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American Bullfrog



The American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus), often simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is an aquatic frog, a member of the family ...
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The American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus), often simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is an aquatic frog, a member of the family Ranidae, or “true frogs”. This species has traditionally been classified as Rana catesbeiana, however the classification has been changed to Lithobates due to paraphyly in Ranidae. This frog has an olive green back and sides blotched with brownish markings and a whitish belly spotted with yellow or grey. The upper lip is often bright green and males have yellow throats. It inhabits large, permanent water bodies, such as swamps, ponds, and lakes, where it is usually found along the water's edge. The male bullfrog defends a territory during the breeding season. His call is reminiscent of the roar of a bull, which gives the frog its common name. This frog is native to southern and eastern parts of the United States and Canada, but has been widely introduced across other parts of North, Central and South America, Western Europe, and parts of Asia, and in some areas is regarded as an invasive species.

The bullfrog is harvested for use as food in North America and in several countries into which it has been introduced. It is also cultured in controlled environments, though this is a difficult and not always successful undertaking. There is some international trade in frog legs for human consumption. Bullfrogs are used in biology classes in schools for dissection and are sometimes kept as pets, though this is not recommended.
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Komurin June 09, 2014
*Ribbet* - :D
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richardjones_7888 June 25, 2014
A great capture, well done !

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at the Turtle Pond in the Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary in Belmont, MA.
Time
Taken about 1 PM Eastern Standard Time.
Lighting
Taken deep in the woods.
Equipment
I used my Canon 3Ti and a 75-300 mm lens.
Inspiration
I was actually looking for turtles in the pond but came across American Bull Frogs.
Editing
This photo was taken a while ago. I may have enhanced it a bit. Sorry, can't remember.
In my camera bag
I keep many lenses with me but tend to use my 75-300 mm most of the time.
Feedback
My advice for capturing something similar to the subject matter is to get off the couch and take walks. Don't forget your camera!

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