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Wicked Dark
09-05-2011, 03:44 PM
Here's one from August that got lost in the shuffle for a bit. It was taken the same day as the other newt photo I put up a couple weeks ago, but it's not the same one. I liked this for the juxtaposition of the tiny salamander and the tree root, and the texture of the skin. Its little, curled, semi-translucent tail is just a bonus.

http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Microscapes/i-c4NBXnw/0/XL/WillKristenSmithAugust-16-XL.jpg

Andrew
09-05-2011, 04:23 PM
I don't see the juxtaposition but you dropped a gummi.

Marko
09-05-2011, 06:31 PM
i see the juxtaposition - it's about size
The tree root overpowers the little salamander in size. If I'm wrong just slap me WD.
Nice one WD - really dig the vibrant colour as well as the comp.

Hillbillygirl
09-05-2011, 06:36 PM
Really like the perspective on this one WD, and yes, I can see the salamander contemplating on how to clear the hurdle in front of it.

Matt K.
09-05-2011, 07:44 PM
another proof that one has to get on one's knees and belly once in a while to get the optimum shot. Love the DoF in this one as well; ther curly tail does add a lot of interest to the image. Well done.

Bambi
09-05-2011, 09:00 PM
how on earth did you get so close? I love this shot for all the reasons they said :)

Wicked Dark
09-05-2011, 09:55 PM
Thanks guys.
when it rains newts, you can't help but get close. They're such special little guys.

Iguanasan
09-05-2011, 09:57 PM
I just love the colour of this little fellow. Excellent shot.

Wicked Dark
09-06-2011, 11:20 AM
thanks Glenn. They are so vivid.

aubintbay
09-06-2011, 04:02 PM
Nice shot. Love the colour of that little guy!

asnow
09-06-2011, 06:40 PM
What a cool colour. He really stands out againt the background.

Wicked Dark
09-06-2011, 06:45 PM
Thanks guys. They are so vivid and photogenic.

Lizardqing
09-07-2011, 11:37 PM
Wow very nice. Seems it would be hard for to hide from being dinner for something though.

Wicked Dark
09-08-2011, 08:43 AM
Thanks much. I think this is their most vulnerable stage, Chris. They're still juveniles while on land, but once they head back to the water they can live for 15 years if they're lucky.