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Asiatic Toad

Asiatic Toad
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-12
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS, Digital ISO-400
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-12 3:40
Viewed: 4622
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Whilst camping in Phu Wiang National Park, I found this Asiatic Toad (Duttaphrynus melanostictus), which can grow to 120mm in length.
One of the commonest of true toads in Southeast Asia, it occurs in a variety of habitats in both rural and urban areas. At night it can easily be found on grass lawns, and on paths and roads. Concrete drains are also a favoured habitat, and the species can withstand brackish water.

There is considerable colour variation through their distribution, but the species is easily identified by the presence of pronounced paratoid glands (a raised ridge behind the eye) and the lines of dark warts along the sides and ventrum.

It ranges from Sri Lanka to Southern China, and down through Thailand, West Malaysia and Singapore to western Indonesia and the island of Borneo.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-07-12 4:12]

Hi Chris.
What a cute creature. Its solid look and pose are simply amazing. Flash work is excellent. Details are perfect. Framing of the scene is great too. Well done and kind regards.

Hello Chris,

a nice frogpicture.
Good low pov, detailswith fine natural colours.


Ciao Chris, beautiful portrait of Asiatic Toad, splendid sharpness, beautiful natural colors and wonderful details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo Chris,
a very beautiful portrait of this Asiatic Toad, superb sharpness with fine details, excellent low POW and nice composition.
Best regards

Ciao Chris. Good use of the flash for an intersting capture in good sharp and details. Best compliments.


hello Chris
this is also a very nice picture
good details and great sharpness with beautifulcolours
greeting lou

Hello Chris
A great photo of this big toad,clear details of the skin

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2010-07-16 8:56]

Hi Chris
Very nice picture of this toad


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-07-17 2:23]

Hello Chris,
it might be a simple shot and an easy shot. to me, this common toad is no longer in abundance in my country,
Always good to see it again here with clarity and sharpness intact.
I like the sharp eye and the warts are its features.
nicely viewed features.


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