|Copyright: Jacob van der Weele (Bufo)
|Date Taken: 2002-05-20|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds|
|Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-11-10 14:04|
|[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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- [2006-11-10 15:01]
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
Great details in your chubby little friend!
Close-up work is well done...
Well composed image with natural colours!
- [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.
Cheers and have a great weekend
very nice, iot is very rare in my country, TFS Ori
- [2006-11-11 22:44]
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.