A friend asked what I did on my birthday. Aside from Litter Patrol at the LBJ National Grasslands (a strange but satisfying activity) – I chased frogs around a pond (another strange but satisfying activity). The game is simple. I walk around the pond and listen for the frogs squeak as they jump in to the water. Since it was my birthday, the frogs indulged me. I got to circle the pond multiple times. They kept jumping in and out – presumably for my entertainment. Simple joys.
Do you see the frog in the photo below?
Here’s a closer look. Not the best shot, but I only travel with my macro lens. It could be my active imagination but he looks like Michigan J. Frog from cartoons. Any minute he’s going to put on a top hat, sing and dance. In my cartoon, it would be a Lindy Hop, of course.
Here’s a smaller frog.
The next three photos are the same frog. First the frog was in the water. It noticed me as I approached…
Then the frog jumped out of the water – still looking at me.
Last, it jumped back in… still keeping an eye on me.
Date: May 27, 2017
Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV)
Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS)
Notes: Do what you love and don’t worry what others think.