- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-04-26 4:21]
Hi My friend Joe:)
Lovely shot of these mating toads (Bufo bufo) in embracing (in scientific statements: amplexus) with superb DOF, lighting and composition. The dwarf male seems to be tired :-).
Have a nice weekend!
PS. A surprise is waiting for you :p
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-04-26 4:53]
Hello Dear Joey, I smiled once more at your picture, who but Joey would bring us this picture?!!! It is very well captured with great sharpness and dof, the colours are superb and it is most interesting. We started hearing the toads last night. It was their first night of chorus here! There is a lot of longing in their voices as they haven't been mating for a looooong time! Thanks,
P/S Isn't it funny, my comment is in italic!!!
- fragman (43778)
- [2008-04-26 5:32]
great pic, TFS Ori
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-04-26 6:35]
A lovely capture of this toad couple in mating scene. Excellent details, timing and well composed. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2008-04-26 7:25]
fine capture of the mating toads, excellent details captured, the dof is lovely and the colors are well saturated, you have used the sigma 180 to great advantage,
tfs & regards
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-04-26 7:47]
Very good point of view. I like it. Fill in isn't too much too.
Content is great as well as the mating moment of course.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-04-26 8:16]
Excellent use of so long macro lens system. I like your superb flash work, wonderful lowest POV and wide DOF. You managed to fill up in focus all heavy construction (two busy animals). Sharpness is terrific and smooth impressive BG is fine too. My compliments and TFS.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-04-26 8:44]
I don't remember this...Jane and I have been married for 43 years now..We had 7 children and none of this comes to mind:-) Jane is ill at the moment and my humour is slightly askance...I shall improve as she does. We are soul mates and when something is wring with her...it is with me as well...cheerio DotOrg.
- GLEM (10)
- [2008-04-26 9:12]
je dirait même "love attitude" ! c'est trop migon, même si le sujet n'est pas des plus esthétique qui soit. Magnifique POV, avec une netteté bien gérée sur l'ensemble.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-04-26 9:20]
You never cease to amaze me with the marvelous subjects you come upon to shoot. Mating Toads - who would expect to see that? And what a fantastic shot of them. Pure Joe - everything is perfect in this shot. Wonder what you'll find on your next walk.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-04-26 9:50]
Beautiful moment You catch here My friend.Very interesting document.
Exellent details in all the image. Great camera, lens and flsh use.
- matatur (5312)
- [2008-04-26 10:52]
Ha! A fine pair in the height of an amplexus Joe, the male looks quite spent but the female is still expectant. The lateral POV shows the pair in great detail and all around focus, the colours quite natural. Thanks for sharing this macro-scene my friend.
- jazdzurka (1055)
- [2008-04-26 13:47]
Very good photograph.
The sharpness is excellent. We can see the details of the toad's skin. And the background unifrom and soft - just perfect.
Thanks fro sharing
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-04-26 14:23]
Great shot - excellent low POV with wonderful detail and lighting.
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-04-26 20:25]
Very well timed capture Joe. Stunning image in superb sharpness and clarity. Well muted background and I like it. Thanks for sharing. Jusni
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-04-27 0:43]
Hi Joe, that's great!, splendid composition with wonderful couple in love, fantastic details and perfect focus, very well done, ciao Silvio
- zulfu (43)
- [2008-04-27 1:18]
Very nice close-up capture of this action image:). TFS.
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-04-27 7:55]
Hello Joe, Where on the earth you manage to get these shots. Excellent situation and lovely composition. Ganesh
- izler (44)
- [2008-04-28 5:06]
lucky day for you; wonderful capture and nice pose
i like composition, POV, DOF, light, colours and sharpness
- TAZ (10926)
- [2008-04-28 9:38]
Bonjour mon ami,
Joe, what are you looking at ? Amazing and funny shot !
The "+++" : composition, nice couple, POV, sharpness, DOF, blurred BG, light & exposure, warm colors...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations and thanks for sharing,
- arfer (0)
- [2008-04-29 10:21]
This is a classic.
The focus is spot on with wonderful sharpness.
The colours are rich and well saturated.
The textures of the skin are excellent,and the eyes are superb.
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2008-04-29 13:39]
Hello again Joey,
Wonderful control of the flash exposure on these tangled toads in the amplexus mode, the side profile shows these humpers off very well. You could create a book on Kama Sutra for toads and with as many toads there are in the world you would be rich...er... I mean wealthy with all the flies they paid you with. TFS
Cheers little Buddy,
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-04-29 20:22]
Those toads like their women big, she must be twice his size. Another outstanding image with the great quality we have come to expect from you. Fantastic work Joe, thanks for sharing.
- Ingrid1 (0)
- [2013-06-08 8:35]
Nice sharp lines. And I add your work to my theme "animals' Sex Life "toads work actually quite hard. I have observed in the evenings females walking/hopping long distances with the partner on their back.
I am not sure, if he is worn out, or if she wants to take him home :-)
Thanks for sharing
Greetings from South Africa