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"Peace Man"

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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-28
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, Canon 52mm close-up lens 250D
Exposure: f/8, 1/6 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-02-28 3:30
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
"Peace Man"
American Toad
Bufo Americanus

In the wild most American toads probably don't survive more than a year or two; the majority die before transforming from tadpoles into toadlets. However, they are capable of living much longer. Some toads have lived longer than 10 years in the wild, and there is a documented account of a captive toad that lived to the ripe old age of 36 and was killed by mistake.
American toads are mainly nocturnal, and are most active when the weather is warm and humid. They are solitary, congregating only at breeding ponds in the early summer and late spring. During the day American toads hide under rocks or logs or dig into dead leaves and soil. In regions with a cold winter, American toads dig deeper to hibernate. When digging they back in, pushing out dirt with their back legs.

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Taken at the Ecomuseum, Ste-Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada. Through glass. Tripod used.
I hope you like him.

LordPotty, dew77, red45, sAner, honza, Fisher, PDP, gerhardt, tsumeb, ellis49, willie, marhowie, hummingbird24 has marked this note useful
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To gerhardt: Your country is an elixir of Youth!Luc 3 02-28 17:02
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Wow,Luc!This is a great shot.What a knobbly character.Great POV and detail here.
I find toads most useful if you're ever staying in a hotel and the swimming pool is too crowded ;)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-02-28 3:40]

Great shot!Details and pose are perfect...TFS

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-02-28 3:56]

I love this mobster :-) Superb pose and quality but best of all is its hand. Look at that - it is showing us 'V for Victory' sign learned from Mr Churchill ;-) Great post.

Luc - you made next time unusual photo! I can't write you how wonderful is this photo with details, sharpness, pose...
Very good job!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-02-28 6:22]

Excellent picture! Razorsharp details and great compostion & POV. Really well done. Great pose aswell. :) TFS!

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-02-28 6:44]

Nice shot. Perfect composition and sharpness. Great details. My wife hates frogs, but I like them :-)

Great post Luc, great pose and good sharpness.
Well done.

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  • latek (14)
  • [2005-02-28 8:31]

Great picture , animals with human face.
Excellent sharpness, colours and DOF, nice one!

Excelent shot, Luc. You managed to capture alot of details, well done.


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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-02-28 13:51]

Hi Luc, this one has posed very well for you! I think he wants to be a model. Excellent composition and a very good POV. The details and note are great too. Well done.

"What is this with the three legs and long nose?" He wonders what you are doing at that time, Luc. It's a great shot. Impressive DOF. Is the shutterspeed correct 30s? I have never seen this species before Luc. TFS. Great shot!

Ouf! Quelle photo! La profondeur de champs impressionne beaucoup et ce regard! Beau spécimen. Pas certaine qu'il disait "peace man", il me semble un peu contrarié... par habitude! ;-)

This guy is really handsome and cute. Amazing DOF and focus. Superb photo Luc.

Very ugly but beautiful picture Luc.
Great sharpness, very good POV, exposure and colours.
Great work, my friend.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-01 10:37]

Luc, very nice title, great pov and composition. Great pose.

Sharpness, as usual, is perfect.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-03-01 11:59]

Taking time out I think Luc. He looks tired. Maybe you chased him around too much to get this superb shot. Very well done

Luc, Very well done...Peace Man! ;-)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-03-04 14:19]

Like him Luc? I love him and his peace sign! Excellent details and pose. Good job!

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