Summers in Texas mean that toads and frogs are-a-plenty. Texas has 42 different species of frogs and toads. Many counties in Texas may have more than 20 species. However, many of the sounds you hear at night are made by a handful of the most common frogs and toads. I have noticed this season that there are many more frogs than normal around the house. I’m sure they are feasting on the large number of insects throughout the property. I recently walked out of the garage early one morning only to find this very nice specimen. He was sitting very still waiting for the sun to come up. He was so still that I was able to grab my camera and take this image at very close range. He never blinked or moved. Once I was done with the photo shoot he proceeded to go about his way. I decided to name him “Fred”.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark III using my Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro Lens. The camera was set on Aperture Priority mode with the aperture set at f/9, shutter speed at 2.5 seconds and the ISO set at 100. All processing was done within Lightroom.
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