Thursday, 2 April 2015

Multi Coloured Amphibians ??

Its that time of year again. 
I shot these images during a walk around the Woodland that I frequently visit. 
I say Amphibians because I always struggle to come up with the right name of Frogs and Toads. 
I think that most of these are frogs, but the different colours are confusing to say the least.












30 comments:

  1. yes Roy I amthe same adn don't know the difference so I lloke one description up adn here ir is. Frogs have smooth, moist skin and long, stripy legs and are likely to be found in damp habitats in the garden. Toads have warty skin, golden eyes and prefer to crawl rather than hop; if threatened a toad can puff itself up to appear bigger. Toads can tolerate drier habitats than frogs and spend less time in water. Apparently there arer4 spsecies in the Uk, Common and Pool Frog and CommonToad and the rarer Natterjack Toad found in Sand dunes. Anyway, I do love yoour photographs of them.

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  2. That's a whole lotta eggs, Roy!

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    1. Yes they were quite busy Wilma.{:))

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  3. The different shades are quite striking , probable notice it more when they are all together mating, good amount of frog spawn.
    Amanda xx

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  4. We can see that they were really busy... a few thousand of eggs...
    Thank you so much, for stopping by on my blog, Roy!
    I am going way for some days now, but very soon I`ll be around here again, seeing your remarkable posts!
    Happy Easter, to you and your family, Roy!
    All the best!
    Ana

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    1. Thanks Ana, and to you and yours.

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  5. Hi Roy
    It's a melting pot ! Very great. You are luchky to see all the amphibians. Nice color ans it's dificult to say who is who ? lol
    Hugs ans happy easter

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    1. Thanks Nathalie,
      Merci et Nathalie Pâques heureux.

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  6. Fascinating variety of frogs here Roy, enjoyed your photos as always. Happy Easter!

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  7. Missing my frogs and toads already, will have to get a pond into this tiny garden of mine soon.

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    1. To see these in their natural habitat as they were, I had to be lucky Suzie as they will disappear again fairly quickly.

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  8. Hi Roy
    again perfect shots, a real professional work you show here,
    the pictures are really great you managed like very much
    regards Frank

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    1. Thanks Frank.
      I was using a Sony Alpha 6000 and E.55-210 lens.

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  9. Oh yes, frogs can be headache to determine!
    You have here mainly Rana temporaria and Common toads.
    A fun footage!!
    I had a lot less toads this year, but many green frogs of family Pelophylax.
    I imitate them which starts them croaking like mad!!! If sit perfectly still, they will come up to me and get into a frenzy... That's my fun around my pond!!!
    Enjoy the Easter weekend, Roy :)

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    1. Thanks Noushka for running your expert eye over them.
      I have not tried imitating them in respect of making noises.{:))

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  10. Hey Roy... I will be glad to see frogs, hopefully soon, well when the ice leaves the pond that it's!

    This is invasion of privacy don't you think ;) ;) ha-ha!!

    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, yes, shocking isn't it.

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  11. Toads have a wide variety of shades, from dark brown through to a pale olive green

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  12. Sex amongst the spawn! I don't really know the difference either, although the ones I find under soil in summer I assume are toads, keeping out of the heat. This looks like frog spawn to me, so maybe they are frogs?
    Love your nuthatch pics on the previous post too. :-)

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    1. Thanks Mandy, anywhere is good.{:))

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  13. Wonderful shots of the cute frogs. I think I'll see this at the end of the month.

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  14. Frogs are already busy to care for offspring. That soon again be whole frog concerts from the ponds and ditches. Beautiful pictures and names are also difficult of these frogs.

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  15. You did a great job to capture all of these, well done. Although they are all good I particularly like the fourth one.

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