I’m cautiously trying to ‘hop’ back into the whole… non… absence thing. Also, I’ve come to appreciate animals that show no fear (or any ambition re: movement). Unless… you know… they’re bigger than me. Or rabid.

Delmar O’Donnell: “Can’t you see it, Everett? Them sirens did this to Pete! They loved him up and turned him into a… horny toad! Pete? Pete! Pete! Pete! Pete! Pete! Pete! Pete… it’s me… Delmar! It’s me… Delmar! Everett… what are we gonna’ do?!”

Everett McGill: “I’m not sure that’s Pete.”

Delmar O’Donnell: ” ‘Course it’s Pete, look at him! We’ve gotta find some kind of wizard can change him back!”

Everett McGill: “I’m just not sure that’s Pete…”

Tim Blake Nelson and George Clooney – Β O Brother, Where Art Thou?

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop


97 thoughts on “Frog

  1. Welcome back! Is he the kind where you kiss him and he grants you three wishes, or the kind where you lick him and have hallucinations? Either way, I love the reflection.

  2. Welcome back, Sig! πŸ™‚ You were gone for a long time, my friend. Hope you and Annabelle had a nice time away from home.
    Love the frog…great entrance! πŸ™‚
    Hugs xo

    • Thanks so much, Deb! I really appreciate that!
      Yeah… my break got a bit longer than I initially anticipated… first the house-sitting excursion… then a week away from home… then a week of trying to get things back in order +/-… I think that’s what happened, anyway (to tell you the truth I’m not sure I really know for sure what all went down)!
      You are always very, very kind, Deb! Thank you!

    • My wife used to catch frogs all the time when she was a little girl…
      I was never fast enough to do that! I’m usually not even fast enough to catch them with my camera, but fortunately this guy stayed sitting just like this for almost an hour… at least!

    • Pond, sweet pond!
      I was using quite a bit of zoom on this one (close to 300mm) but I was shocked how calm this guy was with my being so close on top of that! He just… planted! Which Even long enough for me to go grab a lawn chair / tripod! It was pretty cool!

    • Many thanks, U.M!
      There is an almost flash feel to this, isn’t there?! That all comes from whatever monkeying around I did in post, though. The only flash I have is my in-camera unit and unless I’m going for something really stark/documentary feeling I usually don’t use it (because it seems a bit harsh – although I probably could rig up some kind of D.I.Y. diffuser if I had any kind of ambition – whatsoever – but… eh).

    • Thank you very much, Mr. W!
      Maybe in another month or two I’ll finally start getting caught up (well, I’m hoping, anyway)!
      Ha! Absolutely! I guess he could tell I’d probably fall into the pond long before I’d become any real kind of threat!

    • Hahaha!
      Love it! Those used to be some of my favorite commercials – although I had forgotten all about them until you mentioned them!
      AND St. Louis is pretty closely tied with Budweiser you know, so bonus points there, too!
      Thank you very much, Nancy!

      • Not only were they clever, but I just really liked the style they were created in, too… so much fun!
        Oh, I never would have even noticed if you hadn’t pointed that out, Nancy (as you know spelling isn’t exactly my strong suit)!

  3. It’s wonderful to find wildlife that’s not so “wild.” Hope you’re not too “bogged down” after your time away.

  4. Hi Inky….nice to see you blogging again πŸ™‚ I love the froggie photo…I was going to say..”it’s not easy being green” but I see that someone beat me to it. Yes, I was “FP”ed on my blog but I didn’t know anything about it until 5 days later (I didn’t see the notice in my email)…I was wondering why all those people came by space…lol πŸ˜€

    • Thank you very much, Mary! Great minds must think alike (originally I wrote that into my post somewhere but it didn’t quite make it past one of my re-edits somehow – I usually wind up deleting about half of what I write before I ever post anything – not that what I’m left with makes any sense).
      That’s AWESOME, Mary! I love to hear about talented folks getting a bit of attention! I can’t even spell Freshly Pressed, you know (thank goodness for spell-check)!

  5. Ribbit.

    I keep fishing a frog out of our salt pool as he will surely die if not from the salt then, from the chlorine. I assume he is a male since he seems content to defy the odds… πŸ˜‰

  6. It is nice to see you hopping back
    into Blogland SIG and what a treat
    you have offered us with this one πŸ™‚

    Have a great Wednesday πŸ™‚


    • Thanks so much, Andro!
      I sincerely appreciate that, sir!
      I feel like I still have a lot of catching up to do… but that’s nothing new for me, I guess!
      Thanks again, A.G.! I hope you have a wonderful Thursday as well!!!

  7. a big welcome back to you! i am back, sort of. however came home to a bit of a water leakage problem, so my return back has not been as quick as i hopped. but enjoyed this click. thanks for sharing! ribbit πŸ™‚

  8. Great to have you back, and beautifully done, that handsome frog. . . rich color. . . disappearing water. . . I think most frogs have a great deal of clarity and you sure captured it in this photograph.

    • Thank you so much! I was very fortunate this guy was so patient with me! He stayed put long enough for me to change my lens and set up a lawn chair as a quasi tripod. He wasn’t bothered by me in the slightest, either! Definitely not the typical experience I have with critters like this!

  9. Love frogs! Great shot to come back with, too, SIG. You were missed. Great light play in this one, too. His shadow just seems to anchor him giving you the eye. I have a frog beside my puter that gives me the eye when I type something dill. Oh, and the fish who likes to splash water on my screen when I am not paying attention to him. I need to shoot him more.
    Glad you are back,

    • Thank you very much, Red! I’m glad to hear you liked this guy! I did, too – especially because he was slow enough (or unconcerned enough) that even I managed to catch up with him! Which is always appreciated!
      Thanks again, Red – it’s good to be back!

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