I don’t often get the chance to shoot wildlife photographs.
We live in an apartment, in a large city, have no garden, have no pets due to allergies and aside from the usual city invaders that are pigeons, seagulls and magpies, the “wild” part of our local “wildlife” are few and far between.
Added to this is my year’s lack of mobility, no walks to parks this year, no hikes to the beach, in fact it’s been a very ” boringly stuck inside the house a lot” year so it was with surprise and delight that whilst picking my way along the path to the pipos wagon that I suddenly see a little creature sitting very still on a log of wood. A beautiful green frog!
For Himself, frogs are nothing special, there are waterways in abundance here in The Netherlands (isn’t that the understatement of the year!) and Himself grew up in small villages with many an open field and many more canals nearby so frogs were literally hopping everywhere at some times of the year.
I however spent my earliest years in a dry mountainous region of New Zealands South Island and then moved to the city of Christchurch , neither of which sported any vast frog populations for me to discover, so I’ve only seen a frog up close like this a few times in my life and I think they are wonderful little creatures.
I have my camera in my pocket and I think that it was luck that I was moving so slow that the little frog probably didn’t know I was there, so I was delighted to grab a few photos of my little green friend. My little ”Wildlife” as tame as he is, got camera shy just after these photos were taken…
… or maybe he needed to hop off because he was late for an appointment with a Princess.