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Postby Evan » Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:35 pm

Hey Guys,

I have recently gotten into using Wikipedia. If you don't know what it is, it is an encyclopaedia which anyone can edit. Over the past two years, it has become very popular, and the information on there is now very good (with about 800,000 articles).

I created the Green tree frog article (although it is called White's tree frog, as every country has their own green tree frog), and gotten it to featured article status. I am planning on creating more articles as time goes on.

Now, the reason I am posting this here, is because the Australian frog articles on Wikipedia are quite lacking, and was hoping that frog enthusiests, like yourselves, might be interested in contributing. One of the best ways I think it is possible, would be to add photos of different species of frogs. Currently, I have uploaded: Litoria caerulea, Litoria peronii and Litoria fallax (with a lot more to go). However, I do not have access to photos of many species some of you have as pets.

To upload a photo, you must create an account, and follow the instructions on the site. Make sure to include the copyright information! If you do not know how to properly add the photo to the article after you have uploaded it, you could just ask me, and I will do it for you.

It would be really good, to get some great quality photos of frogs here, so I will give some tips as to what Wikipedians want. It is best to upload as large a picture as possible. This means, crop it, but do not resize your photos. Secondly, and most importantly, you need good lighting, background and focus. A problem I have noticed with the photos uploaded here, is that they are usually out of focus. If you are using a digital camera, make sure that the macro mode is on. This is usually a small tulip button. Before you take the photo, try as hard as you can to focus the image. Most digital cameras allow you to press the button half way down to focus the image. Make sure that the little box that appears (which denotes where the image is focused) is on the frog, and not the background. For lighting, it is best to have the frog outside during the day. Most digital cameras will automatically adjust to the light. Flash is not good for photographing frogs. The background should look as much like the natural habitat of the frog as possible, although you don't need to worry too much with that.

I am currently in need of any Australian frog, except Litoria fallax, peronii and caerulea. I would also really like a photo of a brown L. caerulea to illustrate the article a little better.

If you would like to contribut to an article, just do it. Add information which is missing or wrong, or create new articles.

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Postby Edgee » Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:52 am

One of my gtfs comes out pretty dark(almost black) when he wakes up so I'll see what I can do tonight.
Can also supply photos of L.Chloris and L.Gracilenta.
I'll shrink them and get them to you or the site tomorrow.

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Postby Evan » Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:23 pm

Green and Golden Bell Frog is the featured article today. All you have to do is go to the main page of Wikipedia (at en.wikipedia.org), and it is staring you in the face! Be quick though, it will be gone tomorrow morning.

This was mostly written Froggydarb from these forums. To see my favourite article, which I worked heaps on, check out frog. It was on the main page ages ago.

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Postby Brad M » Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:44 pm

This is a list of all the Aussie frog articles on Wiki with pics. If you have pics of any other frogs you could PM Evan or myself and send them over email, or create your own account (thats if you are willing to have you photos uploaded of course :D )

1. Cane Toad Bufo marinus
2. Striped Burrowing Frog, Cyclorana alboguttata
3. Giant Frog, Cyclorana australis
4. Short-footed Frog, Cyclorana brevipes
5. New Holland Frog, Cyclorana novaehollandiae
6. Rough Frog, Cyclorana verrucosa
7. Slender Tree Frog, Litoria adelaidensis
8. Green and Golden Bell Frog, Litoria aurea
9. Mountain Stream Tree Frog, Litoria barringtonensis
10. Booroolong Frog, Litoria booroolongensis
11. Tasmanian Tree Frog, Litoria burrowsae
12. Australian Green Tree Frog, Litoria caerulea
13. Red-eyed Tree Frog, Litoria chloris
14. Blue Mountains Tree Frog, Litoria citropa
15. Bleating Tree Frog, Litoria dentata
16. Brown Tree Frog, Litoria ewingii
17. Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog, Litoria fallax
18. Freycinet's Frog, Litoria freycineti
19. Dainty Green Tree Frog, Litoria gracilenta
20. White-lipped Tree Frog, Litoria infrafrenata
21. Jervis Bay Tree Frog, Litoria jervisiensis
22. Broad Palmed Frog, Litoria latopalmata
23. Lesueur's Frog, Litoria lesueurii
24. Littlejohn's Tree Frog, Litoria littlejohni
25. Motorbike Frog, Litoria moorei
26. Rocket Frog, Litoria nasuta
27. Southern Leaf Green Tree Frog, Litoria nudidigitus
28. Pearson's Green Tree Frog, Litoria pearsoniana
29. Peron's Tree Frog, Litoria peronii
30. Leaf Green Tree Frog, Litoria phyllochroa
31. Growling Grass Frog, Litoria raniformis
32. Revealed Frog, Litoria revelata
33. Common Mist Frog, Litoria rheocola
34. Roth's Tree Frog, Litoria rothi
35. Desert Tree Frog, Litoria rubella
36. Magnificent Tree Frog, Litoria splendida
37. Tyler's Tree Frog, Litoria tyleri
38. Whistling Tree Frog, Litoria verreauxii
39. Stoney Creek Frog, Litoria wilcoxi
40. Orange-thighed Frog, Litoria xanthomera
41. Australian Lace-lid, Nyctimystes dayi
42. Tusked Frog, Adelotus brevis
43. Giant Burrowing Frog, Heleioporus australiacus
44. Moaning Frog, Heleioporus eyrei
45. Fletcher's Frog, Lechriodus fletcheri
46. Marbled Frog, Limnodynastes convexiusculus
47. Eastern Banjo Frog, Limnodynastes dumerilii
48. Long-thumbed Frog, Limnodynastes fletcheri
49. Striped Marsh Frog, Limnodynastes peronii
50. Salmon-striped Frog, Limnodynastes salmini
51. Spotted Grass Frog, Limnodynastes tasmaniensis
52. Northern Banjo Frog, Limnodynastes terraereginae
53. Stuttering Frog, Mixophyes balbus
54. Great Barred Frog, Mixophyes fasciolatus
55. Fleay's Barred Frog, Mixophyes fleayi
56. Giant Barred Frog, Mixophyes iteratus
57. Northern Barred Frog, Mixophyes schevilli
58. Sudell's Frog, Neobatrachus sudelli
59. Ornate Burrowing Frog, Opisthodon ornatus
60. Pouched Frog, Assa darlingtoni
61. Eastern Sign-bearing Froglet, Crinia parinsignifera
62. Common Eastern Froglet, Crinia signifera
63. Tasmanian Froglet, Crinia tasmaniensis
64. Wallum Froglet, Crinia tinnula
65. Haswell's Froglet, Paracrinia haswelli
66. Red-crowned Toadlet, Pseudophryne australis
67. Bibron’s Toadlet, Pseudophryne bibronii
68. Red-backed Toadlet, Pseudophryne coriacea
69. Corroboree Frog, Pseudophryne corroborree
70. Large Toadlet, Pseudophryne major
71. Eungella Torrent Frog, Taudactylus eungellensis
72. Dusky Toadlet, Uperoleia fusca
73. Smooth Toadlet, Uperoleia laevigata
74. Red-groined Toadlet, Uperoleia rugosa
75. Tyler’s Toadlet, Uperoleia tyleri

Sorry for the long post.

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Postby angel_saza » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:22 pm

since when is the cane toad an aussie frog?

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Postby Evan » Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:10 am

We call humans "aussie".


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