In June this year I spent a few days on the Island Ometepe in Nicaragua. While going for a walk along the lake board I came across this species of toad. First I did not see it because its skin is almost as grey as the stones. As I got too close it jumped away and that's when I noticed it. It almost gave me a freight - they are at least 20-30cm long. Big fat toads.
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jassy (1065) 2006-11-01 22:53
This is an extremely good close-up of a fine-looking toad. The toad and the rocks are very sharp, and I like seeing the background waves out of focus but still discernible. They frame your big fat toad very nicely. Well seen and well executed!
hickthom (358) 2006-11-01 23:20
This toad is very strange, never seen one like that. I like the sharpness of the image, making the toad very real indeed..
Leventissa (127) 2006-11-02 0:51
What a toad!
This is an excellent shot -- well done as a photo, and educational with a bit of humor in that toad's expression.
You will do well with this shot!
zenskat (656) 2006-11-02 0:53
The face only a mother could love. you did really well here with a moving target here Christian, the wave in the background timed to perfection and narrow depth of field used to great effect. well done, jez
fayeulle (27827) 2006-11-02 1:13
Une photo extraordinaire qui nous traine dans l'imaginaire de la préhistoire.
mundocuadro (10) 2006-12-13 10:36
Hi Christian, great capture. Love the sharpness of the toad and the lighting - both flash and natural. The slight tilt gives a spontaneous feel, which I suppose it had to be considering how shy our friend must be, and makes the clarity of this photo even more remarkable.
Looking forward to seeing these toads when I visit Nicaragua next year!
Hellas (6879) 2009-04-02 23:18
Clear, sharp, crisp, well composed and well lighten! Wonderful macro, indeed!
Thanks for sharing.
Greetings from Greece,
- Copyright: Christian Roth (rocketrouge) (509)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-06-02
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon Digital IXUS 50
- Exposure: f/4.9, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Frogs & Toads [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-01 21:58
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