This is what they say when they talk about how we’ve polluted and changed our environment to the point where species mutate: “Look to the frogs.” Apparently, if they’re in good shape, we aren’t doomed yet.
So I took that to heart Saturday while out at the relatives place in Wisconsin. I spotted a very cute little tree frog on the deck and took some photos.
It was twilight, and my Canon doesn’t do well in low light, so I flipped up the flash, dialed it back to almost nothing, and snapped a few.
As you can see, they are very tiny. The size of a leaf. I was maybe four feet away, using a normal lens.
For the next one, I moved around to the other side so I could get a good look at his eyes and face. I switched to macro mode and moved to within a few inches of him. I don’t think frogs blink, or at least I didn’t observe him doing so. I was careful to move slowly so as not to freak him out.
I love his toes, don’t you? I spotted a few more tree frogs down on the ground. However, they were moving fast and it was full dark by then.
To wrap up today’s post, here’s a sunrise, taken last week over the top of the building next door. I stepped out on the stoop and there it was. I immediately grabbed the camera and took a couple photos. I always take multiple shots; it increases the likelihood I will get a good one.
This was one of our hot days, but right after that, dew points and temps dropped. Today, it’s downright chilly out there! Great sleeping weather though.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I plan to.