Gaping Frog and a couple of other pictures

Absurdly glorious weather today… somewhere around 28°C. Almost too hot and not in fact ideal photography weather, but the sun does produce great end of day light which is when I captured one of the neighbourhood cats prowling around the garden. It's really not as stern a moggy as it's pretending to be in this shot.

The warm evenings are a boon for the amphibians, and I spotted this frog hunting along the edge of the pond tonight.

The final (and title shot) is a first for me. I must have taken thousands of photos of frogs over the years, but this is the first time I've caught one 'mouth wide open'. A lucky shot… but one I'm pleased to have got.

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Camera note: frog shots taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM lens. The cat was photographed with the EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens.

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  1. SittingFox October 2, 2011 at 8:10 am #

    Wow, almost a snake's gape!

    That cat looks like it owns the garden.

  2. gdare October 2, 2011 at 10:10 am #

    That cat looks like it is plotting to kill the photographer :left: :insane:

  3. anonymous October 2, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    Anonymous writes:

    I have to say, frogs are cute!! Nice one with the open mouth.


  4. KayFour October 2, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    Pretty little Moggy and she has a sweet face, even though she looks thoroughly put out that she is being photographed. And the frogs! Delightful little creatures.

    I love your photos, as always.

  5. Cynthia23 October 2, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    Yah, really NICE photos today!

  6. Words October 4, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

    Cynthia, thanks!

  7. Words October 4, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

    Darko, it probably was 😉

  8. Words October 4, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

    Erwin, thanks!

  9. Words October 4, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

    Karen, thanks. That cat is around a lot and loves rolling around in the dust! I'm glad you liked the frogs too!

  10. Words October 4, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

    Marilyn, thanks. It made a change to get some 'action' shots of the frogs.

  11. Words October 4, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

    Adele, that's one of several regular felines that we have. They're nice, but I wish the foxes were as frequent.

    I was happy to get the frog like that. 😀

  12. Wulpen October 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    Pretty Pict