I wandered down to the Delta Ponds area near home yesterday just to get out and enjoy the day. Since I do not have a camera right now – delivery of the new one on Friday – I took my binoculars. There were a number of people gathered at one spot along the walk so I made my way over and they were enthralled with frogs in the pond weeds. Nice shots but I was totally bummed that I did not have a camera so rather than continue to inflict injury I headed back home.
Following my morning workout I called my friend Dave and he graciously agreed to let me use his 30D body to hold my 400 mm lens and we both head back to see if we could find some frogs. They are so well camouflaged that they really are difficult to find. After a few trips along the walk I finally spotted a pair of eyes and in the viewfinder could see the whole frog.
A bit further along I noticed a disturbance along the shoreline and sure enough there was a little one just clinging to a small branch. This one seemed to be about 1/2 the size of the other.
We were watching a Green Heron on the main pond when a fellow stopped and told us that there was a Great Blue Heron in one of the other ponds so we made our way up there. The bird was pretty close and there were a lot of people gathered around watching him and our added approach triggered him to flight.. I tried to follow him with the camera/lens and just kept shooting and I did get one that I like.
I really want to thank Dave for the use of the camera – think I was about to go into shutter starvation and this time with a camera fed the need.