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The American toad

The American toad
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-10
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-07 7:25
Viewed: 1642
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, the American toad.

1/250s f/5.6 ISO1000 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).

From New Hampshire Public television website :

« Behavior
The American toad is usually nocturnal. It spends
daylight hours under cover. When cold weather arrives,
it burrows into the ground and hibernates.

Toads don't cause warts, but the American toad
produces a toxin in glands behind its eyes that can
be harmful if swallowed or if it gets in your eyes.

The toxin protects it from some predators. For predators
that aren't affected by the toxin, the American toad will
puff itself up so that it looks bigger. »



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Hallo Asbed
Beautiful atmosphere in this photo. Fantastic natural colours. Wonderful details and a good composition. I like this image.
Best regards and thanks for sharing.

Hello Asbed,
Nice to see your images. Remarkable photo and comments. This interesting specie has wonderful natural colors. The contrast against the background is superb. Very nice photo taken from a excellent POV.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Asbed. It seems strange to me that they burrow for the winter. I guess because the frost line is several feet down. But they survive.

I like the shot, but you could use more light. The sun is in and a flash might have helped here to bring out the skin pattern. I like the framing. It's a good profile shot. TFS Trevor

Hello Asbed-Beautiful picture of this Tod.Very good and well detailed.Excellent captured keeping its natural habitat.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-07 12:05]

Hello Asbed,
That's something different. Beautiful photo of this American Toad. Great sharpness, details and splendid colours. Taken from a very good POV.

Ciao Asbed, great capture of fantastic creature, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

I have never ever been able to register a frog leave alone a magnificent American nocturnal Toad such as this one.
Highly educative notes.
A lot of details. SUPERB!!!
Best and most kind regards,
P.S. I shall take our secret to my grave ...

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-07 16:06]

Hi Asbed,beautiful face to face from the ground of your forest,a big toad caught in an excellent way despite the difficult location,but too easy comparing with your jumping squirrels or in flight birds...ehhee..no doubts! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hallo Asbed
照的很漂亮 很美麗的青蛙 也很清晰
這青蛙真是特跌 第一次見到 色彩很鮮豔
照的很自然和漂亮 我喜歡
構圖也很美麗 真是好看

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-08-07 18:33]

Hello Asbed,
What a wonderful image of the American Toad. Taken from an attractive low POV while displaying excellent detail and beautiful colors. Looks absolutely great Asbed, I feel as though I could reach out and touch it.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-08-10 2:16]

Bonjour Asbed,
Même si ce n'est pas un oiseau, je pense que j'aurais trouvé le nom du photographe. Les couleurs naturelles, la manière de prendre la photo portent la signature Asbed. Une vraie beauté par sa coloration dorée, ce crapaud. Merci!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-08-12 9:03]

Hi, dear Asbed.
Top-quality image of the charming creature. All is perfect including ultimate details of the frog, impressive low POV, attractive natural surroundings and simply great colours. Bravo. Perfect close-up.
From hot Odessa yours Alexei.

Gran retrato! Felicitaciones, amigo.

Hernán Bortondello

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-08-17 10:11]

Hi Asbed,
Perfect sharpness details of this toad. Nice natural colors.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Asbed,
A very sharp picture of this American toad, great low point of view, a very well seen and well taken,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,

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