Toad Encounter

 I bumped into this fellow today while I planted some impatiens. He was partially hidden in the dirt, so I almost jabbed him with my trowel. Fortunately he moved, as I really didn’t see him. His coloration blended pretty well with the soil.

I took this shot with my Canon Powershot A550. It’s a small camera that fits well in the hand and easy to hold steady for a close-up shot.

I was particularly struck by how detailed the toad’s eye pattern is in this photo. You can click on the photo to see it even larger. Somewhere I read that to get good wildlife photos to focus in on the eyes. Too many of my shots just show the animal’s rump as it disappears into the brush.


One thought on “Toad Encounter

  1. trish jedrick June 10, 2010 / 12:37 pm

    Nice shot Ginger ! You do well with that camera. What brand did you get. You do not shake ! I am finding it difficult to keep it from blurring when the lense must have time . I do not like to use flash for the most part. Some may be the camera but much is the hand that takes it.

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