Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing detail! Great capture! :)
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KeldBach's avatar
Thanks very much :)
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WilliamJCovello|Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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Cosmic-Cherry-Tree|Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here [link] :D
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KeldBach's avatar
Thank you so much :)
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Theawesomekid1312's avatar
The name of. The frog is the blue poison frog
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LostImages's avatar
The focus and light are excellent and I also like all the details/textures. Very well done. :clap:
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KeldBach's avatar
Thanks very much :)
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LostImages's avatar
You are welcome. :)
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sharks2323's avatar
cool pick im a poison frog breeder and if you want to know more let me know and keep up the good work
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KeldBach's avatar
Thanks very much :)
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kkart|Professional Photographer
that is one heck of a capture!
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Glad you like it :D
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mishkuu|Hobbyist Photographer
so pretty :aww:
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KeldBach's avatar
Thank you :)
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cartim's avatar
This is amazing :wow:
Beautiful, great colours.
How do you manage it, not having reflections in the windows (and even using a flash)?
:ashamed:
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KeldBach's avatar
Glad you like it. I suppose I was just lucky with this one. Many of my other shots had lots of reflections from the flash ;)
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Darrow75|Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! I love this shot! The focus is fantastic and that blue is just incredible! Very well done!
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Thanks very much :D
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Darrow75|Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome! :)
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ribbonworm|Hobbyist Photographer
That frog is about to lay the smackdown on someone. :)

Great shot.
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Lol, thank you :D
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