Sunday, July 26, 2009

Green Frogs

There were several Green Frogs (Rana clamitans) clustered around the vernal pool at the Scherman-Hoffman sanctuary yesterday afternoon. All of them were very cooperative while I was taking photographs; they let me approach quite closely without moving. They may have trusted that their camouflage would prevent me from seeing them, or perhaps they are just used to photographers, which appear to be quite common around the site.

The first frog sat on a rock as I maneuvered myself into a few different positions to photograph it. It barely twitched a muscle.

The second frog I saw was lurking in the duckweed.

I fear my photo of the third frog ended up being too green.