Spotted Salamanders Are Huge

If you have never seen a spotted salamander you should really try to see one. They are phenomenal creatures.

Salamanders are usually thought of as tiny little things. But these spotted salamanders are as big as your hand.

I was fortunate enough to see these creatures right in my own yard.

This image was created in the spring of 2009 during April.

The camera body I used when creating this image was the Nikon D300. And attached to that body was the Nikon 60mm macro lens.

Internal camera settings at time of capture were: ISO 800, 60mm, f/6.3, 1/200 sec.

For this post it was time to do some post processing. I like using Lightroom for this. I found a preset that really accentuated the contrast of the light on one side of the salamander and the shadow on the other side.

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