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Monday, July 22, 2013

Ribbit!



I went on my first solo hike since having my son this weekend, and I had such a wonderful time, taking in nature on my own, doing things at my own pace, and taking in the sights without worrying that whomever I may be with is thinking "does she really have to photograph EVERYTHING?" ;)

However, turns out that I was not exactly as alone as I thought I was.

I was getting all lined up to take a photograph, and was doing a final cleansing wipe of my lens before clicking my shutter when I casually glanced to my left and noticed this frog looking back at me. I slowly took my camera off my tripod and leaned in for a quick shot. Then I leaned closer for a second. And even more for a third. He was a brave little guy. I got within a few inches of him to get this final one, which I did not even have to crop because he allowed me to get so close with my macro lens. I thanked him for being so cooperative and went back to lining up the shot I had originally been working on. When I was all done, I checked and he was still hanging out on the mossy rocks, just hanging out. I enjoyed having the little buddy for the time while I was there!

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6 comments:

  1. That's a great photo - and don't you just love it when the creatures cooperate like that? Nice one!

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  2. An exciting moment when the wildlife senses you mean no harm! Terrific macro!

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  3. How lucky that you ran into this froggy super model! Glad you got to get out on the trails.

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  4. What great company ~ a gem of nature and fantastic photo!

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  5. Such beautiful colors on his/her skin! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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