Copper-Eyed Frog

By: danitacahill

Apr 19 2012

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Category: Animal Photography, Animals, bokeh, Depth of Field, Macro, Nature, Pets, Rural Photography, Spring, Water, Wildlife


Focal Length:100mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

We have a seasonal frog pond on our property. Tree frogs gather there by the thousands in the early spring for frog romance. Eggs, tadpoles and baby frogs quickly follow.

This particular frog wasn’t at the pond, however. He was hanging around the alpacas’ stock tank yesterday afternoon. My middle child saw it while he was riding his bike.

We caught the grass-green frog, and my boys decided to make it a habitat complete with a swimming pool. They added pine cones, plants and sticks for the frog to crawl on.

I switched lenses to my 100 mm macro. Both my sons cheered me on as I photographed their temporary pet – suggesting poses, telling me to move my camera closer, rearranging the plants and sticks to make the scene more aesthetically pleasing.

I probably took 40 frames of the tiny frog.  This shot is my favorite – the color, the composition, the dampness, and most of all those amazing copper-colored frog eyes.

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.


4 comments on “Copper-Eyed Frog”

  1. Love this photo such creative art you provide. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  2. Great looking temporary pet! Very nicely composed! I love his toes curled around the top of the stick!

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