Eastern Newt - Eft stage

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    Haven't uploaded a Macro shot in a long time. This is an Eastern Newt... also known as a Red-Spotted Newt. They are an interesting species. While aquatic in their adult phase, they are terrestrial in their juvenile or Eft stage. Adults are green with a yellow belly, but retain the bright red spots. This shot employs the reverse lens mount technique.

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    Sareni, alexjmurry83, Moo-lissa, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. StoneHorse Studios 49 months ago | reply

      For size reference:

      Eastern Newt - Size Reference

      Here it is crawling through a jungle of arm hair

    2. Sareni 49 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot!

    3. JGo9 49 months ago | reply

      Great macro work and nice focus and crispness.

    4. john dusseault 49 months ago | reply

      excellent macro -- I like the brilliant red colouring

    5. alexjmurry83 49 months ago | reply

      Such a pretty little thing =)

    6. Family Ghost 49 months ago | reply

      I've only ever seen green ones so this is incredible. He just about glows like molten metal. Beautiful!

    7. shaday365 49 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot, Eric!! They are so tiny! I enjoyed the size reference photo.

    8. StoneHorse Studios 49 months ago | reply

      Thanks everyone! It really is amazing how the change not only for chosen environment but also for the colour. I thought them to be two different species when I first encountered them.

    9. J.K. Hering Photography 49 months ago | reply

      great macro! perfect comp, and great color

    10. StoneHorse Studios 49 months ago | reply

      Thanks once again, J.K!

    11. erikrasmussen 40 months ago | reply

      I used your photo to have some fun. Fully attributed, of course.

      Newt 2012

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