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Copyright: Mn Gl (marjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-01
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Minolta Dimage Z1
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-01 3:12
Viewed: 4959
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Salamander (orig. from Persian: sām, Fire, and andarūn, Within) is the common name applied to approximately 500 species of amphibians with slender bodies, short legs, and long tails. The moist skin of the amphibians makes them particularly suited for habitats near water or under some protection on moist ground, usually in a swamp. Some species are aquatic throughout life, some take to the water intermittently, and some are entirely terrestrial as adults. Salamanders are not member of the lizard family. They are capable of regenerating lost limbs. The earliest known salamander date back 161 million years [citation needed], and were very similar to modern members of the Cryptobranchoidea.

The name derives from an old belief that salamanders could walk through fire, which is false.

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Hi Marjan,
the colours of the salamander is very nice.
The picture is well composed with a nice diagonal,
the details and sharpness are good.
Well done.

Hi Marjan!
Really a salamander is one of my favourite amphibian species from Europe. I had possibility to observe it in the wild only 2 times in my life, so every possibility to see it - even if only on the photo, is a great pleasure for me :)
The specimen from you picture is much more black than individuals from Poland, but it is still a very nice creature. Nice POV and DOF, bravo also for the note (I did not know that the name come from Persian! :>)
TFS and my best regards,

Hello Marjan
Very intersting shot of this Samandar,
Great focusing,lighting and composition,
Superb shot,Welldone. You found the persian root ,thank you man.

Good Luck

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