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Good morning...
Back to wild life today...thank you to Irish Kate and Ron (Maiwand) for their UA's, much appreciated as the Image was so far removed from my normal photography.
The African foam nest tree frog normally lives in trees but this little guy was living in our Lodge and was halfway up the wall when I photographed him. This nocturnal tree frog has adhesive toe pads. Females are usually larger and only the males call. It is called the foam nest tree frog because its nest consists of air bubbles wrapped in a leaf. When the larvae hatch, they fall into the water below, where they grow from tadpoles into frogs.
Breeding: When the summer rainy season starts, males calll a quiet chirp from branches to attract females. The male will ride on her back as she searches for a suitable spot above the water to build a foam nest. This is whipped up out of the skin secretions with her back feet. When it gets to be about 6" across, she then blends 500 to 1200 eggs into it. The male does not assist in nest construction but remains attached to her back to fertilize the eggs when they are laid. Other spawning pairs and multiple males may join in and utilize the same foam nest and repeat this process.
V2...another viewpoint...V3 and 4 the foam nests...V5 this is where another frog was hanging out...on top of the light fitting near the ceiling...
Have a nice day....

Camera:Nikon D5300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 Mar 2014 - 7:45 PM
Focal Length:270mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Fired, Return detected
White Balance:Auto
Title:African foam nest tree frog
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:6 Apr 2014 - 6:51 AM
Tags:African foam nest tree frog, Wildlife / nature
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ade123 Plus Member 2223 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 7:05 AM

Lovely images & great info Colleen


CarolG Plus Member 8178 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 7:05 AM

What a cute little chappie, Colleen, and interesting how they create foam nests above water, very cleverly thought out Smile Carol

fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 7:20 AM

Fascinating images and background info.


Nigeve1 Plus Member 11036 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 7:24 AM

A new species for me, Colleen. Fascinating write up, one can learn so much on this site in so many ways, great natural history reportage.


RonnieAG Plus Member 5147 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 7:50 AM

Indeed, a very interesting narrative to accompany your images, Colleen.

Danny1970 Plus Member 250 forum postsDanny1970 vcard United Kingdom
6 Apr 2014 - 7:57 AM

Great set Colleen, and interesting write up as wellSmile


ddolfelin Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 8:07 AM

They are fascinating creatures, Colleen.
Lucky you to have them on holiday with you.

kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
6 Apr 2014 - 8:12 AM

V3 is my favourite ! Just like a snowball - Well i am not longing for winter at all. --- Very good images , Colleen! --- Jukka.

6 Apr 2014 - 8:36 AM

V3 my favourite too Colleen as it shows such an unusual way for an amphibian to raise its young. But all good images and fascinating information.


JohnoP Plus Member 9JohnoP vcard
6 Apr 2014 - 8:37 AM

Great set with very interesting reading Colleen! V3 and V5 my favourites! John

lifesnapper Plus Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 9:03 AM

Great set and info Colleen, and the perfect name for this little creature.
And yes, I'd love to be where you are now, 31deg, brilliant!

John Smile

GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 9:25 AM

Wonderful documentary images about this interseting little frog and informative writing, Colleen!

DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 9:37 AM

What an interesting description to accompany these wonderful images of this sticky character, Colleen!


barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 9:53 AM

Just love his little feet
Bet they come in handy

netta1234 Plus Member 3229 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 9:57 AM

Great set and info ColleenSmile

6 Apr 2014 - 10:18 AM

breeding good god lass its a Sunday we don't discuss this type of thing lol he has fine markings


mistere Plus Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 10:21 AM

How very considerate of the litte chap to come into your lodge for his close up.
He must have known you were getting fed up of all the mud outside SmileSmileSmile.
Thanks for the information, what a fascinating creature.
Excellent work Colleen.


Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 10:34 AM

Lovely shot and good informative narrative Colleen.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

ali63 Plus Member 3645 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 10:59 AM

Brilliant set Colleen,

Ali Grin

Mollycat Plus Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 11:24 AM

Great pictures to go with write up Colleen. Glad you said V5 was a light fitting, thought it was a large grape.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

781969  1 India
6 Apr 2014 - 11:29 AM

Lovely and perfect capture.

Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 12:22 PM

Something new for many of us today Colleen.
Fascinating set of images.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 12:47 PM

I love your little froggy friend, Colleen - all I get are spiders! Grin An interesting set of imgaes, and write-up too...sounds like he's got an easy life! Blush
Trev Smile

WesternRed Plus Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
6 Apr 2014 - 12:49 PM

Five lovely captures about frogs. Well done Colleen.

HarrietH Plus Member 4272 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
6 Apr 2014 - 12:55 PM

I am very fond of frogs. Not to the point of kissing one though.Sad Great images and information.


pentaxpatty Plus Member 2pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 1:33 PM

Super Colleen, I love v 3 like a snowball, great write up too, love the frogs and great texture too. GrinGrinGrinGrin

capto Plus Member 22056 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 1:39 PM

A fascinating story.Smile


Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 2:23 PM

Great images and write up ColleenSmile


stub197  3
6 Apr 2014 - 2:34 PM

Superb set of shot's colleen awesomeSmileSmileSmile

brian17302 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 3:22 PM

Super images & great narrative ColleenGrin

leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
6 Apr 2014 - 4:14 PM

A superb set of images Colleen and great info as well. Thank you for sharing with us!

LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 5:04 PM

Fascinating creature very nicely captured here. Love V2 and the write up is very informative.

williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 5:04 PM

A great set very well taken


6 Apr 2014 - 5:38 PM

Cracking pictures as always Colleen, and interesting narrative. Until now i hadn't heard of this frog, you can learn allsorts on EPZ

andyf3050 Plus Member 1andyf3050 vcard United Kingdom
6 Apr 2014 - 5:56 PM

Another great image and you've done your homework regarding who he is...! Impressive.


Fred263 Plus Member 3Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
6 Apr 2014 - 6:05 PM

Stunning macro images, Colleen. The narrative adds great context too.


brandish Plus Member 1brandish vcard United Kingdom
6 Apr 2014 - 6:11 PM

Hi Colleen,doing what you do best with your wildlife shots. Great series ,never knew a thing about these littLe critters.I enjoyed your narrative,in fact,i liked it all very much,thank you.

ChristineD Plus Member 9ChristineD vcard England
6 Apr 2014 - 6:54 PM

Fascinating set of images

Brian65 Plus Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
6 Apr 2014 - 7:26 PM

Lovely shots and great write up Colleen.

fotobee  1 South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 7:42 PM

Great series, Colleen. I prefer v2 Regards Martin

Jenny-D Plus Member 5Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
6 Apr 2014 - 9:50 PM

Great images and write up Colleen.

Jenny Smile

AnneB50  2117 forum posts Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 10:50 PM

We've been lots of places where we have shared our accommodation with lizards who eat the Mosquitoes but I think I would draw the line at frogs!

Great set though


BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 11:44 PM

Great images and great info. You learn something new everyday on this website!Grin

Glostopcat Plus Member 9249 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2014 - 11:28 PM

A super set of images and a super write up to go with them Colleen. I can imagine frogophobe gary_d's reaction if he found one of these in his house, he'd be half way up the wall!Tongue

Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
16 Apr 2014 - 2:49 AM

How very interesting...
A fantastic set of images so well documented Colleen! Grin

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