Monday, 7 April 2008

Belton Toads.

While strolloing around Belton House Lake last Sunday, we spotted a female toad with her mate on her back - swimming to the bank to lay her eggs.
As she came closer, she spotted me and dived down and layed on the bottom of the lake, being me I photographed this sequence as Ive posted using my Macro Lens also 100 to 300 lens.
We walked away a few paces and came back, but she toad and her mate had swam into the reeds.

At a later time I will post the sequence of our frog sporn in our pond, they are now at Tadpole stage.
It was a very successful day for photographs on Sunday around Belton, the Duck (and more to come ) was from Belton.


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23 comments:

diane said...

GREAT shots. I love the story.

zakscloset said...

wooooow! those are some awesome photos!! you're genius.

KOSTAS said...

The perpetuation of types necessarily for the continuation of life in the planet!
All the spring has such beautiful subjects!
One more very good photograph!

Kerri said...

WOW! Fabulous shots!!

photowannabe said...

Totally amazing photos Imac. Thanks for sharing an intimate part of life.

diXymiss said...

A fantastic sequence of eXcellent shots. Enjoyed the detailed eXplanation as well.

Gail's Man said...

Excellent series of pictures. Gail said that she liked them too.

dot said...

Wow, these are really terrific shots of the toads! And just look who carries the load!

smilnsigh said...

Great sequence. Great photos! And she showed you, hu? -giggggles-

Mari-Nanci

Craver Vii said...

At first glance, I thought it was an airborne frog. Amazing clarity, Imac!

(singing) Love is in the air...

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great toad shots... itwas not until I saw Peters toads I realised what beautiful eyes they have.. I must try to get a good clear shot of a toads eye.

ancient one said...

Great Photos of the frogs... and the duck in the post below this one.. I enjoy all your shots!

Katney said...

You had great photographic luck at the pond. Great photos all!

Salty said...

Life must go on, if only they could have had a little privacy :):)

Excellent shots Imac. We must be a little behind you here in Pa, our frogs and toads have not began to spawn yet.

DeeMom said...

AWESOME

Catherine said...

Great toad shots Imac!! I love the shot of the toad diving under the water ~ That is an awesome capture!
Have a great week!
Cat

evlahos said...

wonderful natural shots. I hope soon to be back

Jules said...

As usual a great sequence of shots!!!

Celinoooo said...

Awww cute!
You're so very talented Imac!
Keep those great shots coming!

oldmanlincoln said...

There is always one hangers on. Your toad photography is great but then you have one of those magic cameras I bet.

Find out why their mommas swooned looking at the pictures, and stuffed crisp $10,000.00 bills into my shorts and hung the keys to a Smart car on my ear. Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

starnitesky said...

Brilliant photos!

Blue said...

Am really impressed with these photo's.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.