Camille and I attempted to take some night photos on Friday night after work. The last time we did this was about two years ago, not long after I got my D90, and we wanted to make a comparison of our skills since then. Unfortunately it started to rain, so we went home shortly after taking a couple of shots. Might try again in the next few weeks.
Camille and I have been wanting to head out to Wellington Point for a while now to take some photos. I haven’t been out that way for years, so I decided to do a bit of recon this afternoon in case we decide to head out before the sun comes up some day. Don’t want to be trying to find a spot when you can’t see anything! I had assumed that being on the coast, I would need to get up for sunrise shots, but it turns out that the sunset shots are quite nice anyway. It was a good chance to try the new grad filters I bought at work
Last night we found it hard to get to sleep, due to a constant “clunk, clunk, clunk” noise. It seemed to be coming from the front yard, but we couldn’t see anyone or anything that might be causing it. This morning I went downstairs to hang washing, and the noise was still going! I tracked it down to a drainpipe, but couldn’t see anything. I assumed it was a frog.
Tonight after I got home from work, the noise was STILL going, though now it was coming from the front. I have a small pond in the front yard, which I had always intended to fill in. It would be nice to have fish or frogs in there, but it seems to harbour cane toads and mosquito larvae as well. I had a look in the pond (which is now full of water again, after all the recent rain) and after some careful searching under the branches, found 3 small frogs and a giant cane toad.
After comparing the photos to known Brisbane frogs, we came to the conclusion that they are Salmon-Striped Frogs or Striped Marsh Frogs. It seems as though we will have thousands of tadpoles soon, due to all the spawn that was floating in the pond. I think I’ll have to fill it in before then…