European Green Toad
|Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2)
|Date Taken: 2012-05-01|
|Camera: Canon Powershot SX 30 IS|
|Exposure: f/5.8, 1/250 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-05-31 0:33|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
At a small waterplace for sheep on about 1000 meters above sea level, there were 3 Toads singing in their typical way - loud and penetrating.
The toads eat a variety of insects and invertebrates, mainly crickets, meal worms, small butterflies, earthworms, moths, beetles and caterpillars.
European green toads will change their colour in response to heat and light changes, but to a greater degree than others. Also similar to other toads, the European green toad has glands behind its neck that secrete a toxin when the toad is threatened. Female toads are larger than males and can lay 9,000 to 15,000 eggs at a time. They can reach a maximum size of 6 inches, but growth to this size is rare.
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- [2012-05-31 0:49]
interesting photograph of green toad. good clarity and naturality. tfs.
Great exposure in their natural environment. Good eye contact, natural colours and detail complimented with a low POV. Well done.
- [2012-05-31 10:46]
Very good capture of this wonderful frogs. Very good details POV and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.Best regards Siggi
- [2012-05-31 11:12]
Hi Pierre,a very nice pic and a original point of view and composition,great quality despite the difficult situation,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
nice hide, TFS Ori