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For some reason Green Frogs always remind me of the 400 year old folk song Froggie Went-a-Courtin’. I first heard of this song several years ago when Bob Dylan recorded his version of the song. Last week I photographed numerous Green Frogs out in the pond. One frog in particular was quite striking – a uniform green color not the usual mottled appearance that they have. As I was framing a close-up of this fella, pictured above, he lunged forward to bite the lens. When frogs detect movement they usually try to eat what is moving, due to voracious appetites. No worries, I remained unscathed by the attack :).

This season I was finally able to capture Green Frogs with their vocal sacs inflated. This is rather difficult as they only inflate them for a moment, unlike Toads and Gray Treefrogs that inflate their sacs for a longer duration. Here is a selection of Green Frogs from this season.

Green Frog with vocal sacs inflated

Male Green Frog

Female Green Frog

The Happy Couple

Green Frog with vocal sacs inflated

Male Green Frog

When you assume a very low camera position, a frog’s eye view if you will, leave some space in front of the frog and you will be able to capture the frogs reflection also. As you can see in the two images below.

Male Green Frog

Male Green Frog

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