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European Green Toad

European Green Toad
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-01
Categories: Amphibians
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
Viewed: 2547
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bufo viridis.
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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interesting photograph of green toad. good clarity and naturality. tfs.

Hi Pierre,
Great exposure in their natural environment. Good eye contact, natural colours and detail complimented with a low POV. Well done.
Best regards,

  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-05-31 10:46]

Hello Pierre.
Very good capture of this wonderful frogs. Very good details POV and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [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

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