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Old Mar 13, 2010, 5:53 PM   #1
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Default Salamanders mean spring too

Out working on a trail yesterday, and spotted this little fellow under a rotten log. Had to pause for some pictures. I believe it's a red-backed ("lead backed") salamander, but my salamander ID skills are not that great. Glad for any corrections!

First a full body shot, taken with DA 16-45:
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And a few closer shots, taken with Sigma 105 macro:
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Old Mar 13, 2010, 5:55 PM   #3
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Hoping for more spring "critter" activity soon, and hope your days are full of critters too!
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I haven't seen a salamander in DECADES, Mole! He's a beauty. Well done.
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Very cool. I love the backgrounds in the shots, perfect. Steve
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 6:15 AM   #6
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Gary - Thanks! Salamanders are very sensitive to a range of environmental problems. Their numbers are definitely declining in many areas. Not so much here yet, but...

Steve - Thanks so much! I had to "handle him with care" to get a good background without causing him any injury.
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Nice shots, the ones we have around here are black with yellow spots, although it is far too cold for them to be out around here.

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Tom - Glad you liked these. East Tennessee is said to have the greatest diversity of salamander species in North America!

Does this look like your yellow spotted salamanders?
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