10.15.2021 Frog Friday

Frog season has definitely wound down here but some are still hopping about. This little guy was digging the sun in our lawn (another reason to not use herbicides) while I was mowing one afternoon.  Fortunately he stuck around long enough so I could run in and back out with the big camera for a few portraits.

Wood Frog- Lithobates sylvaticus.  The 180 doesn’t capture starbursts well but there is a bit of one as the catchlight in his eye.

This might be the last of Frog Friday’s for a while.  I did capture a few more last weekend but none of them are really much different from a bunch of others I have posted. I’ll keep looking as long as we continue with warmish days but eventually they won’t be surfacing for a few months.

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 10.15.2021 Frog Friday

  1. In a lifetime of mowing lawns, I’ve never encountered a frog while doing so. I don’t remember ever finding a frog on a lawn, period. Guess I haven’t lived in the right places.

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    • This was only the second frog I’ve found in/on our lawn. The other being a local bullfrog that had strayed from a nearby stream. We’ve had our share of spring peepers and in that season their chorus is quite loud and enjoyable in our little woods. I captured a few images with the phone of one in our wood pile a few days ago but had the camera phone zoomed out quite far and the quality isn’t what I like so haven’t shared the pictures. We do get a lot of American toads in the yard.

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  2. Always enjoy your frog images Steve! Plus they also remind me of our old home with a pond & frogs!

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  3. Peter Klopp says:

    You were lucky that a frog is less mobile than a bird. I often run into the house to get my camera only to find that the bird I was going to catch on my camera is gone.

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  4. Littlesundog says:

    I will be sorry when Frog Fridays must wait until next spring. I haven’t seen any frogs around here for a couple of weeks now. I’m sure they still exist at the slough and Old River Channel, but I haven’t been out looking. I’m happy you found this handsome specimen… with a twinkle in its eye no less!

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    • We had a pretty warm overnight so this morning might be a good time to look for a few more but coming up with new compositions and character is getting bit difficult.
      I was surprised at the twinkle. The macro lens doesn’t have the number of blades in the diaphragm that are helpful to form a star but this one did, although not a well-defined one. I hope you do have a chance to look and find a few, Lori.

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  5. Ann Mackay says:

    Sounds like it’s time to bid a fond farewell to froggie Fridays for a while – I’ll look forward to seeing them again in the spring. Nice to see this little chap enjoying some sunshine!

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  6. Todd Henson says:

    I checked the local maps and these are apparently to be found here, but I don’t think I’ve seen one, at least not that I recall. I’m glad it was patient with you. A month or so ago I drove one up a tree while mowing. Granted, it was a tree frog. 🙂

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  7. Eliza Waters says:

    A lovely friend to have in the garden – nice shot, Steve!

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  8. shoreacres says:

    On September 26, I finally found a frog. It wasn’t on a Friday, but I didn’t care. Mine was only about an inch long, and it might have been a very young one rather than a tree frog, but there he was: blending in perfectly with the log he was sitting on. It’s funny that this one’s name is ‘wood frog.’ When I saw it, I was struck by the color: more wood-like than green, like your lily pad friends.

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    • Good for you and your amphibian buddy! It’s great that you spotted him with his camouflage. This one definitely looks like a dried bit of tree.. It was a lot easier to spot him in green grass than in some tree debris.

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