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  #176 Matching Colors
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Night hunter       ©2016 A.N.Other
Panasonic DMC-TZ30       5th place, 90 points
1/14s, f3.3, ISO 100, 24mm, Normal Program, Pattern, flash
Post-Processing: Cropped
Auto levels and auto colour to give the photo a natural look
Slight selective saturation changes
Some selective burning and dodging
All PP done with Photoshop Elements 9
      Extra Info: Last night I heard we had a common toad in our back. I rushed out with my camera and light and managed to take a few photos of him before he hopped off into the night to hunt for more bugs.
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Sep 12, 2016
    Beautifully captured, Neil

Jade O.
Sep 12, 2016
    Bufonidae, Bombinatoridae, Discoglossidae, Pelobatidae, Rhinophrynidae, Scaphiopodidae, and Microhylidae! Not in first place?!! Seems like the members do needs some new prescriptions....

Congrats on a wondrous image!

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Sep 12, 2016
    Nice froggy, dressed impeccably in camouflage. Good find.

Sep 11, 2016
    This is terrific. The colours match beautifully, the texture and detail is spot on, and you've managed to get so much light in the eye. High in my picks,

Old Finn
Sep 11, 2016
    So cute. Matching colors for sure. Well composed. In my favorites.

Sep 11, 2016
    Thanks you all for the very kind comments. i'm really glad you liked him :-) .
Edited on Sep 12, 2016

Sep 11, 2016
    Master of disguise, but I wish he had prettier colours. Still well on theme, and well taken. In my TT.

Sep 10, 2016
    Nicely captured. The match between toad and surroundings is good, not only the colours but the patterns/textures too. In my tt.

Sep 10, 2016
    did you get a signed release form

Sep 10, 2016
    Great matching of the greens. Perfectly sharp and well composed. Very nice job for a spur of the moment occasion.

Sep 10, 2016
    What an amazing comment Jade O! I'm delighted and thrilled with it :-) .

I was suprised too that Toads and Frogs are scientifically the same thing :- (from Wikipedia) - A distinction between frogs and toads is not made in scientific taxonomy, but is common in popular culture (folk taxonomy), in which toads are associated with drier skin and more terrestrial habitats than animals commonly called frogs. In scientific taxonomy, toads are found in the families Bufonidae, Bombinatoridae, Discoglossidae, Pelobatidae, Rhinophrynidae, Scaphiopodidae, and Microhylidae.
Edited on Sep 12, 2016

Jade O.
Sep 10, 2016
    I don't know a lot about toads so I can't tell where this one is from, but I was surprised to learn that in North America while we have many species of frogs we have only one species of toad, anywhere on the continent.

This is my top pick because it is about as perfect a shot as you can get. Tack sharp, despite the slow shutter speed, well lit, a great flash reflection in the eye, wonderful colours, natural setting and background and perfectly framed. If this one doesn't end up on top, the members need to go out and get a new prescription (and I don't mean eyeglasses!).

Extremely well done. Congrats. (Can't wait to see whose this is.)

Sep 9, 2016
    I think he was a bit star struck DK. After a couple of shots he kept this pose for me to try a few different angles.
Edited on Sep 12, 2016

Sep 9, 2016
    nice going! Brave enough to stay still for you.

Sep 9, 2016
    Not just matching colors but matching textures too! In my TT.

Sep 9, 2016
    Thanks for the comments both.

Elyod, you are right that they certainly don't jump. It was virtually pitch black where the toad was so when I left him I imagined him hopping off. After a bit of research I see now that they hop or walk but do not jump.

Edited on Sep 12, 2016

Sep 9, 2016
    Great colour matching with the toad and his surroundings. A nice sharp shot, but I don't think toads hop. In my TT.

Sep 9, 2016
    The toad does indeed match the colors of its environment, but rather than coincidence, I expect that it's deliberate natural camouflage. Nice capture, nonetheless.
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