Saturday, July 17, 2010

Red Light, Green Light, Go!

So I took Freya out last night....first let me include this preamble. I am heretofore adding news and notes about the pond here because it is a pond, and there will be times Conner is in it. It only makes sense to put pond news on a Duck blog, right? Right.

Now, where was I, oh yes, taking Freya out. Here I am with Freya off doing her Freya thing while I walk around with this nifty little head lamp on my head. I use it to startle unsuspecting critters into frozen statues because I like to see what nocturnal beasts roam my backyard. It really is fun so stop judging me.

So I went to the pond and conducted a little experiment. I set the lamp to the Red light setting, because it is much dimmer and the range of focus is much smaller. Easier for perusing a natural habitat in the most covert of ways without actually using night vision. With lamp set to red I creep barefoot -- for stealth -- over to the pond to see if I could catch any frog activities. Lo and behold the Red light worked! Experiment was a success! The frogs barely noticed I was there. I say barely because some brown 7 month old four-legged beast was making an awful lot of racket. Still, here is some of what I saw.

Now, before you all jump to conclusions and say, Jeremy, that light is hardly red. I want to say, I know. What I did was set my camera up to shoot, then quickly hit them with a douse of petrifying light. Then I went back to covert ops mode.

This is one of my new friends in the pond. I think he totals number 11 frog now.

I admit, the images are on the darker side, but what do you expect, it was 10:00 at night and I was ninja shooting photos here.

Here is a distance shot, getting my feel for the land.

Here is one on zoom to be safe.

This photo was not on zoom, I was actually this close. And for all you out there wondering, yes I did pet the frog, and no I don't have a wart. And for those weirdos of you wondering if it is a prince, or princess. I don't know, I didn't kiss it, I'm not some kind of creeper.


  1. Coming over to say hello from the Saturday Pet Blog Hop...

    I can't wait to read more about your adventures with these ducks. I love ducks! And I especially love baby ducks, anytime I see one, I immediately stop what I'm doing just to watch!

    Lucy's Human

  2. Thanks for stopping by Marianne!

    And thanks to you too Feral, for always dropping by to look at my tom foolery! Now I'm off to visit Marrianne's blog!

  3. Very cool. Saw you on the Saturday Blog Hop!

  4. Well, if you don't kiss the frog, you'll never know! :)

  5. I kiss frogs quite harm done (yet)! Enjoying your ducks and other animals as well as the nature shots you share.