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Copyright: Radomir Jaskula (cicindela) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1223 W: 0 N: 3103] (9226)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-31
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400, 35-105 mm 1:4,5-5,6, @ ISO 50
Exposure: f/6.8
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Frogs and Toads, Amphibians of Europe, Amphibians and reptiles of Poland, Dedications at Trek Nature, Amphibians (Amphibia) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-06 6:59
Viewed: 5051
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today short come back to herpetofauna of Poland, with the first toad species photographed by me this year :>

In Poland there are only three (but also all European) species of family Bufonidae: Bufo calamita, B. viridis, and species presented here on the picture - Bufo bufo. All of them are protected by Polish law.

Except family Bufonidae, in Poland there are also amphibians belonging to families Bombinatoridae (2 species in one genus), Ranidae (5 species from one genus), Pelobatidae (1 species), Hylidae (1 species), and Salamandridae (5 species from two genera). Here you can see some of these species :>

The world fauna of Bufonidae includes about 35 genera and more that 480 species.

Bufo bufo is known from Japan to Spain, and it is the most common Bufonidae species in Poland, easy to find almost everywhere (forests, opean areas, sometimes even in the gardens in big cities).
Population from Central Europe belongs to nominative subspecies.

And last, but not least - because this is a Bufo species I would like to dedicate it to Jacob (Bufo) (but of course there is no connection with the title ;>).

Hope you will like it ;>

jmp, fartash, extramundi, uleko, delic, Adanac, cedryk, Janice, GLEM, horia, izler, jcoowanitwong, JORAPAVI, mikou, Alex99, dew77, IulianGherghel, boreocypriensis has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To meyerd: ugly ??cicindela 1 04-08 18:28
To horia: pictures :)cicindela 1 04-07 15:11
To Janice: :>cicindela 1 04-07 04:36
To delic: toads, frogs...cicindela 1 04-06 18:41
To marcin: dzieki! :)cicindela 1 04-06 14:11
To claudine: kisses :)cicindela 1 04-06 13:50
To ramthakur: frog or a toadcicindela 1 04-06 13:46
To Argus: kiss or not to kiss :)cicindela 1 04-06 13:28
To uleko: no kisses? why? ;>cicindela 1 04-06 09:23
To extramundi: 3d effeccicindela 1 04-06 08:48
To Justi: witam! :)cicindela 1 04-06 08:46
To jmp: kisses ;>cicindela 1 04-06 08:44
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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-04-06 7:17]
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Hi Radomir,
Yes, this face is crying kiss me! for an standard human sensibility:-) Perfect focus, pov, gesture, texture, exposure and picture:-)
TFS, José M.

Hello Radomir
What a great shot from Bufonidae family,
Excellent sharpness and lighting,
Great compo, Welldone.


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  • Justi (14)
  • [2007-04-06 7:46]
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Udane zdjêcie.Dobra jako¶æ...i bardzo interesuj±cy model :) Opis zdjêcia te¿ genialny!

Helo Radomir.
Very lovely potrait from top to bottom.
I like everything, but specially exposure and the slipery touch that magenta reflections add to the skin of this handsome prince :) Makes a lovely 3D effect.
I liked to see this one, TFS.
Regards, Felipe.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-06 9:11]
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Hello Radomir,
No thanks, I think I'd rather kiss a Tree Frog!! Terrific shot though showing very sharp details and excellent colours. Great POV - it really looks as if it is going to jump at you any minute!
TFS and all the best, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-06 10:29]
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Hello Radomir,
Fine sharp capture of the front view of a Common Toad. The high quality in terms of sharpness, comp. and lighting make this a fine dedication to Jacob.
However I am sure he is not inspired to kiss this species as the secretions from its paratoid glands can cause nasty irritations to the mucous membrane of the lips!
TFS and enjoy your holidays.

Oh no, you are too ugly!
Great portrait of fantastic bufo with lovely details, splendid light and colors, excellent sharpness, wonderful composition, bravo Radomir, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Radomir,
Thanks for sharing this amazing animal.
Especially the eyes are so beautiful and colourful.

