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Toad's eye view!

By frogsrcool
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!

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: fossilized, taggart, Hawkgenes and 10 more


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fossilized 11 79 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2005 5:09AM
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 Plus
11 46 12 United States
12 Feb 2005 5:13AM
Interesting way to do a self portrait!
Hawkgenes 11 10 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2005 5:18AM
Great makro shot. Fab detail.
tigs 11 145 3 Netherlands
12 Feb 2005 7:45AM
excellent detail, great close up
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glazzaro 11 70 23 United States
12 Feb 2005 7:56AM
Not thats a close up! I swear I can see you kneeling down for the shot in his eye! Spot On! Click!!!

Greg
suleesia 11 176 Malaysia
12 Feb 2005 8:33AM
Brilliant close ups, nice self-reflection.

Su
rf 12 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2005 9:06AM
nice one click
frogsrcool 11 9 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2005 9:33AM
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!!
helen&peter 12 98
12 Feb 2005 9:37AM
Fantastic close-up - nice detail. Click
Helen
starstriders 11 1.6k United Kingdom
12 Feb 2005 10:20AM
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.
frogsrcool 11 9 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2005 10:25AM
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
User_Removed 11 117
12 Feb 2005 3:00PM
It's a frog not a toad.

GeoffS
aseshuk 11
12 Feb 2005 4:20PM
Excellent... Seshu
frogsrcool 11 9 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2005 2:45AM
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?
steve neil 11 597 Australia
13 Feb 2005 2:55AM
I think this is a little overcropped - did you discover if it was a frog or toad?
frogsrcool 11 9 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2005 3:05AM
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
steve neil 11 597 Australia
13 Feb 2005 3:27AM
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!
frogsrcool 11 9 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2005 4:32AM
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!
starstriders 11 1.6k United Kingdom
13 Feb 2005 5:03AM
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.
frogsrcool 11 9 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2005 5:23AM
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
steve neil 11 597 Australia
13 Feb 2005 10:38PM
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
14 Feb 2005 12:04PM
A lovely sharp shot and close up too!!

Fran
C_Daniels 11 399 10 England
28 Feb 2005 1:57PM
stunning close up
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bexter 11 99 Scotland
16 Aug 2005 7:24AM
Great detail in that eye! Well captured!

Becky

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