08.14.2020-2 Of course, here’s another Frog Friday post.

We have had a record number of heat waves this year…at least for the Northeast. I think we may be done with them but one never can be sure. Eventually cold weather will return and the bullfrogs will slip into their mud beds for a winter’s slumber.  So I am making the most of the opportunities while I can. These were all from this past Monday morning at Moosehorn Pond. I’d like to think each of the portraits I’ve collected this year offers something a little different from each other.

Bullfrog on a hot tin culvert (it really isn’t tin)

 

This was not an easy capture.  I was on the road which is, of course, higher than the pond and the frog was close to the grass edge so I had to lean over the edge and angle the tripod down into the water to get this look at him.

 

I won’t disturb a subject, especially a frog, if I can avoid it.  This guy wasn’t in a hurry to go anywhere so I gave up on the idea of grabbing an abstract of the lily pad and it does kind of steal the interest from Fergus.  I’ll go back one day this weekend and see if I can  follow up on that thought.

As you can see, Frog Monday provided a lot of images for Frog Friday.

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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24 Responses to 08.14.2020-2 Of course, here’s another Frog Friday post.

  1. krikitarts says:

    I hope you take it as a compliment (I certainly would) that they are comfortable enough with your presence that they tolerate your interest and proximity so well. My mom taught us this poem; does anyone else remember it? (I can’t find an author on Google):

    What a wonderful bird the frog are.
    When he stand, he sit almost.
    When he hop, he fly almost.
    He ain’t got no sense, hardly;
    He ain’t got no tail either, hardly.
    When he sit, he sit on what he ain’t got, almost.

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  2. shoreacres says:

    In the last photo, the frog looks like he’s dissolving into a little puddle of frogginess. Maybe it’s hotter up there than I realized.

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  3. My favorite is behind door #1…those leading lines created by the most unusual rocks really draw your attention to the frog, and the lone lily pad seems to mimic his ear drum. The black background completes the composition with the lack of business. Nicely done.

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  4. melissabluefineart says:

    It is interesting to see the variations between the frogs themselves. I love what Linda said, about the frog dissolving into a puddle of frogginess~she captured what I was thinking perfectly. And the first one is delightful for the contrast between the beautiful lily pads, the culvert, and the critter. Very nice. I can just imagine you reaching over the edge with your tripod. I hope the frog appreciates the lengths you went to! 🙂

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    • I like Linda’s description too. Fortunately for my image making the second frog seemed totally unperturbed or possibly even unaware of my presence. I was so close I found it amazing that I didn’t scare him off. Maybe I should ask if he’d like a copy. 🙂 I don’t usually photograph man-made subjects but the frog on the culvert just really appealed to me. I am glad it did to you also. Thanks, Melissa.

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  5. Ann Mackay says:

    Impressed that you’ve come up with a very different set of froggy pictures! I do hope that Fergus isn’t melting!

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  6. Maria says:

    All of them are nice. I like how in the third one there’s that eye contact. It makes for some sort of drama. The third one is fabulous.

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    • I always try for the sense of direct eye contact. It certainly gives the viewer, and the photographer, a more personal connection to the image. The third one is my favorite as well. Thanks, Maria.

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  7. My sense of sight fails me: in which of these three pictures is Elizabeth Taylor slinking about?

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  8. I particularly like your last photo, it’s terrific!

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  9. Eliza Waters says:

    These make me smile!

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  10. Superb shots, Steve, with contrasting backgrounds.

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