I was chasing a moth in Brickyard Meadow last Saturday when I saw something not much larger than the moth on a sensitive fern leaf a few inches away. Although it was partially hidden under another overhanging leaf and I could only see its lower half, I recognized it as a Spring Peeper. As the rising sun started to hit it the frog slowly came out from under and I managed to get a couple of good shots.
Spring Peeper-Pseudacris crucifer The ‘x’ on its back is diagnostic although it varies in appearance. These can differ in size from 3/4″ to 1 1/4″ and I think this one was all of the 3/4s.
It wasn’t alarmed by my presence and I was able to crawl around and make eye contact.
This was shot with the 180+2x teleconverter so I was not right on top but still pretty close. I had been about to leave when I saw the moth and then this. I definitely said thank you. Nice to be able to share a frog that isn’t named ‘Bull”.