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alpine newt

alpine newt
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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: 2006-04-04
Categories: Amphibians
Exposure: f/9.5, 1/185 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Amphibians - Salamanders & Newts 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-11 9:54
Viewed: 3990
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It's a real pleasure to see this Alpine newt floating in the water. It seems like he can't seem to make up his mind: to surface of to sink down. I caught this newt in a local pond and took it to my aquarium. However I could spend enough time for a nice composition, it isn't easy to find the right flashlight setup. Even in this picture you can see some spots on the wall of my aquarium. Havent' found out yet how to get rid of them in PP.
After two hours I let the (poor) model go....

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  • Rolf Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 27] (196)
  • [2006-08-11 10:29]

Wow... Cool shot of this flyaing guy :)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-08-11 11:14]

Superb! How do you get a shot like this? Fantastic colour against the dark background and so sharp!
TFS, Ulla

great 'flying' newt. thanks, Ori

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-08-11 12:07]

this is cool! excellent idea, jacob! :-)
to get rid of the spots you could use the "healing spot-tool" in photoshop - i would have done a workshop, but i do not see any or do you mean the grey "dust" on the left and above of him?
anyway, a well composed photo with a great "floating" pose,
nice colors and good use of the flash.
well done & take care, thorsten.

Very nice shot

Surprenant! On a l'impression que la bÍte vole! Belles couleurs

hello Jacob
this is a very good picture and also funny+ it looks like flying on the air+ colours are good
and your water must be very clear to get such a photo.


A very unusual shot, it looks like he is flying. If you hadn't explained in the note, I would have thought he was flying, the image is so clear. I'm not sure about the amount of space around the edges, I can't decide whether more or less would have looked better.

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-09-06 14:47]

Very cool shot and nice POV. I first thought it was a lizard jumping when looking at the thumbnail. :) Very beautiful lighting and great colors. Very nice.

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  • kona Silver Star Critiquer [C: 35 W: 3 N: 0] (875)
  • [2006-09-10 20:42]

Superb capture, magnificent lighting and movement!,Best wishes, kona

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  • TBW Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
  • [2006-09-13 5:51]

Great composition, its very unusual! The look on the guys face is very funny, jsut like you said - cant decide wether to float or sink.
Good job!

hello Jacob!

amazing photo, just perfect! TFS!


Oh! Good composition, i like a lot the verticality!
and absolutly well focused in movment!

Good job, thanks for share it!

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