Monday 20 June 2011

It's not easy being green

Or rather it's brilliant if you're a frog in a pond!

Yesterday we had another day of continuing grey skies--no rain--just clouds. We visited friends who live just over the departement boundary in Indre and then afterwards went for a ramble. On our walk we came across a small pond which was heavily covered with water lilies--sadly not in flower, and duckweed.

From the pond came a cacophony of croaking and the hooing of a pair of coots. We stopped to see if we could spot any of the frogs.

Now see how you get on: it's spot the frog competition time....[click to magnify]

there is a frog in this shot...honest!

and in this one....
Answers on a postcard please!

Finally this chap was a little bolder than the rest and 'allowed' us to take his picture.


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Niall and Antoinette:
They are indeed masters of camouflage! We think that is what makes them so startling when one comes across them in the garden as they simply seem to materialise from nowhere. And, of course, vanish similarly into the undergowth.

ladybird said...

I guess the first one is smack in the middle of the photo ... on the sort of brownish leaf. The second one ... I don't see it. Maybe I should get a new pair of specs! :) Martine

GaynorB said...

Spotted them! One is easier to pick out than the other as I assume that on the first one it is a rear view?

Your new camera is working well Antoinette!

Niall & Antoinette said...

@all-- the 1st frog is slap in the middle with his back to us. the 2nd is also in the middle of the pic but he's looking towards the bottom right-hand corner and more clearly in the (brown) water. :-)
clever clogs: Gaynor & Martine ;-)

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Jane & Lance-- they certainly can surprize me in the garden! As you say they pop up out of nowhere.