Taken 30-Aug-13
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Amphibians
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Keywords:Australia, Frog, Green Tree Frog, Litoria caerulea, Wildlife
Photo Info

Dimensions4485 x 3012
Original file size2.65 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken30-Aug-13 22:35
Date modified27-Feb-16 21:59
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length150 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/200 at f/20
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Litoria caerulea

Litoria caerulea

Litoria caerulea (Green Tree Frog)

Status: Least Concern.

Putting on my Sheldon Cooper hat for a second: Do you want to hear an interesting factoid about Green Tree Frogs? Yes you say, OK great.

This was the first species of frog identified in Australia, and one was taken back to England by Joseph Banks where it was kept till the Germans, seeing it's strategic value, blew it up in WW2.

Tell me more you say! Ok here goes.

The species was originally called the "blue frog" because the specimens were sent back England in alcohol, which destroyed the yellow pigment in their skin, so all that could be seen was the remaining blue pigment. This just goes to prove how untrustworthy science is. ;-)

Please note the wink. It's scary to think I know people that might agree.