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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....

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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
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
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
ade123 e2 Member 1163 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 7:05 AM

Lovely images & great info Colleen

Ade

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 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
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 7:20 AM

Fascinating images and background info.

Albert

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1780 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom88 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.

Nigel

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 7:50 AM

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

Danny1970
Danny1970 e2 Member 1Danny1970 vcard United Kingdom
6 Apr 2014 - 7:57 AM

Great set Colleen, and interesting write up as wellSmile

Danny

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 8:07 AM

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

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija 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.

viscostatic
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.

Phil.

JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 9JohnoP vcard
6 Apr 2014 - 8:37 AM

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

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 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
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 9:25 AM

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

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 9:37 AM

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

Richard

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 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
netta1234 e2 Member 2189 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 9:57 AM

Great set and info ColleenSmile
nettaSmile

digital_boi
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

Graham

mistere
mistere e2 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.

Dave.

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 10:34 AM

Lovely shot and good informative narrative Colleen.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 10:59 AM

Brilliant set Colleen,

Ali Grin

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 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
781969  1 India
6 Apr 2014 - 11:29 AM

Lovely and perfect capture.
Vikram

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 12:22 PM

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

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 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
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
6 Apr 2014 - 12:49 PM

Five lovely captures about frogs. Well done Colleen.
WesternRed.

HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4265 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.

Maureen

pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom1 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
capto e2 Member 21180 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 1:39 PM

A fascinating story.Smile

ivor

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 2:23 PM

Great images and write up ColleenSmile

Cliff

stub197
stub197  2
6 Apr 2014 - 2:34 PM

Superb set of shot's colleen awesomeSmileSmileSmile

brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 3:22 PM

Super images & great narrative ColleenGrin

leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari 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!
Effrossini

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 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
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 5:04 PM

A great set very well taken


Billy

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7125 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
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
andyf3050  1 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2014 - 5:56 PM

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

AndyF

Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
6 Apr 2014 - 6:05 PM

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

Fred

brandish
brandish e2 Member brandish 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.
Martyn.

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
6 Apr 2014 - 6:54 PM

Fascinating set of images

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
6 Apr 2014 - 7:26 PM

Lovely shots and great write up Colleen.
Brian

fotobee
fotobee  1 South Africa2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 7:42 PM

Great series, Colleen. I prefer v2 Regards Martin

Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
6 Apr 2014 - 9:50 PM

Great images and write up Colleen.

Jenny Smile

AnneB50
AnneB50 e2 Member 2110 forum postsAnneB50 vcard 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

Anne

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 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
Ryan

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 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
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
16 Apr 2014 - 2:49 AM

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

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