Sunday, 4 March 2012

Nature at home...

I was doing a spot of gardening earlier today and came across a reptile and an amphibian enjoying their day among the leaves of my plants.

Garden snake on the stem of a potted palm

Frog taking a rest on an orchid leaf

16 comments:

Wan Sharif said...

Awesome pictures.. You have there..

Anonymous said...

Love the pic of the frog!
I love doing frog-spotting in my garden at night. There will be red eyes dotting the grass as far as the eyes can see. I read somewhere that if you have frogs in your garden then it is a sign of a healthy environment - so there you go! Well done.

-ulat-

koolmokcikZ said...

the snake is dead or alive?

Cara Lim said...

Mr Oldstock, I like the one with the frog. Did you use telephoto lens for this?

Oldstock said...

Ayoh Wang,

I wanted to get a closer pic of the snake but was afraid it might jump at me :-)

Oldstock said...

Ulat,

It is the first time I see a frog of this colour. I previously saw the plain green ones.

A healthy garden I may have... but knowing that there are many critters sort of give me the creeps sometimes. This is not the first time I've spotted a snake... although the snake is not that big laa...

Oldstock said...

Koolmokcik,

Alive... it slithered down the stem as I was taking more shots. Disappeared under some fallen leaves.

Oldstock said...

Cara,

No telephoto lens (which I am still dreaming of buying). The cam was set to macro and I got as close as I dared, so as not to scare the frog away.

Al-Manar said...

I have nice big and juicy frogs snuggled beneath coconut shells. making beautiful music calling for more rain.

Oldstock said...

Pakcik,

That's the proverbial katak bawah tempurung :-)

Jehan Bakar said...

Comel nyer frog U!

I jelessss!

Oldstock said...

Verse, it's the 1st time I see this species of frog. Pale coloured and smaller than my thumb.

koolmokcikZ said...

I panggil ni katak pisang. banyak kat rumah i ni. kuat melompat dan sembur air kencing masa dia lompat tu. mak i cakap kalu kena mata, buta.

Oldstock said...

Koolmokcik,

Luckily I didn't get too close... or it might have jumped and pissed on me, hehe...

zafi said...

Hello Oldstock,

Sorry for not visiting ur blog! Been super busy with so many hectic things... :D
I like the picture with the frog on the leaf! so real and amazing!!! what a great shot!

Oldstock said...

Salam Zafi,

Nice to see you back. I thought you had quit blogging :-)

But no worries, being busy is sometimes better than being idle. Hopefully things work out ok for you.