Photo(s) of the Day—A Tree Frog

I liked playing around with the frog and the diagonals created by the ginger leaves. (Copyright 2012 / Andrew Boyd)

I liked playing around with the frog and the diagonals created by the ginger leaves. 1/80th sec @ f2.5, ISO 500.(Copyright 2012 / Andrew Boyd)

We have tree frogs out in the woods north of Lake Pontchartrain here in south Louisiana. Since I essentially live out in what used to be woods, I have tree frogs around my house. I remember the first time I saw them years ago, shortly after we had moved into the area: it was after dark and some tremendous-sounding frogs were booming away somewhere close by. I was shocked to find, when I drew back the bedroom curtain, little guys with their suction feet plastered right up to the window panes, blasting away like creatures 10 times their size!  It was love at first sight.

This fellow was flattened out on the leaf of a ginger plant out in the side garden, trying to blend in amid the greenery. It was early morning and long past his serenading time. He didn’t seem perturbed by my macro lens at all, letting me shoot away from a variety of angles. These are two of the shots I liked.

Sleepy tree frog on a ginger plant. 1/80th sec @ f2.5, ISO 500. (Copyright 2012 / Andrew Boyd)

Sleepy tree frog on a ginger plant. 1/80th sec @ f2.5, ISO 500. (Copyright 2012 / Andrew Boyd)

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5 Comments on "Photo(s) of the Day—A Tree Frog"

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  1. Hey Andrew, what a cute little fella he is! While we don’t get too many ‘croakers’ up close by the house, just down the lane there’s a pond with veritable choir of them. Stealthy too; whenever I try and get close they always seem to disappear into thin air! Nice shot too, lovely tones and depth there, I like the way the green tones merge. What lens did you choose there?

  2. frog lover says:

    Great shots, Andrew!! Right up my alley.
    We haven’t had the spring invasion of the tree frogs on our kitchen window up here in Tennessee yet this year but have plenty of huge bullfrogs hopping and croaking in the frog pond. Got a little video of some teeny tiny tads this morning.

  3. Thanks frog lover. They really are amazing creatures.

  4. Thanks Barney. It’s a Canon macro.

  5. Jane Gonzales says:

    wow it look amazing I had never seen it before. Thanks!!

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