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I just adore these little guys!! Newt Red Eft

Newt – Windham, N.Y. USA

The main breeding season for newts is between the months of February and June. After courtship rituals of varying complexity, which take place in ponds or slow moving streams, the eggs are fertilised outside the female’s body and attached, singly, to the leaves of aquatic plants. The plant leaves are usually folded over and adhered to the eggs to protect them. The tadpoles, which resemble fish fry but are distinguished by their feathery external gills, hatch in about three weeks. After hatching they eat algae, small invertebrates or other tadpoles. During the next few months the tadpoles undergo metamorphosis, during which they develop legs, and the gills change into air-breathing lungs. Some species, such as the North American newts, also become more brightly coloured during this phase. Once fully metamorphosised they leave the water and live a terrestrial life, when they are known as “efts”. Only when the eft reaches adulthood will the North American species return to live in water, rarely venturing back onto the land. Conversely, most European species live their adult lives on land and only visit water to breed. (wikipedia)

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eft, macro, main1, marleia, newt, orange, red, salamander, wildlife

Comments

  • Jonah Gautier
    Jonah Gautieralmost 6 years ago

    Excellent as usual Marleia!
    Love the orange! almost looks like it’s glowing.

  • Thank you Jonah!! I love these Little guys .. sooo cute : )

    – main1

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...almost 6 years ago

    Terrific capture! Excellent DoF! Great work!!

  • Thank you so much : )

    – main1

  • jansnow
    jansnowalmost 6 years ago

    Fabulous macro Marleia, I love it!

  • Thank you so much, I appreciate it : )

    – main1

  • Nic Relton
    Nic Reltonalmost 6 years ago

    Another excellent macro, this goes really nicely with Tree Frog! ;-)

  • jadeast
    jadeastalmost 6 years ago

    Great macro and use of light

  • Thank you very, very much!!!

    – main1

  • Christopher Birtwistle-Smith
    Christopher Bi...almost 6 years ago

    i am always blown away by your critters, this is no exception you rock!!!!…………..c xx

  • Thank you so much Christopher!! : )

    – main1

  • velveteagle
    velveteaglealmost 6 years ago

    This looks fantastic.. Way to go Marleia..

  • Thank you so much!!! : )

    – main1

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 6 years ago

    .You caught it coming out of the dark amazing. Awesome image he is almost translucent.

  • Thank you so much for all you comments : ) : )

    – main1

  • Nic Relton
    Nic Reltonalmost 6 years ago

    I’d love to sometime soon but it’s pretty expensive to go anywhere from the UK. I’d really like to go to Antarctica for my 30th so I’ve got a little wait yet before I see Bears again.
    I would also like to buy another body before I go (more expense). Anyway, I have to save at the moment to buy a good macro lens, you’ve inspired me. What macro lens do you use? :-)

  • Nic Relton
    Nic Reltonalmost 6 years ago

    Woo Hoo it worked : D

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