In the Pond

Just a very few photos tonight. I've spent much of the day configuring my Windows 7 set-up. Yes, the installation went very smoothly but there's all the applications to reinstall and reconfigure to behave how I like them (which is rarely how the designers default them). I'm most of the way there! Missing having a 'quick launch' task bar (W7 is massively wasteful of lateral taskbar space, even with icons at their smallest) but other than that I can see the benefits in terms of speed of boot-up. Edit: Thanks to Darko for pointing me in the direction of 'quick launch' which I've now set up with all my frequently used applications, while saving about 50% of taskbar space.

So anyway, all that meant little time for taking photos until this evening, which in turn means that the camera turned to the pond. And found….

a frog resting under the surface….

and another poking its head out to say hello.

Countless damselfly nymphs…

This last one is a bit of a cheat. It's a photo from Friday night, but I can assure you I did see several young newts tonight as well. I just prefer this shot.

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Camera note: all shots taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM lens.

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  1. gdare November 6, 2011 at 7:11 am #

    Kermit the Frog is having a good time :up:

  2. SittingFox November 7, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    Glad you got your computer sorted out. I still haven't got mine cleaned. I may try to hold on until I go home at Christmas!

  3. Words November 7, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    Darko, he is, he is! Ribbit!

  4. Words November 7, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    Adele, make sure you have everything well backed up (especially essays!). Computers really do still need a dust-free environment, which is next to impossible the way we use them these days.

  5. ICU109 November 16, 2011 at 4:11 am #

    what sweet little things these are! big bright eyes!

  6. Words November 16, 2011 at 9:11 pm #

    Kathy, thanks! They're tiny little things, but voracious feeders.

  7. ICU109 December 19, 2011 at 6:12 am #

    well, they're busy growing!