Saturday, June 7, 2008

Mr. and Mrs. Ribbit

Meet (whom I call), Mr. and Mrs. Ribbit. Frogs are an amazing animal specie. For instance, take a look at Mr. Ribbit. Notice how big and gloriously plump he is. (Frog legs anyone?) It amazes me how these amphibians start out as a glob of eggs in a mud puddle or some other water source (in our case our backyard pond). And as the eggs gestate in the water source they then become these little iggly squiggly things called tadpoles. By the way, when we were kids we loved to pop those poor tadpoles. We must not've popped too many of them because I've not heard of any bans on tadpole popping. My, they're almost as fun as bubble wrap! JK! Seriously, it is an amazing process to watch as the tadpole morphs into a frog or toad. I also, enjoy listening to the frogs as they call to one another in the evening as it darkens. We have watched the 'calling' process. One frog croaks or ribbits (whichever you prefer) until the other frog reaches it. What an intricate and beautiful animal kingdom God has created. I feel fortunate to get such a close up shot of the BIG frog. It has been in our pond for awhile but I've never able to catch it unaware. When I would get too close it would jump back into the pond and there went my photo opp. I was happy to get a few good photos before he decided to hop back into the pond. The photo on the right, is right after Mr. Ribbit decided to end our photo shoot.

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3 comments:

Angela said...

Cute frogs, if you can call frogs cute. I don't think I have ever seen frogs with green heads. Guess frogs here are different.

Margee2007 said...

I agree with Ang! Good pics tho.

Leah said...

It is amazing how similar we are... I too love the frogs, they engage my evenings this time of year. I also noticed your plants and love a photographing your natural surroundings... something I too enjoy capturing with my lens...