I hunted it down

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  1. Ron Evers

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    There were a couple frogs calling out with a sound of a giant elastic band being plucked. I kept narrowing down where the sound of one was coming from, going back & forth past the origin until I finally found him under overhanging grasses @ the edge of the pond. He sat still not making any move until he "spoke". Then his throat would swell up, mouth open, close & then the throat would deflate again. This action would cause ripples to be formed in the otherwise still water.

    I got this shot between his mouth closing & throat deflating while crouched down leaning precariously over the edge of the pond.

    Sears 135/2.8
    ISO 400, f4, 1/125s


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    This is a great shot. Love the colors :thumbup:
     
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    You know i love frogs :) Great shot and i like the ripples in the water. Sometimes the wait is half the fun!
     
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    Ron

    I like this photo alot, it is not easy to get a frog in tight like this.

    The story would have been much more exciting if....you had fallen in the water. ;):mrgreen:
     
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    I have been trying to find these darn things! They are tricky little buggers. They sing away until I get within any range of sight, then SILENCE! Nice capture.
     
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    Awesome shot. Too bad his right eye is slightly cut off with that darn blade of grass. Kudos to you for be able to achieve it. I hunt (literally) and I'm not sure I would be able to achieve this capture. If I could get close enough to shoot it, I certainly would not achieve a shot of this quality. I'm not a photography...But it's fun trying to be!! LoL.
     
  8. Ron Evers

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    Thanks guys.

    I tried for the shot three times as he croaked but due do to my awkward/uncomfortable position I blurred two of them with camera movement. This is a manual focus lens. I did take a still shot as well but it is not so dramatic as there is no water movement.
     
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    Awesome capture Ron.
     
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    Nature photography really does seem a lot like hunting, except nobody gets hurt.

    Well.. unless you're the other guy's subject who likes to kill things and stick them in the freezer before shooting:lol:
     
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    LOL @ Aayria poor Stormchase!

    Ron this is a cool shot. I try to hunt down animals all the time and can never seem to get too lucky. I think my luckiest was walking up on a 5 foot gator and getting close enough to just about touch its tail. I would post the picture but don't want to thread jack.

    Good hunting!
     

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