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spring eager

spring eager
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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: 2009-04-04
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Canon 350D, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC, @ ISO 400, Hoya UV Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Amphibians of Europe, Fungui of Europe, Amphibians and reptiles of Poland [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-04-18 18:04
Viewed: 4526
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yes, the spring has definitely come to Poland - trees are green and in full bloom, toads are completing their mating season...

In one of the very rare moments I can devote to TN I would like to share with you this photo of common male toad waiting eagerly for a female to come. Of course it's something you can see almost everywhere every spring but I have not posted it for its rarity. It's just may way to say "Hello, I haven't abandoned you for ever. I'm still around wating as eagerly as this toad for more time to come allowing me to be with you more often!!!".

Thanks for stopping by :-)
Best greetings for the coming season!

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Very nice picture Michal. The toad is just bright enough that it pops right out of the picture. I like the positioning of the toad as well. It's a very good and angle and pose. TFS

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2009-04-18 23:14]

Bardzo ładna ropucha, bardzo dobrze wykorzystałeś światło nie ma odbić w wodzie przez to widać całą ropuchę.

Czesc Misiu
A co to motyl? Troche taki niezgrabny, nogi rostawone, oczy wybaluszone ;-) Fajnie zobaczyc taka wiosenna fotke. Ladnie oswietlony zwierzak i podoba mi sie tlo z lisci

PS A co do mojego bielinka to masz racje. Bawilem sie z tym zdjeciem w PS dawno temu a teraz nie mialem w domu oryginalnych plikow zeby to zrobic jeszcze raz a faktycznie troche przeostrzylem

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-04-19 3:27]

Hi Michal.
Wonderful picture. Pictured frog looks like in-flight in cosmos. Great use of lights and darks. Very impressive scene at whole and excellent sharpness of the photo model. My best wishes and compliments.

Witaj, Michal,
Excellent shot! I like your work! Fine colours and good POV! Pozdrawiam!

Hello Michal,
Super shot of this toad in clear water with excellent BG of decaying leaves. It looks like as if it is doing sky diving in Grand Canyons ;) TFS

hello Michal!
really amazing this capture with the amphibian that you can enjoy the sweet swim on a carpet of autumn leaves......
good light in the enviroment ...

greetings sERGIO

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