08.20.2018 Frog Monday

Not an official day, but for me any day with a frog in it is a good one.  🙂

Edit-Bullfrog- Lithobates catesbeianus…I always confuse who has or has not the ridge down the back.

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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 08.20.2018 Frog Monday

  1. Just Rod says:

    He is a handsome devil.

    Tell him to watch out for princesses, they are trouble

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  2. I wish we had some of these in our immediate area. We have lots and lots of Peepers which are now migrating back to the surrounding woods. They’re all over the place and way too fast for photography. This specimen looks happy to pose.

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    • Green frogs and bullfrogs are pretty tolerant within a comfort range. About two feet it seems although I have got closer, especially on a chilly morning. Staying at or below eye level and moving slowly helps.

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  3. Gallivanta says:

    Beautiful photo of a beautiful creature. I think it’s a good day for all of us when there’s a frog to be seen. It means we haven’t destroyed the environment quite yet! 🙂

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  4. Andrew says:

    There ought to be an official Frog Day, whether it’s Monday or not. The frogs here are very noisy but always well hidden so rarely offer photo ops. I am envious of your frogs Steve.

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  5. I’ve seen a lot of frogs and toads this summer, I’m always happy to see them, but haven’t gotten a good look once at a bullfrog, this is a great portrait.

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    • I haven’t seen as many as in previous years, but I hear plenty. We have a nice population of tree frogs and wood frogs that I hear in our woods. I’d probably see more if I went out with a flashlight at night but go to bed too early for that.

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  6. That’s an excellently green muzzle.

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    • Most of the bullfrogs I see are almost entirely green. I am not sure why this guy is so much darker than most. Maybe it has something to do with age, but I’ve seen some pretty small bullfrogs that were all green.

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  7. shoreacres says:

    When I saw Litho- in his name, I wondered if it referred to stone-like behavior, or the skin texture. Close enough. The Wiki tells me that the genus name means “one who treads on stones,” or “rock climber.”

    He’s a handsome one, for sure. That emerald green seems unusual to me. I really like it.

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    • I haven’t seen any evidence of bullfrogs climbing rocks, but I imagine they can.The green is a little deeper hued than I see generally, but he is quite a bit darker than most overall plus there was not much light yet at this time of the morning.

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  8. bluebrightly says:

    He’s a sweetie, if I may say so! 😉

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