Taken 8-Dec-14
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Amphibians
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Amphibian, Australia, Burrowing Frog, Frog, Ornate Burrowing Frog, Platyplectrum ornatum, Wildlife
Photo Info

Dimensions4497 x 2998
Original file size3.29 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken8-Dec-14 22:33
Date modified9-Dec-14 17:55
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length150 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/200 at f/18
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 320
Metering modePattern
Platyplectrum ornatum

Platyplectrum ornatum

Platyplectrum ornatum (Ornate Burrowing Frog)

IUCN Status: Least Concern.

As their common name suggests, this species excavate a burrow with their read legs and disappear most of the time. However after heavy rain (like the storms we had yesterday) they come to the surface. That make's finding them when spotlighting this individual right near our house relatively easy.

Ornatum max out at about 5cm length, but this individual was about 3cm. Their colouration varies dramatically from individual to individual, which will be obvious when I upload photos of another individual I shot when I was just starting out with frogs. Further, when exposed to room lighting for a few minutes while I looked in my field guide, this individual change from the nice brown patterning evident in this photo, to more or less a solid, featureless, very dark brown.