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Bufo bufo

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 4 May 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

While making some macro shots of moss species, a curious toad came looking what I was doing ...

Bufo bufo (NL: Gewone pad of Bruine pad / EN: Common toad or European toad) is an amphibian widespread throughout Europe. Adults males usually grow to 8 cm and adult females around 13 cm and their skin has a warty appearance and ranges from green to brown. The pupils are shaped horizontally elliptical, the iris appears red and gold to copper colored ("amber"). They weigh about 20 to 80 grams. Toads can not transmit warts to people through handling or skin contact. The bumps on a toad's skin help the animal blend into its environment visually by breaking up its outline.

Image: Schilde (BE) - 22/03/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Superb capture, you were certainly looking eye to eye :)

4 May 2011 6:22am

Veronique from Hautes-Pyrénées, France

something of a crocodile !

4 May 2011 7:44am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Vraiment une photo parfaite ! rien à redire sauf 5*

4 May 2011 8:02am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Heel mooi in beeld gebracht

4 May 2011 8:23am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

excelllent macro!

4 May 2011 8:28am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Great portrait!

4 May 2011 1:57pm

Jaytee from Fresno, California, United States

Looks great! Nice looking frog.

4 May 2011 2:19pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Tremendous picture Johan

4 May 2011 3:20pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Superb shot of this frog! *****

4 May 2011 4:26pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Superb! I shot one close specimen last week end. Impressive!

4 May 2011 5:45pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

What a beautiful sad eyes! Great portrait!

4 May 2011 6:13pm

marc from granby, Canada

Very nice shot...

4 May 2011 7:14pm

Ehlehminee from Los Angeles, United States

This is an absolutely outstanding capture. The tones, clarity, and focus are great! And those eyes...

4 May 2011 10:35pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/60 second
ISO 200
150 mm