Tuesday, September 17, 2013

It's Not Easy Being Green

With the cooler weather my husband and I found ourselves back at the Cincinnati Nature Center this weekend walking the dogs. 

This time I was armed with my zoom lens and couldn't wait to check out the lily pond.

It didn't disappoint.

I've never seen so many frogs.

Did you know that a group of frogs is called an 'army' and a group of toads is called a 'knot'?  You learn something new every day.

At one point I was so busy leaning over to capture a shot that I didn't notice my favorite glasses falling into the soupy sludge until there was a loud 'PLOP'.

Unfortunately Ravyn (our black lab) thought that was her cue to jump into the water.  Eau du pond scum, my favorite.  Boy did she stink.

Some of these guys have the whole camouflage thing down. 

They can be so hard to detect, even when they are right in front of you.

The guy below was one of my favorites.  He looked like he was in stealth mode walking of the edge of the lily pad into the pond.

 I never thought I would get so excited over frogs but they are fun to watch and photograph.  Sorry if you're not a frog person but I just had to share.


  1. very cool..i wanna kiss him....maybe he's a prince you know...smiles
    awesome pics...

  2. I have to admit to not being much of a frog person but you have definitely shown them in a new way - melding right into their environment.

    1. Thanks Brenda, didn't think I was much of a frog person but they were fascinating to watch.

  3. Wow ... what great shots with your zoom!!!!
    Great job.
    Sorry about your glasses :-/

  4. Did you find your glasses?

    Those frogs really are camo'd well by the pond scum. :)

  5. ha. beautiful shots...i love the progression across the lily pad in that one...look like they are having fun times...smiles.

  6. Those are some beautiful captures. :-)

  7. Kathryn - I love your frog photos. Wonderful macros. I love all creatures and frogs and their music (so varied) make me really happy. They seem rather magical creatures to me. No wonder they figure in many fairy tales! Thank you!!

  8. They are fun to watch ~ Love the close up shots, their skin color just blends with their surroundings ~

  9. Oh these are so fabulous - and who doesn't like a frog? I would love to be there to capture those frogs!! xo