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Digital Toad Photography For Fun And Entertainment

Updated on May 28, 2013

Entertainment With a Digital Camera

I like to take photos and my back yard is one of the places I find very interesting things to record with my camera. I was out there a couple of days ago shooting photos of the flowers and the birds and the mushrooms. That is when it came to me that photography was very entertaining.

Everything is blooming and looks so pretty.

There are a lot of flowers in my yard and in my neighbors yard, that is only divided by the imaginary line. They have several landscape ponds . The ponds are a perfect magnet for all kinds of wild life.

I see ducks out and about on a regular basis.

I hear the toads and frogs singing when evening nears. Lots of noise and business going on in my area.

I spy on them with my camera with every opportunity.

a clump of toad stools part the grass
a clump of toad stools part the grass
heart shaped flowers rise and shine for the occasion
heart shaped flowers rise and shine for the occasion
from a Toads point of view
from a Toads point of view

Photographing The Act

So I am wandering around the yard trying to find things of interest. I already have the camera out. I figure it is a good idea to shoot some things I see that might be useful later.

I do that because I enjoy photogrphy as a hobby.

I take pictures that can be used in a Hub or on my blog or who knows. Just in case I need it for something creative.

I am thinking creative and "wham". Something catches my attention in the grass. I just took the photo of the toad stools and dandelions. What the hay?

Oh my gosh! Now I am feeling sort of startled and sort of embarrassed. Yes that is right. I don't want other creatures thinking I am some kind of weirdo.

What are they doing? 

Caught in the act!

Two Toads Smile For My Camera

or maybe they are not smiling because I am taking their photograph!
or maybe they are not smiling because I am taking their photograph!

I Could Have Swore They Said "Cheese"

I normally take my writing serious but these Toads managed to bring out the fun and, "would be" TWISTED side of my nature.

I laughed at the thought of actually writing a hub about,

you know.....

Toads Doing It.

I mean yuck anyway.

I showed the picture to my Mother. She said "Susan what is that?" I said " F*#*ing Toads."

Mom laughed real hard. She got such a kick out of it she told me to show my sister that "one photo" "you know".

We laughed some more. Nothing wrong with a little photographic entertainment.

My thought here was to make you laugh. Please do not take offense because it is all harmless fun. Just nature anyway. If this upsets you blame Mother Nature for putting the F#*+ing Toads in my back yard. Like I said in another hub. Mother Nature is good for your mental health.

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      Jatinder Joshi 4 years ago from Whitby, Ontario, Canada

      Great post. Digital cameras have made photography easy and fun; you proved it! Thank you for sharing.

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      C.S.Alexis 9 years ago from NW Indiana

      I too love the toads, I love all the animals really. Some of them just make me try to hurt myself getting away from them.....bees,

      but bees are cool too.

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      Steve Andrews 9 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Toads are one of my favourite animals! Great hub!

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      Raven King 9 years ago from Cabin Fever

      Thanks for this fun hub! I am grinning from ear to ear. The color in these photos is so rich and beautiful. Got to love those toads posing for the camera. You are an excellent photographer as well as an artist. :)

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      C.S.Alexis 9 years ago from NW Indiana

      Marie,

      Thanks for visiting and hope to see you around often.

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      Marie Pinschmidt 9 years ago from Palm Beach Gardens

      I have just joined Hubpages and you've given me my first few moments of laughter. I've loved reading about you and your interesting life. I'm a writer and painter, and love nature in all its glory. Marie Pinschmidt

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      C.S.Alexis 9 years ago from NW Indiana

      SweetiePie,

      I took that picture in my neighbors yard that adjoins mine with an imaginary line. I was telling him about the photographs and my hubpages and I told him how beautiful the blue flowers were.

      He is a landscaper and he gave me some buckets full of the bulbs for those blue flowers. Sweet!

      Thanks for reading here.

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      SweetiePie 9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      The blue flowers are amazing! Of course, I always think the best pictures are the ones we can take ourselves.

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      ronibgood 9 years ago

      No offense. Enjoyed it very much..... Great story and pics.

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      C.S.Alexis 9 years ago from NW Indiana

      ReuVera,

      just type in the search box on any hubpage, "how to about digital photography" and there are all kinds of hubbers who know much more than I do about photography. I am not disregarding you but rather sending you to the experts. I would most likely mess you up as this is not my field. Best of luck.

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      C.S.Alexis 9 years ago from NW Indiana

      Dame Scribe....Thanks for dropping in.

      Reu....almost any photo site will allow you to brighten contrast and colors. I am not the one to ask but I will find out where for you.

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      ReuVera 9 years ago from USA

      C.S., Good job! You should teach me how to doctor colors.

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      Dame Scribe 9 years ago from Canada

      I love taking pics but not being the subject, lol

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      C.S.Alexis 9 years ago from NW Indiana

      Wow.... won't be any revenue from this one but laughter is priceless. Sure glad all of you dropped in for the peep show.......

      ReuVera...I doctored the color a bit...DFlies make maggots Oh how I hate them! SORRY GOD... FORGIVE ME!

      Zsuzsy...I hear you, I gave up an expensive camera outfit a few years back.

      G-Ma, glad you found some love here.

      Island....raw is a great word!

      Melody....Thanks!

      Thank all of you for joining in the LOL!

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      ReuVera 9 years ago from USA

      Amazing colours! It was a wonderful day, I bet. BTW, I have a picture of f***ing flies.....my son spied them on the hood of his car lol.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Another great hub C.S. I just love how easy it has become to take pictures. I have a fantastic great 35mmMinolta with the zoom lenses the whole nine yards but since the digital camera I haven't even finished off one roll of film.

      Great pic's nature at its best.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Wonderfully done and told ...Loved it and Thanks...G-Ma :O) Hugs

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      Sylvia Van Velzer 9 years ago from Hawaii

      Hahaha! Nothing beats nature photography and esp at it's rawest! Great capture!

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      Melody Lagrimas 9 years ago from Philippines

      Cute.

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      C.S.Alexis 9 years ago from NW Indiana

      Feline,

      I am sure the one on top is grinning! He winked at me and gave me a thumbs up

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      Feline Prophet 9 years ago

      LOL...is that a cheesy grin I spot on the toads?

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      C.S.Alexis 9 years ago from NW Indiana

      k@ri and cindyvine and Laughing Mom.......This hub got a single $ for revenue potential....

      LOL....priceless!

      Thanks for commenting.

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      Laughing Mom 9 years ago

      Oh that's hilarious! I bet they said more than "Cheese"!!

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      Cindy Vine 9 years ago from Cape Town

      lol very cute hahahahaha Thought for a minute you'd captured our very own Golden Toad!

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      Kari Poulsen 9 years ago from Ohio

      LOL! Those F#*+ing Toads! Cute hub, Thanks for the laugh!

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