Dartfrogs

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Hi all not posted for a while..these are some recent shots taken with my tamron 90mm..these frogs are tiny...about as big as your thumbnail!
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think this one was taking a leak!
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Thanks Gary..not the easiest to shoot as they hide down the middle of bromeliad plants..
 
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Very nice images! Stuart, are these captive? Have they lost their toxins? I was photographing a strawberry poison dart frog in the wild, and thought nothing of grabbing it with my hand, and placing it where I wanted it. It was steamy hot in a Costa Rican rain forest. I wiped the sweat off my face with my hand, and all of the sudden, I realized that my lips were numb. After that experience, I always used an empty film container to move poison dart frogs I wanted to photograph, and avoided touching them with my hands. Of course, when I finished photographing them, I replaced them in the exact location where I first found them.
 
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Hi Stve and thanks for the reply..the toxins they secrete through their skins are down to their diet,in the wild this is mainly ants and a lot of their toxicity comes from these..in captivity they are mainly fed on on fruit flies crickets etc so no toxins are produced..
 
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My my
they are tiny
So I take it, from your relpy to Steve, you raise these also.
Beautiful images.
Thank you
I like these much better than the long wiggly ones:>))
 
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Beautiful job, colors are amazing
Thankyou very much..
Cheers Gale,I don't raise these as they belong to a friend of mine..he keeps quite a few! I am in the process of setting up a tank for some that I plan on getting very soon:smile:
 
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Stuart, I wish you were closer! I'd love the chance to photograph some of your and your friends critters!
 
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Well if your ever in the UK drop me a pm..:cool: Frogs.rattlesnakes,gila monsters to name a few that you could shoot.
 
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