Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hello, Toad!

The kids found a toad in the grass yesterday and caught it. They used the bottom of a cardboard apple box and made a whole environment for it, complete with grass, rocks, and an old ice cream bucket lid full of water and a bit of sand. Quite the digs!

I asked our oldest son to take the toad out of the box and set it in the grass so I could get a good picture of it.

Hello, Toad!

The challenge at You Capture this week is "Get Down Low". You can't get much lower than this since I was lying on my belly in the grass when I took it!

Mr. Toad was very cooperative during his portrait session. I think he only hopped away from me once when I was taking his picture.

I asked Oldest Son to put Mr. Toad back in his temporary home when I was done photographing him. No, I did not want to touch the ugly little creature! Oldest Son had no qualms about it though!

Caught a Toad

Check out You Capture's "Get Down Low" photo challenge to get the low down on more pictures taken from down low.


Ashley said...

Okay I LOVE the frogs! It reminds me of when I summer at my grandmas house...we would chase them all over her property!!!! I hope you don't mind another follower:)


Ashley Sisk said...

Oh my goodness, that's the strangest toad I've ever seen. Great capture.

Sabrina said...

My brother and I used to do the same thing when we were kids. We thought we could catch bugs to feed it, the whole bit. Sadly...we usually didn't do enough. :( Love this shot!

angela said...

love the toad shot! it's nice to know that I'm not the only one lying in the grass with my camera :o)

Jess said...

Oh come on now, he's not an "ugly little creature"! :) Your boy had the right idea, I think. I love Mr. Toad's close-up portrait.