Although it’s getting late, frogs are still up and about on Poor Farm Swamp lily-pads. I was pleasantly surprised to see a fair number as I walked the rail trail this past Sunday morning and found this handsome rake shortly after the turtle that I posted on Tuesday.
American Bullfrog-Lithobates catesbianus with a few Lily-pad Planthoppers-Megamelus davisi in Poor Farm Swamp.
At this late date one wouldn’t expect to capture a favorite for the year but this guy is just that. He’s young, handsome, relatively unmarred, and has some nice chest marking along with beautiful eyes. I posted this as a large file just so you could see the eye detail and bugs. I wasn’t aware of the bugs when composing this which was shot with the zoom full out and doubled to 800mm. I focused primarily on the eye so didn’t even see the planthoppers until on the big screen. And, of course, seeing those wonderful webbed feet is a plus too. And the light! Can you tell that I am enthusiastic about this one? 😀