Monday, April 26, 2010

(Day 116) "Lean on me ..."

I'm not sure whether that would be the appropriate song for this shot or whether it should be the theme from "Mission Impossible" :)

I had heard some croaking sounds coming from the pond, or perhaps if you were a frog it might have sounded like courting sounds. When I went to check it out, I found these two in a rather cozy position near the edge of the pond. I guess I'll know soon enough whether the courtship was successful if I find tadpoles swimming around. In the meantime we'll keep pets and small children away from the pond - that frog on the bottom looked big enough to be a danger to them. And the one on top, IMHO, has a face only a mother could love!

(70-200mm  f5.6  1/640 sec  ISO200)

18 comments:

S. Etole said...

the photo pretty much says it all !!!

M. Hassan said...

Cute, but it freaks me out! I get the goose bumps when I think of their skins.

POD said...

Really great photo, Rick. I love this and I agree with you on the face and mom love. ha Adorable.

Rick said...

@S. Etole - LOL - yes, I could have left the post out.

Rick said...

@M - I agree - I look, but don't touch if I don't have to.

Rick said...

@POD - thank you. I think that one could win homely-frog-of-the-month! :)

Julia said...

What is your blog rated? lol PG?

Rick said...

@Julia - LOL! yes, make sure your parents are with you if you view this blog ;) (Hey - I was just out taking shots of nature)

darlin said...

That's your story and your stickin to it right Rick? lol Now if the frogs had a camera do you think that they would take photos of humans in such a position? I do, so this is all justified... it's all good. Cute photo!

joey said...

About the best I've seen all day ... lovin' it, Rick <3

Rick said...

@darlin - yep! I was kinda like a photojournalist - saw a 'story' happening and I just captured it. The last thing these frogs were interested in today was a camera! LOL! Thanks :)

Rick said...

@joey - thanks joey. That pond was a happenin' place! :)

Krista said...

This is priceless! Great *action* shot. LOL!

Lisa said...

Ha! I agree with Krista - great *action* shot!

Rick said...

@Krista & joey - LOL! Thank you.

Rick said...

@Lisa - thanks; glad you enjoyed it.

Katherine said...

Oh poor little froggies! Where's the privacy these days?? How terrible to be caught in the act & then for it to be forever captured on film!!! Oh, I don't know Rick, I am surprised!!
No...seriously...this is great! Fantastic photography. Can you recall the polar bears I put on my blog... I have some rather tell tale photos of those 2 as well..but wasn't sure about posting them. What do you think Rick? Should I?

Rick said...

@Katherine - thank you. 'Famous' froggies now - or maybe infamous :)

Yes I recall your frolicking polar bears; I think as long as you hide their identities you can post those 'action' shots :) LOL