|Copyright: Arnie McNally (TARMAC) (78)|
|Date Taken: 2010-06-27|
|Camera: Canon 450D, 58 mm uv Hoya|
|Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-08-12 12:38|
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|A visitor to the Villa we rented in Dalyan|
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Welcome to TN even with a toad from Turkey:) fine use of flash but it could be beter to use a much higher f/ value (i.e. smaller aperture) to keep overall parts in focus MF! The head part here is relatively out of focus MF!
On this beauty: this is Bufo bufo (Common Toad)[in Turk. Siğilli Kurbağa, Kazan Kurbağası]. It is found over most of Europe except Ireland, Corsica, Sardinia, the Balearics, Malta, Crete, Cyprus and some other smaller islands. It is also distributed in NW Africa and W Asia with a vertical distribution changing between the sea level and 3000 m.
It is the the largest toad species in Europe and Turkey. Adults up to 15cm long, but there is geographical variation in size and females are larger than males. It is heavily built with a horizontal pupil, very warty skin and prominent paratoid glands (in the posterior of eyes) that are slightly oblique. Eye is deep gold or copper-coloured. Males do not have external vocal sac. Dorsum usually brownish, but varying from sandy to almost brick-red, rich dark brown, greyish or occasionally olive. Tends to be fairly uniformly coloured, but may have darker blotches and patches. Belly usually is whitish or grey, often with darker marbling.
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Have a nice night!