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A full frame capture of a pair of mating Toads (Bufo bufo) taken during our visit to the Scottish Highlands last week. The female can carry the male on her back for several days during the mating process. They seem to be displaying unbridled passion!

Many thanks for your support of my last upload - very much appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:15 Mar 2014 - 4:01 PM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2014 - 2:44 PM

They are such funny little creatures. An excellent capture.

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prabhusinha
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25 Mar 2014 - 2:48 PM

Fortunate frogs ,gave a pose in front of costly gadgets.

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ColleenA
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25 Mar 2014 - 3:20 PM

A great capture, lucky he is smaller than her....Grin looks an easier task than my mating lions yesterday...just love the resigned look on his face....classic

Last Modified By ColleenA at 25 Mar 2014 - 3:21 PM

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DicksPics
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25 Mar 2014 - 3:39 PM

A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do!!Smile
An excellent close up!

richard

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oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron Plus Member 8124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2014 - 7:53 PM

Why isn't this labelled as "Adult" Sylvia? Blush Excellent capture of a moment in a potentially passionate marathon!

Mike

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JohnoP
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25 Mar 2014 - 9:56 PM

Super quality image Sylvia! John

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CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 5255 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2014 - 8:53 AM

We had a mass of frogs several weeks ago in our stream, now alive with early stage tadpoles, and I was delighted to see toad 'strings of eggs' at the weekend. They have certainly been active, but mostly in the evening - you were lucky to get that stunning light and detail. Well captured.

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Maiwand
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26 Mar 2014 - 4:20 PM

Excellent capture Sylvia. Apologies for taking so long to get round to it.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Do hope you are all fit and well.
Ron

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Brian65
Brian65  6 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 - 3:24 PM

He looks like he's enjoying himself, Great shot Syliva.
Brian

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Glostopcat
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27 Mar 2014 - 6:18 PM

What a wonderful nature shot Sylvia, it looks like Spring has sprung in Scotland!

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viscostatic
1 Apr 2014 - 11:15 AM

An excellent image Sylvia.

Phil.

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annettep38
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2 Apr 2014 - 8:57 AM

What an interesting couple. Excellent detail, bokeh and POV. Can't ask for more!

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SteveMackay
15 Apr 2014 - 9:10 PM

What are they doing?......lolGrin, you know I love this one, Sylvia!!!Smile

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