06.17.2022 Frog Friday- a new favorite?

It’s hard to pick just one favorite and of course the most recent stands out in your mind.  But the lighting and pose along with the floating leaf all make this at least among my favorites.

Another shot from this past Monday.  That was a good day.  The tympanum here is about the same size as the frog’s eye so maybe female, maybe male.  Had it croaked while I was watching that would have given it away but not a sound. The polarizer really allowed it to pop out of the background and the slight sidelighting accentuates every little bump on that spotless skin.  Must be a young ‘un.

Four-day weekend starting now.  😀

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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21 Responses to 06.17.2022 Frog Friday- a new favorite?

  1. Very nice Steve! Always enjoy your frog images!

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  2. melissabluefineart says:

    I can see why this one ranks as one of your favorites. You’re right, it does look like a young’un.

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  3. A good frog on a log. Did you have to slog through a bog?

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  4. Peter Klopp says:

    What an endearing photo of your favourite friend of the pond!

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  5. shoreacres says:

    I don’t remember seeing such a color contrast between the gray/brown body and green head in other frog photos. Is this common, and I just haven’t noticed it? Might it be an indication of a younger frog? I’ll say this — I don’t know much about frogs, but this one looks especially fresh and unspoiled. And, yes: the leaf is a nice touch.

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    • I’ve seen this combination a few times. This is a young frog but whether that is why the coloration is as it is I cannot say for sure. Frogs do change color for a variety of reasons…mating and camouflage being two that I am aware of. They don’t remain unscathed for long so this must be youthful.

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  6. I agree with all the other accolades, Steve. The color, crispness, and color contrasts conspire to catapult this composition into the completely cool category. 🐸

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  7. Dave Ply says:

    Had to look up tympanum just to make sure I knew what it was. It could have just been a bump on a frog on a log.

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  8. Two thumbs up. I really liked this when I saw it on Facebook too.

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  9. Todd Henson says:

    That is a great pose with the arch to its back. And the leaf really does add something. A week or so ago I had a scene I’d have liked a polarizer for, but realized I’d brought the wrong size. Oh well. 🙂

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    • I solved that problem by having one for every lens and they live on them. Most of the time the slight loss of light isn’t much of a problem and they really allow subjects like this in strong light to pop out from the background.
      I think the arch is more just how its skeleton is formed at a young age without the bulk that comes with growth. Or not. 🙂

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