Frogs, Toads, Salamanders and Newts..

  • Wgregoryl Premium user United States (Private)
    3 years 6 months ago
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    Wow - what a huge difference in thepupils of the one on the left and the ones on the right - love the reflectiosn of those big bug eyes.  Please do share HOW you do this?
    • Xopher Premium user United States (Private)
      3 years 6 months ago
      A bright sunny day too. They must have been eating flies off the Jimson Weed (a powerfull hallucinogen). lol The Arizona-Sonora Deseert Museum has a large glass front exhibit that replicates a shallow desert mountan stream with pools. At one end of the exhibit the glass bisects the stream and pool allowing one to shoot photos of the frogs at water surface level and even below surface level by simply squatting on the other side of the glass :) All of my leopard frog photos were taken in this manner. 
      • Xopher Premium user United States (Private)
        3 years 6 months ago
        Most of my toad photos were taken the hard, wet time consuming way in actual mountain streams. It's just a matter of finding a 2-5 foot drop in the granite near a pool or portion of the stream or finding enough space to get prone. Water in these mountain rills seldom lasts in significant volume for more than a week or two without steady precipitation so it is fascinating to watch the different species of amphibians and arthropods rush to breed and mature before the water disappears again.