07.01.2013 The name is Frog….Bull Frog. :-)

So here is a break from the Maine photographs and a delay on the water I promised although if there is a bullfrog then there is water nearby.  I like bullfrogs…really like bullfrogs.  Can’t say for sure why.  It might be their beatitude, the way they can send a resounding croak across a swamp or pond, the pop-eyes or that they are just plain green.  Or maybe it is just because I like all frogs.  Whatever the reason, I really enjoyed this encounter.  If you get down low and approach slowly it is possible to get very close. 🙂Bullfrog-Closeup-062913-900FBSo…who wants to see if he is really a prince? 🙂

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About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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19 Responses to 07.01.2013 The name is Frog….Bull Frog. :-)

  1. tomwhelan says:

    Love the low angle and the face details – you must have been right down in the mud at the water’s edge!

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  2. Andrew says:

    I don’t know of anywhere I could get so close to a Chinese Bullfrog. The eye is amazing.

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  3. What a sight for sore eyes. Prince, I mean Mr Frog, doesn’t even look real. He could pass for a frog figurine. I can still hear the bull frogs croak form memory when I was growing up on the farm. That sound was standard music in the summer.

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    • There are at least hundreds if not more in this pond and once they get going it is a cacophony of croaks, Yvonne. I’ve gone to this swamp pond many times over the years and they are always out in warm weather and filling the air with their sounds.

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  4. Lottie Nevin says:

    What an extraordinary photograph. I for one would be prepared to take up the challenge to see if he really is a prince – I’ve kissed enough toads ( my darling Irishman excluded of course!)

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  5. Who can’t love a face like that! 😉

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  6. sschaenzerwp says:

    I just love the clarity and detail of the eye 🙂
    I somehow wished I was the frog and could be turned into something else 😦

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  7. penpusherpen says:

    ok, ok, I shall try it Steve, but only if you’re sure I won’t be the one to change 😦 ribbett!!
    actually he looks gorgeous.and what a fantastic expression. Royal disdain? xPenx

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    • Oh Pen, I would never want you to change. Although becoming a lovely frog princess with nothing to do but sit on a pad and catch flies does sound like a pleasant life….until a Heron comes a calling. It could be royal disdain but I am thinking nonplussed calm bordering on rananirvana. 🙂

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  8. Greg Russell says:

    Gorgeous image, Steve!

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