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.

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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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