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American Toad_9913

The two images presented here were created a few seconds apart. Often I will take several images from various angles and perspectives when photographing frogs and toads at night, especially when I see the ripple effect. The ripple effect is created when the toad’s vocal sac touches the water’s surface while it is chorusing. The vibration of the vocal sac creates the ripples. In each of these images I was immediately drawn to the way the dead cattail leaves were framing the toad along the bottom portion of the composition and while composing I made certain not to cut-off the ‘V’ created by the break in the leaf at the bottom edge.

American Toad_9915

Please remember to click on each of the images to see the larger, sharper versions. Which do you prefer?

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Spring Peeper with vocal sac inflated

We have been having some warm, rainy nights lately that are just perfect for increasing the numbers of frogs and toads that come to sing in the vernal ponds behind my home. Here are two quick images from my recent forays into the ponds. I will do a more lengthy post in the coming days with my image results and observations thus far.

American Toad with vocal sac inflated

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