Frog at the Pond

I returned to the pond this morning. I was there about 20 minutes, trying to capture dragonflies (or perhaps damselflies), before I noticed this frog blending into the environment.


I thought it was a toad, but my husband says it's a frog. I looked it up on the web, and apparently those long legs (jumping legs) and shiny skin mean that my husband is right. Sigh.


I tried many combinations of digital and optical teleconverters. I liked best this shot taken with the digital teleconverter set to 1.6X. I think I'm going to be very happy with this new digital teleconverter feature.


By the way, the combination of digital with optical teleconverter (not shown here) came out better than expected. I'll be trying that more in the future.


That's duckweed floating on the surface of the pond.


I'm using her eye as my new buddy icon. :-)


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Taken on September 2, 2007