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Pelobates cultripes

Pelobates cultripes
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Copyright: Jacob van der Weele (Bufo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2002-05-20
Categories: Amphibians
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-10 14:04
Viewed: 4268
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Toad from the iberian peninsula. This Western spatefoot had to cross the road to migrate from his land habitat to the waters of Rio Tietar in Extremadura, Spain. Driving late a night we came across a huge migration of all kinds of herpetofauna. Frogs, toads, salamanders and snakes. We stopped at every animal to remove it from the road. I know, it doesn't really help, because many animals return to the road to look for partners. But even if we saved only one toad from becoming a road pizza we did at least something.
Funny sight to see these toads jump around, at least 40 cm's up in the air. This one was quite flabbergasted to see this bright flashlight in the middle of the night.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-11-10 15:01]

Hello Jacob,
besides butterflies and other insects I also like amphibians. You have captured this one in the darkness very well. Sharpness and point of view are pretty good.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Jacob,
Great details in your chubby little friend!
Close-up work is well done...
Well composed image with natural colours!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-11 4:37]

Ahh...the one that got away :))
Of all the three species of the genus, this one doesn't live in Romania...so it got away :))
A very beatiful capture, Jacob, and one the surprises the two key elements characteristic to this genus - night life and those splendid eyes with their vertical pupil :)
Great low POV, nice sharpness and DOF and the light is well managed.
Graet work!
Cheers and have a great weekend

very nice, iot is very rare in my country, TFS Ori

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-11 22:44]

Hello Jacob

Well done,I like to save as many as I can too.This toad shows well,,with very good POV and details.The textures and colours show well,and the eye is in good focus.TFS


Excellent night shot!
Deatiled and well composed.

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