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 – O Brother, Where Art Thou?
About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop
Why, thank you! Very much!
It’s nice to be back!
Finally your back, wonderful image as always and nice back story!!! Cheers Nonoy Manga
Thank you so very much!!!
It’s good to be back – took me a while longer than I anticipated, but… that’s just how it goes sometimes, I guess!
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.
Welcome back Robert. Handsome frog but I pass on the kissing and/or licking.
Thanks so much, S.E.!
To tell you the truth I’m still struggling a bit with getting into the swing of things… but… I’m working on that!
Hahaha… that’s okay, S.E… I kind of doubt he is a real prince, anyway.
I’m not back in the swing of it yet, either. It doesn’t help that my monthly internet allocation on my phone seems to get used up faster than before. It’s a mystery to me. . .
Technology… it’s incredible when it does what it’s supposed to / what’s expected… but when it doesn’t… grrrr!!!
Ribbet, welcome back Robert!!!
Ribbet, Ribbet, Ribbet…
Hahaha… thanks Tony!
You sound well this morning
(my throat is actually kind of scratchy… I must have swallowed a fly or something…)
Weeelcome back 🙂 And with such a pretty picture too!
Aw, thanks Ms. F!
That is very kind of you to say… I kept going back and forth when trying to decide what to post for today, so that is very nice to hear!
One of the best movies ever made. Love it.
Pretty good, isn’t it?!
I need to use a few more quotes in the future!
Welcome back, Sig! 🙂 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! 🙂
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!
Oh, that’s scary but some children can catch it. I can’t believe it.
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!
That’s one serious attitude on that frog in the blog SiG, is this how it feels to be back?
So good to see you back!
Hahaha… well… I guess if that look of his = dazed and confused! Although this is really nothing all that new for me, you know!
Welcome back to the well.
Got to admit I’m feeling a bit dizzy.
That isn’t unusual, of course.
I just hope I don’t fall in.
Welcome back to the pond… Ha!
You must have been quite close to this little guy to get such a clear shot.
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!
Yay, you’re back! I’m so glad! And I like that little frog fella.
Thanks so much, Madame!
Well, I think I can see the light, anyway… umm… now that I think about that I’m not sure if that’s a good sign or a bad one!
That is a mighty fine frog. Did you use . . . gasp . . . FLASH? It really works!
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).
Welcome back, Robert! Yes, that frog looks like he\’d daring the universe to make him move. Lots of attitude for such a small and squishy creature. 🙂
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!
It looks cute, but I prefer not touch it 😉
Welcome back Mr. SIG. 🙂
Hahaha… I’m sure he’s just happy (just as I am) that you so kindly stopped over to say hello!
Thank you very much, Ms. B!
Hey stop touching things Sabina 😉 lol
Welcome back, SIG. My family and I have a thing for frogs. It’s not a weird kind of thing, I promise. This is a great shot.
Thank you very much, Ms. D!
It’s great to be back (if only I could be caught up as well)!
And thank you again! They are interesting creatures, aren’t they?! It was a pleasant surprise to learn that this one was a bit on the lazy (or tired side) as well!
With 2 little boys, I bet your family has a thing for all kinds of slippery, slimy animals!
I first saw this from my comments page, and for a second or two (before I realized this comment was in response to Ms. D) you gave me a bit of a panic attack, Peg!!!
Bet the house, Peg – because you are right on the money!
Nice to see your smiling avatar and lovely images back on the blogosphere!
Aw, shucks! Thanks, Peg!
It’s not easy being green, or in my case bald…
Or green and bald (like me)…
Excellent post Bob, I always expected beautful phoptograph from your hand touch,
Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thank you so very much, Jake!
You always leave such kind comments, and I sincerely appreciate your generosity, sir!
And I see, you are back!! Hey, I love that scene from that movie. Good of choice of dialog for your photo 🙂
I think I am… I’m still a bit confused and disorientated (although that tends to be my norm, I guess)!
Why, thank you! Usually I have a difficult time finding / thinking of something to go along with my post… but on some rare occasions (like with this one), it actually seemed to work out okay-ish!
Oh, it was more than okay-ish! It was splendid 🙂
Oh, thank you so very much!!!
I’m getting spoiled over here (but I can live with that, I guess)!
That’s bull!!! Bullfrog that is 🙂 Glad to see you back, it’s been hell without you!!!!
Hey you’ve still got little olde me Loon 😉
HA! ‘Bulls’-eye, Loon!
Aw, shucks! That’s so kind of you to say… thank you very much! I don’t know, though… seems like it might have been a few miles closer to heaven than hell!
Nice to see you again! That seemed like a long short break.
An nice frog image, too.
Thank you very much!
Hahaha… agreed! You can about imagine what a long break would look like! There are already spiderwebs all over this joint!
And I thank you again, sir!
So nice to see you back in this space again. 😀
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!
Best beer commercials ever! Thanks for the bonus points . . . I need them to counter-balance my misspelling of Budweiser. 😉
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)!
It’s wonderful to find wildlife that’s not so “wild.” Hope you’re not too “bogged down” after your time away.
Hahaha… and he was anything but! He hung out in that very spot for at least an hour or so… it was wild how ‘un-wild’ this guy was!
Thank you very much!
Hi Inky….nice to see you blogging again 🙂 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 😀
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)!
Really nice shot – like it
Thank you very much!
For stopping by and for the kind comment as well! I appreciate it!
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… 😉
Sounds like he’s a bit of a daredevil…
hahaha… is ‘defy the odds’ another way of saying ‘a bit slow’?!
It is nice to see you hopping back
into Blogland SIG and what a treat
you have offered us with this one 🙂
Have a great Wednesday 🙂
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!!!
Welcome back, good to see you alive and kickin’. 😉
Many thanks, Mr. B!
Well… semi-conscious and twitching a bit, anyway.
twitching is good!
beats at least one of the alternatives, I guess!
Welcome back! Welcome back! ^^
Thank you very much, Cristina!
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 🙂
I’m very sorry to hear about the plumbing problems… 😦
NEVER a good time! I hope things go as painlessly as they possibly in that soggy kind of situation!
Nice shot Bob – Good to have you back 🙂
Many thanks, Martin!
I’m still trying to catch up a bit…
but I’m working on it!
Thank you very much!
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!
Nice shot and welcome back!
I thank you sir!
It’s nice to be back!
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!
Welcome back… 🙂
I thank you, sir!
Well done. Its not easy being a photo-blogger. 🙂
Ha! Blue, er, green ribbon, sir!
Hey that is my favorite movie. And by the way welcome back.
Hey – I’m not sure I knew that! I’ll have to try use a few more quotes from there in the future!
Thanks very much, J.B!
Why Rob that´s quite a remarkable portrait of Pete!!!
Ribbit ribbit ribbit!
Thank you, Juana!
I can’t believe he stayed still for so long!
I think he was sleeping with both eyes open!