My yard is quite noisy with frogs, toads, crickets and katydids. Last night I went out with my flashlight to see if I could spot any of the choir in the act. Most all the sounds were coming from above and I had just about given up hope of spotting anyone when I turned to old faithful…my boneset. I was thinking either a katydid or moth, but I was pleasantly surprised to see this little Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) sitting on a leaf and hidden from above. He/she was so low that I shot this from a kneeling position.I never did get to see him/her engage in song, but I think that once mating is past they vocalize a bit less.
I generally don’t “photoshop” beyond the basic contrast adjustments and sharpening. But for this one I did clone out the flash specular highlights. I don’t use flash often and have a learning curve in progress. I believe there is a way to control the speculars and possibly polarize the flash, but I haven’t got that far yet. I do place a diffuser over my 550EX.