Monday, March 31, 2008

Monday morning reveille

Spring Peeper at edge of pool
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13 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

What a great capture... I'm sure our frogs do not do this.. or at least I have never seen them do so.

Beth said...

wow, that's a great picture.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I am amazed that you get these pictures Nina. I guess I am like an elephant coming through the area because all I see are little bodies plopping into the water. I so enjoy your photo captures.

Mary said...

AWESOME! BRAVO!

Keep sneaking around, Nina. I love you for this! You made me smile from ear to ear.

Tom said...

Awesome capture- Nina- I'm finally heading out tonight to a vernal pool with breeding salamander populations- wish me luck.

And Tom- In Europe there are some of the same exact genera that we have...I bet you that your frogs do this...that's how they are able to peep out such a huge sound.

mon@rch said...

How wonderful capturing these guys vocalizing like this! Bravo!

Jennifer said...

wow... you are getting some amazing pictures at your vernal pool! ours is just about thawed. i think this is the week! Maybe even tonight!

nina said...

Wom--most immediately deflate their sacs as soon as they see me. But from a distance I can see them across the surface of the water, their throats shiny and filled to sing--like bagpipes, I think, they inflate and use the escaping air for their powerful, shrill call.

I have my best luck at night--and, surprisingly, these are all flash shots in a pitch black field!
I situate myself in the middle of the greatest accumulation of callers, then point my camera at whatever's close--

nina said...

Oh...Good luck, Tom!
I'm waiting for news!!

Mel said...

WOW!

RuthieJ said...

What a cool picture, Nina. I've only ever heard these little frogs but at least now when I hear them, I can visual what they look like while they're "singing."

Sandpiper said...

What a fantastic shot! I've only been hearing peepers since this past weekend here. Spring is finally making its way.

albertapostcards said...

holy smokes what a great capture! I've tried staying perfectly still for ages and they may begin peeping again but they never seem to be close enough to me to get a shot ... the moment I move, I'm sure they do too and the waiting begins again. Bravo on your success.

Diane