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Bufo woodhousii fowleri

Bufo woodhousii fowleri
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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-28
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Fuji FinePix S3100
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-16 16:21
Viewed: 3931
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Last year this one was a frequent visitor in my garden. One night I did have the camera near by.

Fowler's Toad, Bufo woodhousii fowleri. This species closely resembles the American Toad in appearance, but breeds later in the summer, and its call is distinctive. Physically, Fowler's Toads can be distinguished from the American Toad by their 3 or more warts on the large spots on their back, their unspotted chest and belly, and
their parotoid gland which touches the cranial ridge behind the eye.


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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-03-16 16:28]

quak, quak, you have something like this
in your garden? i´d be scared to go there..*g*.
great shot, sky! :-)
i like the composition with the
big, not-so-nice looking toad on the one
and the green fern on the other side.
well done & take care, thor.

Well done,with good detail and comp.nice framework to go with it...
Excellent capture...

Hi Sky,
You can almost feel the texture of this guy it shows so well. Nice composition, and the detail is excellent. Looks great!

Hello Sky,
I won't say she's beautiful, but at least your image is interesting!
A fine composition, also leaving a good impression of the habitat...
Pleasant colours & details!
Pablo -

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-03-17 2:41]
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Hi Sky
Did you give it a kiss to see if it is not perhaps your handsome prince? Maybe you are the reason that he remained locked up in that awful toady body for so long.
I like your composition very much. The vegetation gives extra colour to the shot since the toad and the surrounding areas are much the same colour. I do not have a problem with the fact that the overall lighting is somewhat darkish as in this case I think it adds to the atmosphere of the specific photo. DOF is fine showing good detail on the toad.
Great work. TFS.

Great pose. It looks like a mobster that controls the frog society of your garden!

Regards, Petru

Hallo Sky, könnte fast eine Perlenhandtasche sein! ;-)) Was ich jetzt aber durch Dich, also auch TN, gelernt habe, daß es sich hier um eine Fowlerkröte handelt. (gehört zur Gruppe der Nectophrynoides vivipara und ist eine lebendgebärende Kröte) Das ist das so schöne an TN, man lernt erstens eine Menge in etwa gleichgesinnter Menschen weltweit kennen und was genauso schön ist, man lernt unheimlich viel dazu. Ein sehr gutes Beispiel dafür ist Deine *schöne* Kröte. Flugs habe ich gegoogled und schon habe ich einiges über dieses Amphibientier erfahren. Die dicke Dame in dem Perlenkleid macht sich übrigens super im halbdunkeln. Sehr schönes, scharfes Foto. Jedoch nicht als Cover für den Playboy geeignet. Danke Sky, für das schöne, informative Krötenbild. Ich wünsche Dir und den Deinen ein schönes Wochenende.

Hello Sky, this is a very good photo. I like the mood of the slight darkness. It enhances the sinister look of the toad. Technicalities well taken care of. Well done!!

What a Great photo Sky,
Colors details, composed very well, BG framing, all just wonderful work, TFS Kyle

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-03-17 11:57]

Hi Sky,

This photo looks like a painting. Great work!
Composition and colors are wonderful.


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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-03-17 12:27]

it's a nice fat frog Sky,
very nice photo,. I think that the pov can be done better, but even that I like the composition and the good job here,
well done.
gr. jaap

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-03-18 11:10]
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hi Sky Fa. good composition and successful night shot. sharpness and dof are great. regards

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  • pat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 0 N: 125] (414)
  • [2006-03-18 14:15]
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Hi Sky,
Wow, excellent overall composition, that reminds me of an old oilpainting. Great DOF, good colour balance and lighting. Your eyes are readily attracted to this nice looking self contented toad. Thanks for showing, Patrick

Hallo Sky,
schöne Begegnung, sehr stimmungsvolles Foto.
Sehr gut getroffen, wie die Kröte aus dem geheimnisvollen Dunkel taucht.
Jetzt kommt mit dem Frühling bald wieder die Zeit der Krötenwanderungen.
Gute Gelegenheit, einem hübschen Wesen mit schönen Augen sicher über die Straße zu helfen.
Mit Dank und schönen Grüßen,


Nice shot. It remember me a character of Star war.
Thank you por posting.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-03-20 21:15]

Hello Sky, that's one big fat toad! Nice shot. Good composition although I think it could be a little bit sharper. Well done.

Nicely captured Sky,
Excellent sharp and clear detail. The colours are fantastic. Well composed and nicely exposed.
Thanks for posting, have a good week.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-04-25 1:02]

Nice composition, Sky! I like the dark colours. It´s curious that this ugly animal is so nice to see on the photos! I like it! Maybe could be his prince charm...

Great shot Sky! Details are very good.
Thanks for sharing.


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