Photography Every Day
April 28, 2011 § 10 Comments
At a vernal pool near a lake yesterday there was a loud hum, finally I found the source. I read later that all toads are frogs, so this could be called a frog, except for the bumpy back.
Tagged: Canon 550D/T2i, digital photography, frog, nature, photo, photography, photos, toad, water
This is really nice. The composition works and the contrast of the different textures of the water, plants, toad is brilliant.
Thank you Tom. By the way, I tried to comment on your blog today (I’m home sick) but blogger would not let me do so. I wondered if your sloth drawing was a picture of me.
I, too, like the textures and how the water appears to look like glass.
Thank you – it’s rare for me to see, let alone photograph, frogs or toads. I think they are cute.
Oh I love this little toad!! A lovely shot!
The bumpy skin of a toad secretes moisture to help keep it’s skin wet since toads will often wander away from water sources (frogs usually stay near water). Frogs and toads breathe through their skin, so if their skin dries out, they die. Sorry… we had a toad / frog spiel when I worked at the zoo.
Thanks Amber, but since you are a toad expert…how is it that I find a large toad in my garden every now and again and I don’t live near water. Now you have me worried about it drying up and dying.
I never thought I’d think a toad cute, but this one is. He/she somehow looks contemplative and I like how we can see the surface tension on the water around the leaves – that tells me this really is a tiny little thing.
The toad accepts your compliment. I think the toad’s youth explains why he posed for me rather than jumping back into the water.
Thumbs up on the toad! I have a resident toad that appears every year in my garden. I’m still looking for her, this year.
Thanks Leslie, I haven’t seen the toad in my yard yet either.
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