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Old Mar 26, 2014, 9:05 AM   #11
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I have to agree, I can't creep up to them and get any good shots. Nice job Mole. Glad to see spring has sprung, hope Michigan isn't far behind. Great sharpness on the butterflies.
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Les - If your Boreal Chorus Frogs are anything like our Upland Chorus Frogs, it's really not too hard to sneak up on them. Just be prepared to get thoroughly soaked! My favorite technique is to spot them from a distance, and look for one or more in the shallowest locations. Then it's just a matter of lying down in the mud, and crawling SLOWLY towards the singer. It seems to work best to pause when they pause.
Oh, and the last two shots were at a small pond up at Roan Mt - the Wood Frogs there were even shier than the ones close to home. Had to wait about 1/2 hour until they surfaced, and they never did start singing again. The odd "appendage" is just the reflection of his eye!

Hans - Thanks! Sure do hope you see some springtime soon! We had an inch of snow yesterday, but back to the 60's (farenheit) tomorrow!
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Les - If your Boreal Chorus Frogs are anything like our Upland Chorus Frogs, it's really not too hard to sneak up on them. Just be prepared to get thoroughly soaked! My favorite technique is to spot them from a distance, and look for one or more in the shallowest locations. Then it's just a matter of lying down in the mud, and crawling SLOWLY towards the singer.


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After reading your description of how you sneak up on Chorus Frogs....lying in the mud and slowly crawling towards them...I think I can definitely say that my success rate of zero...so far..... will continue unabated !

But with your willingness to go the extra mile as you do....I can appreciate why your photographs are excellent.
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Old Mar 29, 2014, 1:41 PM   #14
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Great series, Mole.
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Les - I'm just an "old child" who still enjoys playing in the mud...

MacBook - glad you enjoyed these!
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