All right, have a look at this! Is that cool or what? The key to understanding this image would be the dried piñon (pine) needles. Some of them are longer than the baby horned toad. This guy isn’t much longer than my thumbnail. A couple centimeters, maybe. You could hide him and his sister in a thimble!
These telephoto macro shots aren’t easy. For one thing, you have to be walking along with the camera (and the heavy telephoto lens) around your neck, or else the prey escapes. For another, the depth of field is teeny-tiny on the auto setting, and there’s never time to fiddle with it. That means sharp focus is a crap shoot, so thank God for digital cameras. I took about eight shots this time, and all of them were useless except this one. Ten steps from the parking lot, he was.
Wow. Just wow.