July 27, 2003
Summer critters

I’m not sure what sort of beetle this is, but it’s lovely, isn’t it? I spotted it on the steps in a park near Kourakuen station.

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The praying mantis appeared in the same location the day after the beetle. The toad, bufo japonicus formosus, also known as Azuma-Hiki Gaeru or Common Eastern Toad, also lives in the park. There are dozens of them and they like to hop around on rainy nights.

Posted by kuri at July 27, 2003 10:43 AM


I really like the first two photos, howd u take them ? exifs?

I was in japan recently for 3-4 days on my way to canada and I think its a beautiful country, wish I was able to spend more time there.

check out my photos on photo.vritti.net

Posted by: Abhimanyu Chirimar on July 27, 2003 03:56 PM

All three photos were taking with my Fujifilm Finepix 4500. The insects were taken in macro mode; the toad was shot at night with the flash.

Posted by: Kuri on July 27, 2003 05:26 PM

It’s neat to know that there is still wildlife and a whole other ecosystem, especially in such a busy, developed place like Tokyo.

Posted by: Mike on July 29, 2003 12:35 AM
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