08.05.2022 Happy Frog Friday

Prior to finding the Green Herons this past Monday, I came across several bullfrogs enjoying Poor Farm Swamp’s quiet morning.  This little guy was the first.  Others to follow on future FFs….or sooner.

My first attempt of the morning.  I was a little hesitant to wander more to the left but eventually found some relatively solid ground and got a bit more face forward view.

This must be a fairly young male as he has hardly a mark on him and was not very large either.

5D Mark IV, Tamron 100-400 plus 2.0 teleconverter, Circular Polarizer, upon tripod.

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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24 Responses to 08.05.2022 Happy Frog Friday

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    Love the first pic where he looks like he’s morphing from the leaf.. and so cute in the next pic with his wee foot under his chin 🙂 Gorgeous.

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  2. Nice frog images Steve! My favorite is the 2nd image where it is looking more towards you!

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  3. You lucked out that the frog stayed put as you eased your way further left.

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    • Whaddaya mean, Luck? Yeah, it was fortunate because sometimes they do drop into the water if I seem a threat. If I move slowly they don’t seem to notice, kind of like that experiment where a frog is put into a pot of water and doesn’t notice it is slowly getting hotter. Luckily what I do doesn’t cause the harm that experiment did.


  4. Eliza Waters says:

    He looks snugly under cover, ready to skedaddle at a moment’s notice!

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  5. Jet Eliot says:

    Spectacular frog photos, Steve, lovely with the green of the lily pads too. For some reason I love seeing the “ear” membrane on frog photos, and you captured it well here. Super eyes too. Frog Fridays are so fun here.

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    • Thanks, Jet. Depending on the angle I am shooting I often use the tympanum as my point of focus. More forward I use the eye but often that pulls the tympanum along with it. I am glad that you enjoy these frog Fridays. I have a few more shots for the future.

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  6. Peter Klopp says:

    The frog blends in nicely in his green environment.

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  7. Tina says:

    Except for those bulgy eyes, he blends in beautifully. Bet he’s noisier than the lilies, though.

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    • Nice notice, Tina. Often it’s the eyes that I see first when scanning the water. They sometimes look like bubbles. 🙂 Yup. When he’s in the mood for love there is no doubt about it. 🙂


  8. shoreacres says:

    He does look nice and fresh — and such a pretty green. Those lily pads do provide a nice resting place: one where he can be somewhat camouflaged.

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    • It’s impressive how quickly they an be under those pads when needed. Blink of an eye fast. Bullfrogs can lay eggs once or twice so there can be fresh frogs a couple of times each summer. I bet this guy is among the second frog squad.


  9. That’s cool. The brown straw or whatever works as a leading line.

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  10. Handsome froggy fella! 🙂

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  11. I was admiring the complexion of this guy/gal before reading your comment about it being young. Didn’t we all look better in our younger days!?! 😀

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