Wintery Scenes from South Wales

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I have just returned from visiting family in my hometown of Bedwas in South Wales. The timing of my trip was a complete coincidence that snow arrived. South Wales did not receive the levels of snowfall that some other parts of Wales and the rest of the UK had, but still enough to make me put on levels of clothing I’d not worn since my trip to Iceland and head out for a walk. These freezing day time temperatures were certainly not what I’ve become used to.

I was travelling very light and did not take a camera so it was down to my mobile (Samsung Galaxy S8+) to snap some shots. I used the camera in Pro mode, captured in Raw (DNG) and made some slight tweaks in Lightroom.

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Wintery Scene (Samsung Galaxy S8+)

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Spotted Another Iberian Midwife Toad

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Once again, whilst taking Wally (the Dog) for his pre-bed pee-walk I found an Iberian Midwife Toad and only had my phone (Samsung Galaxy S8+) with me. However, I have to admit, this is a pretty impressive night shot, albeit shot in “Pro” mode and the RAW file post-edited in Lightroom.

Midwife Toad (Photographed using my Samsung Galaxy S8+ Phone)

For an idea on how small these Toads are, I took a shot with a €1 Coin for comparison. It’s amazing how loud the “Beep” noise they make can come from such a small creature. We can sometimes hear them from around half a kilometer (maybe more) away.

Midwife Toad and €1 Coin (Photographyed using my Samsung Galaxy S8+ Phone)

These small Toads emit a very electronic beeping sound and remarkable in that the female lays eggs and the male carries them around on his back until they are almost ready to hatch when he deposits them in a water source. This is where the name Midwife comes from.

I plan on getting some shots with the “real” camera soon and hopefully find some males carrying eggs. I will also get a recording of the calls, but this might not occur until the next rain which unfortunately is not forecast in the near future. We really need some rain now!

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