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Iberian spadefoot toad

Iberian spadefoot toad
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-11-18
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A450, Tamron 18 -270mm Di II
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-11-27 1:54
Viewed: 1550
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This toad was crossing the road in the dark evening. I just stopped to take some shots and put it back on the side of the road. special to see it midth of november.
perhaps someone know what kind it is?

Thanks to Dietrich Meyer!:
This is probably the Iberian spadefoot toad(Pelobates cultripes,). German: Messerfuss.
A species that lives exclusively in Spain.

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Hello Pierre,
Thabks for visiting my gallery. Nice image with excellent details of the skin. It is a great composition with razor sharp details.

hallo Pierre
great shot of this beautiful toad
good sharpness
gr lou

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-11-27 10:10]

Hi Pierre,
Very beautiful photo!
Good sharp details and a nice composition.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-11-27 16:02]

Hi Pierre,i can't help you about the name of this big toas,but i must to give you my best compliments for this great pic,magnificent choice of point of view from the ground and bright colors too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Pierre - Although I don't have an exact ID, but I must appreciate the way you have captured this Toad. I like its low POV which has given you a beautiful BG. Natural colour and good light on eye. Thanks for sharing. Regards and have a nice WE- Srikumar

Ciao Pierre, great capture of lovely toad, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-11-28 10:42]

Hello Pierre,
Nice photo of this toad in beautiful natural colours and good sharpness. Taken from an excellent low POV.
Enjoy the weekend,

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2017-03-05 11:20]

Bonjour Pierre,
l'image de l'animal est très réussi, t'as pris la peine de t'agenouiller et de faire un "tête à tête". Tu avais utilisé un flash (reflex dans l'oeil). Chapeau!
A mon opinion il ne s'agit pas d'un crapaud, mais de Discoglossus galganoi, un discoglosside connu seulement de l' Espagne. Signes: la paupière a la forme d'une goutte; on ne voit pas de tympan; il existe une bande à glandes depuis l'oeil jusqu'à lépaule. Ce qui dérange: il y a un raccourci téléscopique du corps, le museau semble trapu; la femelle doit être plein d'oeufs; il manque un triangle entre les yeux et la pointe du museau. Mais la variation dans la coloration semble énorme vu les images sur internet.
Amicalement, Dieter

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