Hello Radomir,
Yes, I like it a lot but I would not kiss it I guess :))) This is a very good POV with superb texture caught. Details, exposure and composition are just great too! This is a very nice and funny post! Thanks,

Is it incorrect to call it simply a frog or a toad, Radomir? If so, why?
Uncomfortably close shot :-)! Looks like its gonna jump at me!!
Those bulging eyes are very well captured.

porazajaca ostrosc, swietne

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-04-06 15:58]
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Hello Radomir,
That's one grumpy sucker. Sharply rendered with good depth of field. The shining colors in the eyes are amazing. Well done my friend.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-06 18:41]

Hello Radomir,
Superb image that you have captured with amazing details and vibrant colors, I love the point of view on this composition ,thanks for sharing.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-04-06 20:45]

Zachecajacy tytul, ciekawe co na to Jacob :-)
Ladne POV no i fajny efekt swiatla na grzbiecie.

Hello to my other friend from Lodz. Radomir, you can't have kissed this beauty because if you did she would have turned into a princess!! Or Prince!
Good shot - you show him off so clearly. Well done

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-04-07 11:39]

Salut Radomir
il a l'air de bouder notre amis :) il fallait le chatouiller pour le faire sourire un peu.
Superbe image, la netteté est géniale, la couleur des yeux bien restituée.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-07 14:38]
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Hi Radek

Another lovely herpeto photo from you, my friend!
I really like the POV here and it really makes this "little" Bufo seem even larger than it really is :)
The details and colors are lovely and the DOF is well managed, too.
I think you used NeatImage on this one (i could be worng, in which case please accept my apologies) and that ruined the textures a little, but the rest is nicely out of focus.
Also, i would be curious of a Bufo calamita shot from you...since we don't have any here...maybe you'll get a chance on the following outings :)

Anyway, Bravo, TFS and Happy Easter!

Parades Radomir. Interesting motive. Just a perfect shot. Very well done. tfs. Stev

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-04-07 17:11]

Hello Radomir,
This is a beautiful capture, excellent macro work with great detail and colour. Very well done!even so ı dont wanna to kiss it :)Thanks so much for sharing

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-04-08 5:51]

hello radomir
this ugly amphibian is giving nice pose and smiling to you :). it looks ready to jumping.
composition, point of view, colours, sharpness, details and informative note are great
thanks for sharing

No, I won't (kiss him, i mean).
Dear Radomir,
what I was interested in was the golden eyes, and you did them justice! Once more, an ugly creature turned into a beauty by macro.
Thanks for presenting ,
My best regards,

Hi Radomir,
Beautiful presentation. I like this sharply focus picture. Skin texture is well shown and lovely eyes. Very well done and tfs.

bonjour radomir
je ne sais qui a eu l'idée dans la litterature de le faire passer pour un prince charmant transformé par une sorciere mais même si la photo est tres reussi,je ne lui ferais pas un bisous pour le liberer!!!
excellente netteté et DOF.

Hola Radomir,
Excelente primer plano, los detalles son muy buenos así como la pose. Un cordial saludo
José Ramón

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-04-14 7:22]

Hi Radomir.
This is excellent close-up.I like her pose and your used point of view and beautiful sharp details on eyes and on head.Colors are amazing and very interesting is her wet skin.Well done.
Best gretings Milos.

  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-04-16 4:41]

Hello Radomir,
Great picture of this toad.
Great position, sharpness and lighting.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-17 11:29]

Hi Radomir.
Very impressive glance and serious intention of the frog and excellent your POV. Great DOF and perfect reporting of all details of the animal including polish of the skin. Well done and TFS.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-04-18 11:40]

Hello Radomir,
Wonderful portrait.Eye contact,expression on face and framing are excellent.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-04-24 9:31]

No way!!!
She's poisonous.........says who?!
Greets, Bufo....eh...Jacob

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-08 22:51]

Hello Radomir

A wonderful POV and excellent DOF.The image is well focused with razor sharp detail.Great eye contact.very good colour saturation.TFS


Excelent shot.
In Romania i see this toad very many times but i don't have the chance to photo in this position.
The colors are great and fous axcelent.
Well done!
Best regards,

Hi Friend Radomir
A splendid toad with lovely details and great sharpness, wonderful light and good colors! Also a nice dedication to our joint friend Jacop! I sured that he liked this:)
My best regards,


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