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Old Mar 22, 2013, 6:44 PM   #1
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Default Springtime Frogs (& friend)

Posted these up in the Pentax section of the forum, but thought some of you wildlife experts might enjoy them too.

Spring comes early here in East Tennessee, and with it comes some fine little songsters. We have a number of early spring amphibians in East Tennessee. Probably the most noticeable, but least seen, is the Chorus Frog. These tiny frogs gather at small pools and puddles, sometimes as early as February, to sing in VERY LOUD choruses. You can hear them everywhere in rural and suburban East TN, but you'll almost never see them. I've been trying for years to get a good shot at one while it was singing, and failed miserably. But this past weekend, thanks to my sharp-eyed son, I finally got a chance to watch one sing.

Here are some distant views, taken before I crawled into the pond:




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To get a closer view required some "belly crawling" into his habitat. Got thoroughly coated in mud to get these shots (and enjoyed the mud almost as much as the frog!!)





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Old Mar 22, 2013, 6:51 PM   #3
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Here's one more early spring cold-blooded friend. Garter Snakes sleep the winter away in rock crevices. Early spring warmth often tempts them out for a sunbath. This little fellow was not at all shy - seemed almost glad to pose for the persistent photographer! Actually he was probably just a bit lethargic - having just come out of his winter sleep, and still being rather cold.





Hope you enjoyed these "little critters," and thanks in advance for any comments & critique!
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Mole, I don't do much nature shooting, but I very much enjoy looking at others' work. Yours is very good, as usual, and loving herptiles certainly helps. Thanks.
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Great shots Mole. Glad to see the little croakers coming out.
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Nice balloon on that frog! I wished I could blow balloons like that when my kids were little. Nice captures! Spring time is great for outdoor shooting!
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