Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Another Peeper....


Here is another peeper but this time it's peeping. It's not easy getting a photograph like this. The first thing I had to do is put on my waders and head to a local wet area with my camera and a flashlight. The peepers are so small they are very difficult to find even when you can hear them right in front of you, they like to hide among the reeds and grasses. After about 45 minutes I finally located this guy and pointed the flashlight at him and used the light to help focus. After two hours of being surrounded by peeping peepers my ears were ringing on the walk home.

8 comments:

Louise said...

Wow. I can't imagine how much "trouble" that was. TWO HOURS!! But thank you; it's adorable!

The Birdlady said...

Another winner!

kjpweb said...

Wow - but it was definitely worth the effort! That is one great shot!
Super cool!
Cheers, Klaus

Eve said...

Ha Ha!! Well all that hard work sure did pay off John! Thanks for going through all that for a great picture!

Tommy V said...

Wonderful. Your time paid off for sure. I would have been to scared that a snake would have popped out and scared me to death... LOL

Stacey Huston said...

lol..I can see you now, and I can also hear the onlookers.....Hello 911 there is a strange man out in the woods behind our property..lol.. thanks John.. I can relate to the effort it took to capture this image.. makes them all the more special...

Mary said...

A terrific shot for the effort you made! It's no wonder you have such great photos with all that work and dedication to the art.

Kerri said...

What an AWESOME experience! And what a great capture!!