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Found this toad in my garden yesterday - so took a few shots of him. Most of the shots were very messy as he was hiding in the grass. so, i have cropped this one right down to the eye.

It was interesting to see my reflection in his eye!

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:Canon 100mm Macro
Title:Toad's eye view!
Username:frogsrcool frogsrcool
Uploaded:12 Feb 2005 - 4:59 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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fossilized
fossilized  1079 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Feb 2005 - 5:09 AM

I think I'd prefer to see a slightly wider DOF but it's an interesting shot - and an interesting self portrait!

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2005 - 5:13 AM

Interesting way to do a self portrait!

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Hawkgenes
Hawkgenes  9 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2005 - 5:18 AM

Great makro shot. Fab detail.

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tigs
tigs  10145 forum posts Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2005 - 7:45 AM

excellent detail, great close up
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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 1070 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2005 - 7:56 AM

Not thats a close up! I swear I can see you kneeling down for the shot in his eye! Spot On! Click!!!

Greg

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suleesia
suleesia  10176 forum posts Malaysia
12 Feb 2005 - 8:33 AM

Brilliant close ups, nice self-reflection.

Su

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rf
rf  10 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2005 - 9:06 AM

nice one click

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frogsrcool
frogsrcool  10 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2005 - 9:33 AM

thanks folks for your encouraging comments. Had i felt comfortable in moving the grass away from him a little bit, i might have got a better full view shot - but didn't want him to jump away! And also i think my cats had caught this, cos he was first lying flat on the grass - so took cats in and left him for a bit. then went back for the photo shoot - but he was tucked up in the corner of the grass by a flower pot!

Greg you are quite right - i am in his eyes. Do ya think i should kiss my toad (or maybe it was a frog that turned into a prince!). I was crouching down in front of him!!

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helen&peter
12 Feb 2005 - 9:37 AM

Fantastic close-up - nice detail. Click
Helen

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starstriders
12 Feb 2005 - 10:20 AM

I like this but would have cropped it differently (possibly landscape as the eye is wider rather than taller) LOL! Sorry, I must really bug you with my cropping issues. Would love to see the original.

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frogsrcool
frogsrcool  10 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2005 - 10:25 AM

course you don't bug me Lauren Wink LOL!! I cropped it like this cos i wanted to show part of the grin on his face Smile You'll get the original emailed now! LOL

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GeoffS
GeoffS  10117 forum posts
12 Feb 2005 - 3:00 PM

It's a frog not a toad.

GeoffS

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aseshuk
aseshuk  10
12 Feb 2005 - 4:20 PM

Excellent... Seshu

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frogsrcool
frogsrcool  10 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2005 - 2:45 AM

Hmm - thanks Geoff, I realise frogs can range from brown to green in colour - but the bit that made me think it was a toad was because they have horizontal pupils. think this pupil is horizontal?

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steve neil
steve neil  10597 forum posts Australia
13 Feb 2005 - 2:55 AM

I think this is a little overcropped - did you discover if it was a frog or toad?

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frogsrcool
frogsrcool  10 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2005 - 3:05 AM

yes Steve i think you're right about the cropping - but i wanted to home in on the pupil with the reflection in it. Unfortunately there wasnt' any choice of doing anything else with the photos, it was pure chance that i found him, and he didn't stay for long. the problem i had was the amount of grass all around him.

I still think he is a toad Wink

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steve neil
steve neil  10597 forum posts Australia
13 Feb 2005 - 3:27 AM

I think so too but Geoff works in the field unlike us. I'd love to know his reason though. Mine is because his skin doesn't look smooth like a frogs does. Did you notice webbed feet - toads don't have them!

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frogsrcool
frogsrcool  10 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2005 - 4:32 AM

Steve - I have a very not focussed shot of him showing his foot, and it doesn't seem webbed to me. Can i email you a small pic just to satisfy my curiosity?

Yeah, have just looked at Geoffs website - some beautiful photographs on there. Me, I'm just a mere amateur who loves wildlife!

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starstriders
13 Feb 2005 - 5:03 AM

Sorry Karen, I think Geoff's right. It's a frog.

Look at this: FROG

(I don't think frogs have webbed forefeet as you can see from the pic)

and compare it to this: TOAD


Hope that helps.

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frogsrcool
frogsrcool  10 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2005 - 5:23 AM

thanks for that Lauren. Yep - think he is right, in my little wildlife book it said about the eyes - and the eyes looked so alike. But your link to the frog is spot on isn't it - just like it. so..... puzzle solved, frog it is. Next puzzle - is it male or female Wink

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steve neil
steve neil  10597 forum posts Australia
13 Feb 2005 - 10:38 PM

ah, okay. If you look at my last shot you can see he has web feet alright but Lauren is right about their forefeet. He looks male to me Smile

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daffydill56
14 Feb 2005 - 12:04 PM

A lovely sharp shot and close up too!!

Fran

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels  9399 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2005 - 1:57 PM

stunning close up
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bexter
bexter  1099 forum posts Scotland
16 Aug 2005 - 7:24 AM

Great detail in that eye! Well captured!

Becky

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