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Oct 30, 2009, 12:42:11 PM
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A Blue Poison Frog (Dendrobates azureus) shot through glass at the Tropical House, Copenhagen Zoo. Info [link] :

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.

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:iconwilliamjcovello:
WilliamJCovello Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing detail! Great capture! :)
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Thanks very much :)
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WilliamJCovello Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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Cosmic-Cherry-Tree Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here [link] :D
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Thank you so much :)
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Theawesomekid1312 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
The name of. The frog is the blue poison frog
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LostImages Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
The focus and light are excellent and I also like all the details/textures. Very well done. :clap:
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KeldBach Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Thanks very much :)
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LostImages Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
You are welcome. :)
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sharks2323 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
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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