Unexpected Discovery

Even with the summer like temperature lingering and flowers blooming profusely, I noticed some of the foliages on the trees and bushes are starting to turn into colors of yellow, orange, and rusty-red; the telltale sign that autumn has arrived. While I’m not looking forward to winter; especially since we only had about 4 weeks of summer this year — I love seeing bright colorful foliage landscapes.

I woke up early this morning and decided to go down to the golf course pond to see if I can find some interesting foliage to photograph. The pond was very peaceful and the morning dew covered vegetation beseech me to photograph them. As I walked around the pond looking for that perfect shot, I came upon a small tree with pretty green and rusty-red color leaves. I composed a shot and was ready to shoot when I noticed something moving on one of the leaves — it was a little green frog sitting on the edge. Well… lucky me, I thought… a perfect unexpected discovery.

Excitedly, I recomposed and quickly took a few shots expecting the little frog to escape. However, it continues to sit on the leaf and it even moved a little so that I could get a better view. I took a few more shots… and then I heard a couple of golf balls plunged into the pond — a minute later, another ball flew over my head and landed behind the tree. It was barely 7:00 a.m. so I wasn’t expecting golfers at that hour and from the looks of it — bad golfers. Suddenly that special quiet moment of the photographer and the frog was gone…


22 Comments on “Unexpected Discovery

  1. Really great photos. The frog was so patient to have his photo taken. They usually jump away as soon as you get near.

    • It was a pleasant surprise this little frog was so patient. I’ve been trying to photograph them before and could never get close enough to get a shot before it hops away. It was a magical moment for the two of us until that stupid golf ball broke the spell. 😉 Thank you Karen for stopping by. I really enjoy reading your wonderful stories. You are an amazing writer. 🙂

  2. I love the frog. They are very hard to find & if you find one they’re hard to shoot. Skittish little guys!

    • They are hard to find. I found one a couple of months ago in the fountain at my mom’s house and all I got was a blurr shot of the back side of the frog. This one was a lucky find. Though I certainly didn’t expect to find it in the tree. For some reason this frog decided to let me get close… until that darn golf ball.

    • At first I couldn’t believe why would someone want to play golf so early in the morning… then I thought about me standing there with my camera trying to get that perfect shot of a little frog. I guess… it’s no different than the excitiment for the golfer to hit that little ball into the hole. 🙂

    • The frog was very small — about 1 1/4 inch/3.2cm in length. I think I would have missed it if it wasn’t for the red contrast on the leaf.

    • Thank you Lady Fi for visiting my blog. I appreciate your compliment. And I have to say your photography is pretty amazing also. I look forward to learning from you. 🙂

    • I was pretty excited to see the frog. I’ve been trying to capture a shot these elusive critter all summer with no luck until now… good things come to those who wait. 😉

    • Thank you for making my day with your comment. I’m glad to hear my work help brighten your day. I really enjoy reading your posts. They are funny, insightful, and very well written. I look forward to reading more. 🙂

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