green frog


I leave momma bird & her mate to their protesting as I continue walking along the pond's edge. At the other end I see frogs springing across the water like skipping stones... screaming. They tuck themselves safely beneath the water's surface so I can no longer see them. Only one green frog sits beside the water. It's body half clothed in mud. It allows me to step closer, closer still. When I've over stepped my boundaries he too flounces. Hidden loosely behind some weeds he allows me one snapshot before bounding off into the thick cattails.

11 comments:

Al said...

Superb, I've never photographed a frog, although I can hear them in the mostly-dry creekbed behind our house. I hope you had a great 4th, ours was quiet.

My handheld fireworks photos aren't as impressive when you know that I was using a very wide-aperture lens (f/1.4) and high ISO, allowing me to keep the exposures at 1/100 second or faster!

Naquillity said...

hello Al~ we had a quiet 4th too. when i photographed the town's fireworks last year i used a very low shutter speed and an ISO of 100. but, i had my camera mounted on my tripod. they turned out nicer than i thought they would. i'd love to try my hand at them again one day. your fireworks are still impressive to me, :P have a great day~

sandy said...

He sure shows up! We don't have a lot of frogs here, or toads, for that matter.

gigihawaii said...

pretty green color! I tend to not like frogs or toads - though I did dine on frog legs long ago! Won't do that again. Lol.

Gemma Wiseman said...

A very beautiful post! Love your gentle words! And just enjoyed your Grungewood video! So creative! Enjoyed the silence and just watching!

Carver said...

I love frogs and that's a beauty.

Travis Cody said...

Nice of Mr Frog to allow you the one shot.

Rambling Woods said...

You know how I love frogs...

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a brightly coloured frog!

Victoria said...

Such a beautiful blog..wonderful visiting your gorgeous realm!
Victoria

Linda H. said...

so cute!