flickr-free-ic3d pan white

Dyeing Poison Arrow Frog

From The Smithsonian Institute:

 

Poison arrow frogs are known for their beautiful colors. These colors are used as warnings to predators that they are poisonous (their poisonous defense evolved to ward off predators.) Some scientists think that the reticulated pattern of the frogs also act as camouflage among the forest shadows. This idea is not the norm.

 

Details:

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM and Canon Extender EF 2x II

Exposure: 2.5 sec

Aperture: f/5.6

Focal Length: 400mm

ISO Speed: 100

Accessories: Expodisc, Manfrotto 190XB Tripod, Manfrotto 322RC2 Heavy Duty Grip Ball Head, Canon RC1 Wireless Remote

Date and Time: 01 September 2009 9.43am.

 

I've just updated my blog too if you'd like to have a look.

 

View On Black

View Original Size

9,850 views
87 faves
199 comments
Taken on September 1, 2009