06.04.2021 Frog Friday

I’ve stopped by Moosehorn Pond a few times as summer approaches. It is my favorite spot for photographing bullfrogs and yesterday was the first day I found one.  Walking the entire length of the pond this was the only one found.  It was a somewhat chilly morning so guess he was the hardiest of the lot. There were many more at Poor Farm Swamp where last weeks image was made but must be still a little too cold these few miles north.

And although he may be hardy, I did not see a single blink or hear a single croak while visiting with him.  Torpor, I guess.

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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15 Responses to 06.04.2021 Frog Friday

  1. shoreacres says:

    He has that “Whadda mean, it’s time to get up?” look about him.

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  2. This may be the first time I’ve ever run across the word torpor in anyone’s blog post.


  3. Peter Klopp says:

    We experience an early heatwave. I am sure the sad-looking bullfrog you found would have a great time in our ponds, Steve.

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  4. Littlesundog says:

    At long last… Frog Friday!!! I can hear the croaks of the bullfrogs from the slough at night. You have much better luck than I photographing them. I can’t even get halfway close before KER PLUNK they’ve escaped into the water. 😦

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    • I got a few good looks yesterday so there will be more to come.:-)

      I have the advantage of a very long lens (100-400 with a doubler to reach 800mm) to keep the frogs at a comfortable distance. That said, early morning helps as they are a little less active and aware. I have been able to get pretty close with my macro lens in the right situation by getting flat on the ground and approaching at eye level. From above is where most predators come from. I hear plenty of kerplunks when I get close to those that are hidden at the edge and I can’t see where they are.

      There is a stream, mostly underground, in our neighborhood and some nights I can hear one or two. It’s a nice way to go to sleep.

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  5. Very nice Steve! Always fun to photograph Frogs!!

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