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Smooth Newt

Smooth Newt
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Copyright: Demetrio Barros (Demetrio) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 139 W: 4 N: 168] (844)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-03
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D100, SIGMA APO HSM 50-500MM 1:4-6.3D
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Amphibians - Salamanders & Newts 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-04 6:44
Viewed: 4578
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The smooth newt is the most frequently seen newt. The other two are the great crested (Triturus cristatus) and the palmate newt (Triturus helvetica). Smooth newts are usually seen in small pools or clay puddles, but the surrounding land is equally important. Pools are used for breeding and are usually occupied between early spring and late summer. The surrounding land is used all year by immature newts and most newts spend winter on land.

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Very nice and indeed smooth. It looks like flying in the air. Thanks, Ori

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-09-04 14:05]

Hi Demetrio, this is a very nice shot. The composition is great and you've got some great details in there. Lovely lighting and colours. Well done.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-09-05 9:00]

Hi Demetrio,
Very interesting subject and a good shot. The details and composition are both fine.
Good work.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-09-05 11:16]

Hello Demetrio!
Wonderful capture.POV,framing,DOF,clear details sharpness and composition are excellent.

Very nice shot, Demetrio.
Good composition, good details and colouers.
Well done.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-09-13 18:53]

The pciture is very nice Demetrio - but just one comment - the newt is not the smooth newt (Triturus vulgaris) but an adult female of the great creasted newt (Triturus cristatus). In case of doubts look at www.herp.it
Best regards,

Unusual colourcombination, funny watercolour indeed!

Very nice compo and details in the newt. We don't have them here in SA. Hope to see a live one. Well done.

Hi Demetrio,
Curious photo to me, looks like it´s floating in the air.
Good composition and details, and background colour as well.

great macro with nice details, colour, composition and light!
Good Note!
Thanks Ana:)

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-02-06 8:50]

Hello Demetrio,
Nice capture of this lovely Newt in beautiful pose,
great details and very nice composition,
regards, Dejan

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