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NIKON D300
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1/250 second
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105 mm
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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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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Thanks very much :)
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:iconwilliamjcovello:
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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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Thank you so much :)
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Theawesomekid1312 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
The name of. The frog is the blue poison frog
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:iconlostimages:
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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:iconkeldbach:
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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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Thanks very much :)
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
that is one heck of a capture!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Glad you like it :D
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:iconmishkuu:
mishkuu Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
so pretty :aww:
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Thank you :)
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cartim Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
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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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
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 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! I love this shot! The focus is fantastic and that blue is just incredible! Very well done!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Thanks very much :D
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:icondarrow75:
Darrow75 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome! :)
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ribbonworm Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That frog is about to lay the smackdown on someone. :)

Great shot.
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Lol, thank you :D
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:icongmazza:
gmazza Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Very nice blue pattern.
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Thank you :)
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Ludovic-Delespierre Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Student General Artist
aw i love it :)
this blue is very interesting
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Thanks, glad you like it :)
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Dieffi Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this beautyful picture in my new BLUE-collection![link]
I hope you will agree and enjoy!:phew:
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
How cool :D
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Dieffi Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:icontimmy64plz:
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
Great shot..especially with it being taking through glass.:) Gorgeous dart too.:)
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Thank you :)
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Wow, great closeup!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Thank you :)
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:iconldfranklin:
LDFranklin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010   Photographer
Absolutely fantastic!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Thanks, glad you like it :D
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holzoepfael Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Hey, stunning photo. Therefore you got featured here: [link]
It is a collaboration between me and a friend, so there are many other nice deviations you should check out ;)

PLEASE FAV THE NEWS ARTICLE SO MORE PEOPLE WILL SEE YOUR WORK!!! (at the bottom of the article click on "add favorite"...)

Here is my Journal entry: [link]

And of course you can take a look at my own gallery to support me: [link]

And if you really like beautiful nature pictures - take a look at this group: [link]

greetz, holzoepfael
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Cool :D
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:icongmazza:
gmazza Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Interesting glowing blue.
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Glad you like it :)
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Raph1966 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Student General Artist
Far out. Love blue so this is an eyecatcher.
I remember reading about a naturalist who'd gotten sick just handling one, before they knew what the creature really was. He recovered but other animals aren't so lucky...hence an alternative name "Poison Arrow Frog" :omg: Natives use the poison on arrow-tips to quickly kill monkeys (for readers out there that didn't know that)
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
I find these small, colourful frogs quite interesting too. Thanks for the info :)
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FrodiusMaximus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Again, incredible detail.
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Nikon rules ;)
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:iconfrodiusmaximus:
FrodiusMaximus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Very true!
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picdude2009 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome :-) ... I love the colours :-)
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Glad you do, and thanks for the fav :)
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opi8 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
great shot!!!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
Thanks, glad you like it :)
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