Taking Photographs of NOISY TOADS, who LOVE the Tropical Monsoon Rains – And did I say it was 5am?
Besides working on some new Abstract Expressionism Photography at 5am, there’s not much else to do at that time in the morning. I usually do NOT let tropical, heavy rainstorms deter me from taking photos outside…but I take my backup cameras out in the rain for these opportunities. Being that it was VERY WET outside, AND, VERY DARK, that added a little extra difficulty to the task of Toad-Photography.
Happy Toady Friday!
When it rains heavy, these creatures seem to be the HAPPIEST! When it gets wet, they are also the NOISIEST! They sit half-submerged in pools of water, and chat with their toady-neighbors: That’s what they do! What are they talking about? GEEZ, it’s 5am! Is it “toad-gossip”?
Soaked Man Crawling thru the Weeds with Camera in Hand
I seemed to put the kibosh on some of their toad-antics: The last thing they expected was some guy with a camera silly enough to be out there in ‘toad-weather’, getting soaked and taking pictures. Some of these noisy beasts, well, most of them would sink under the water when I slithered my way through the grass (and weeds) to get closer. A couple of them fatties didn’t seem to care – daring me to take their picture, like “Come on Punk – I dare’ya to take my picture!” So I did – Here’s a flash for you – POP! And, one for you…How do you like them apples, Mr. Toad! Hehehehehehe! Yes, I am a little delirious from lack of sleep.
How was that weather this morning?
It was wet. Really wet. It’s not the type of weather you want to take your DSLR outside and photograph with; therefore, I am glad I have my PANASONIC LUMIX to take outside when it is raining. The camera is NOT waterproof. However, as I get soaked, I can shield it slightly, under me as I bend down to look for toads in the pools of water. I also duck under some cover and wipe the camera down from time-to-time. Anyways, it was something different to do early, very early in the morning. Here are some of the shots I got from my 5am-Toad-Photography-Adventure!
Now! I can get back to my ABSTRACT SMOKE – ETHEREAL, Smoke Art Photography Series. Sometimes, I get side-tracked with other photo-subjects. What is that all about? “Focus-focus-focus – OH COOL, THERE’S SOMETHING ELSE TO PHOTOGRAPH!” Side-tracked!
Well, that is how my abstract-mind seems to work – sometimes I’m tunnel-vision-focused, and then out-of-the-blue, my eye is drawn to some other subject for a temporary adventure – just like this early morning, toad photography adventure.