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Copyright: Michal Grabowski (cedryk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-08
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000, 28-105 mm, @ ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Montenegro
Theme(s): Frogs and Toads, Amphibians of Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-09 12:54
Viewed: 6253
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common toad (Bufo bufo)

The picture was taken in the Biogradska Gora National Park in Montenegro. This was an amazingly big toad - one of many inhabiting a camp site, having burrows below the camp lights. Every night these toads were hunting for moths circling around the light - no wonder they grew so huge :-)

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Very nice macro fo a start, Michal.
I like the pose. Well composed, good details and nice colours.
Very well done.

Welcome to TN

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-07-09 16:16]

Nice portrait Michal. Excellent focus - perfect details of the "face" and composition is very nice too. Very good first performance.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-10 4:22]
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An excellent first performance, Michal. Great eye catching
Nice composition and point of view.

I wish you the most cordial welcome on TrekNature.
In the pleasure to admire your next posts and to read your notes and critics.
Thank you for sharing so beautifull pictures and for the enjoyment which they give us.

hello:) witaj:) jak zwal to zwal:D wspaniale ze dolaczyles do nas:) serdecznie witam na TN:D mam nadzieje, ze zostaniesz z nami dluzej:D


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-10 16:01]

Swietny portret ropuchy. Podoba mi sie omszale otoczenie, gest lapa, a przede wszystkim oczy. Niesamowite, juz wiem dlaczego w Sredniowieczu ludzie klasyfikowali ropuchy jako wyslannikow diabla ;-)

A tak w ogole to witamy na TN!

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2005-08-01 12:42]

Zdravo Michal!
Odlichen portret.Bravo.
Best wishes and regards,

This one has great clarity and focus with an impressive amount of light too.
I think a smaller aperture would have helped to separate the subject from the BG though.
Those eyes are incredible!

Hello Michal,

Thats a great capture of this frog. Nice naturel colours. Sharp and full of details. I'm agree with the remarks from KellEY. If you use a smaller aperture the BG disappears a bit. Regards and TFS Bob

Lovely and beautiful capture. Excellent focus

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