09.25.2020 Frog Friday

It’s getting a bit more difficult finding these guys between the waning season and our current drought lowering the water levels.  Unfortunately, detritus and toxins don’t go away and as water evaporates from ponds the oxygen levels drop endangering pond life in general and frogs in particular.  We are due for some predicted rain next week and hopefully that will replenish oxygen and help to sustain the ecological balance in the water.


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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18 Responses to 09.25.2020 Frog Friday

  1. krikitarts says:

    This one does look rather hopeful, but in a sort of skeptical way. I wouldn’t want to be the dragonfly that decides to land on that large lily pad.

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    • Seems rather pensive. I shot one many years ago from behind and it looked like it was contemplating the universe. I have never been able to capture a catch. I have spent lots of time waiting with my finger on the release waiting for the moment but so far nada. Here’s one of those guys I thought would make a nab in front of me.

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  2. I like the over-the-shoulder look. If this had been taken in a state some distance to your southwest, I would have said, “pensive ain’t ya?”

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  3. NJUrbanForest says:

    A small “pond” created by illegal ATV use near my house has been home to many Green Frogs through the summer – but alas it has now dried up and the frogs have dispersed.

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  4. Ann Mackay says:

    Hope you get the rain you need! (We’ve just had a couple of much-needed days of rain. 🙂 )

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  5. Littlesundog says:

    I just love Fridays… and frogs! We need rain here too, and always hope the tropical storms and hurricanes from the south bring us some residual rain.

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    • Same here, Lori. We kept hoping that some of the storms would bring us a downpour or two over prolonged periods but not much arrived. Of course, we hate to see the destruction they cause elsewhere but we were rooting for them to come here. Often that is what fills our ponds and reservoirs for the winter but things are not looking good presently.

      I’ll see if I can find a few more frogs and keep this going. If not, well there may be some Fog Fridays. 🙂

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  6. shoreacres says:

    Both of your frogs look just like me and my neighbors, watching and waiting for the front that’s predicted to arrive tomorrow. The technical term for what we’re expecting is ‘butt-kicker.’ With winds of 30mph/gusts to 40, it’s going to be stronger than what we got with either Laura or Beta, and people are in a state of high excitement. If the forecast doesn’t verify, the meteorologists are going to be hiding in their homes.

    That second frog, with one foot on one side of the log and the other foot on the other side, looks like ambivalence personified.

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    • I imagine that kind of wind plays havoc at the marinas. Hopefully your various nature reserves don’t lose many trees. There have been an exceptional number of storms this year with two more months to go. We’re hoping one or two of them come this way and dump inches upon us.
      Both seem pensive, as Mike mentioned above, but the second one appears so deep in thought and obviously has a lot on his mind.

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      • shoreacres says:

        Well, forty kts is pretty standard during the fall and winter. The bigggest downside is the way it empties the bays. Our normal tidal range is about a foot or two, but with a strong north wind, the water heads to the Gulf, sailboats begin to tilt in their slips, and even shallow draft boats are confined to port until the winds turn and the water comes back.

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      • So the moon is not the only thing to turn the tides.

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