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105 D macro chasing salamanders and newts

Started Sep 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
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105 D macro chasing salamanders and newts
Sep 26, 2012

A client requested a number of amphibian and reptile images for a project so was a great opportunity to dust off my hardly used 105 macro. Been out a few times in the last few days rolling logs and getting muddy, had a great time and a bit of a shock, upon arriving home and looking up what species I had shot. You can imagine my surprise that the 2" long Rough-skinned newt is one of the most toxic animals known to science, it has poison similar to puffer fish, that is 10,000 times more toxic then cyanide. Thankfully the Vancouver Island strain is less toxic then the Oregon ones, and all taken without incident.

Rough-skinned Newt

Western Red-backed Salamander

Plus a few frogs shot with my 300 F4 and 1.7 TC

Pacific Chorus Frog

Northern Red-legged Frog

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