Another quick look in the pond by daylight this time, and I ended up with precariously balancing myself and the camera on the edge of the pond, and had the end of the lens (with ring adapter still attached to do a job) nice and close.
Reason for leaving the adapter ring on? That was to let it touch the frogspawn, cos there is no way I'm resting the tip of Venus on the spawn!!! (Oooh err Mrs)...
Copyright: Paul Iddon - A View of the UK
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/20 sec, ISO 500