05.13.2016 Morning of the giant newt

Red-Eft-050816-1075Red Eft/Eastern Newt/Red-spotted Newt-Notophthalmus viridescens

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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17 Responses to 05.13.2016 Morning of the giant newt

  1. Gallivanta says:

    A jewel of the morning. 🙂

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  2. Mark says:

    So cool. I have never seen one of these out in the field.

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  3. Lottie Nevin says:

    What a beauty! I had no idea that newts came in such exotic colours 🙂

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  4. shoreacres says:

    I’d never seen a photo of one of these until recently, and I’d never heard the word “eft.” What I haven’t figured out is whether “eft” refers to the juveniles of all newt species, or if it’s specific to the Eastern newt. I read that ithe red eft produces skin toxins, so that may help to explain why it’s free to run around in those bright, attention-attracting colors.

    it had better be careful. There may still be people willing to put it to use, along with some other ingredients:

    “Fillet of a fenny snake,
    In the caldron boil and bake;
    Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
    Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
    Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
    Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing,—
    For a charm of powerful trouble,
    Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.”

    That Shakespeare guy did have quite an imagination.

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  5. This newt looks like it’s made of rubber.


  6. Is this recent … or a capture from another year?


  7. I think that little eft is real beaut. I laughed about all those witty remarks between you and Steve S.

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