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Cane toad - Rhinella marina

Cane toad - Rhinella marina
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-01-14
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC RX 100, Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-03-19 2:01
Viewed: 1043
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A night in Costa Rica :
others might enjoy a beer at the bar, I was going out and listening for strange sounds. "Toctoc, toctoc" announced a Cane toad male (Rhinella marina or Bufo marinus, El Sapo gigante, Agakröte. Bufonidae). It is huge and known to eat "everything", dead and living. It has been widely introduced in tropical regions to fight against pest insects like the Sugarcane beetle. Like all toads, it is armed against predators by a skin poison, bufotoxin, look at the giant glands behind the eye ...
The shot had to be taken with a compact camera and its built-in flash

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Lieber Dieter,
eindrucksvolle Momentaufnahme einer nächtlichen Begegnung, in die Dich Dein steter Forscherdrang geführt hat. Dein kurz gehaltener informativer Begleittext vermittelt dazu alles Nötige, um als Betrachter die Situation aus nächster Nähe miterleben und von Deinem Forscherdrang mitgerissen zu werden.
Mit Dank und herzlichem Gruss,

hello Dietrich very nice picture of this big one
good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Dietrich,
Beautiful picture of this Toad. Well use of flash here. Details look very good. Informative NOTE too.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-03-19 15:47]

Hi Dietrich,finally something of "common". A species that i seen me too in Brazil,a magnificent capture of this male from above with a perfect use of flash,bright colors and fine details too. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2018-03-20 9:12]

Lieber Dieter,
Noch ein sehr schönes Bild aus Costa Rica. Diese Agakröte hast du perfekt erwischt, sie ist eins mit der Umgebung. Hast sie gesehen, weil sie toc toc machte, aber gegessen hat sie dich nicht :-)
Herzliche Grüsse

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