Saturday, July 28, 2018

Ribbett…Ribbett!

How about this Southern Leopard Frog!

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I photographed 3 of them but there were others I could hear but not see.

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They had a deep throated ‘croak’!

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Not really a ribbett at all! lol

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They were very colorful and had leopard markings on their legs.

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Something neat to see at Sholom Park this week!

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And since I need to get a bird photo in here…

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how about these Common Moorhens?

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What was not common about these were the little baby Moorhen swimming along with them.

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I had to crop the photo to really get a good look.

Babies are SO sweet! The Moorhens were at Blue Run Park in Dunnellon with all the turtles.

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I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

30 comments:

Sandra said...

i love FROGS, he is magnificent. i have never seen one of these and would love this park. ours only come when it rains and never in the daylight.. i am jealous... i want to see one. EXCELLENT photos WOW

eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty natures scenes. I love the frogs , moorhens and the turtles.

Great series of photos. Thanks for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, thanks for the visit and comment.

Anonymous said...

that looks like nutrient full water too, lots of good eating for all shown!

Linda said...

Excellent photos! It was fun seeing what YOU see! The mama and baby were icing on the cake!

BCAUSEHELIVES.blogspot.com said...

Great photos this morning of all the critters! Have a lovely day.

Susie said...

Diane, I loved the photos. So many fun creatures of nature. I will say...I would never want to get in that water myself. LOL. Glad you are still hiking sweet girl. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Arlene Grimm said...

Is that Kermit D Frog by chance? Great photos.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Great nature photos!

Patsy said...

Your photo's are so alive, I feel like I am with you looking in the pond.
Thanks!

Silver Willow said...

those frogs are gorgeous!!! Great photos, all around!

Lowcarb team member said...

Great series of photographs Diane.
Love the frog!

Hope you have a good weekend.
My good wishes

All the best Jan

Tom said...

...your frogs are GREAT, they often are too fast for me.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I can't say I am much of a frog fan--but turtles are certainly interesting animals---I can see some Moorhens in a swamp area that is fenced in down the street--but they are hard to get photos of cause of the fencing and weeds--but I have seen some babies and they are soooo cute!!!
enjoy,di

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Those froggies stuck around. I'm used to only HEARing them

Ann Thompson said...

Awesome photos of the frogs. Much more handsome the any of the ones I've ever seen

Vee said...

You have to be ready with that camera of yours! I miss most of the shots I attempt to get, including one of a frog velcroed to my patio door in a rainstorm. The water is looking pretty fuzzy and green...great camouflage for frogs.

happyone said...

NICE shots of the frogs!!

Terri D said...

Great photos and I am ALWAYS blown away that you know the names of all the birds, animals, and amphibians!

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

Your frog photos are fantastic! Such a sweet baby swimming with his mom. Enjoyed reading your post tonight.

Anni said...

I can almost hear the frogs from here! (lol) Sweet! And the Gallinule...excellent sighting. I so enjoyed your post, with my thanks for joining us at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week!

A Colorful World said...

Such a pretty frog! And I love the moorhen shots, too. Great photos!

Inger said...

You really have so many interesting critters in Florida and I'm so glad you are sharing them so often here. That frog is pretty, as far as frogs go anyway.

Carol Z said...

Love your pictures! I feel that I had a chance to visit Florida without leaving my living room. Thanks!

BeachGypsy said...

Hey sweet girlfriend! There's an old song that goes "Abra Ca Dabra--gonna reach out AND GRAB YA!!" That's what these frog pictures remind me of, ha ha LOL--so close, like it could just jump up and grab ya. LOL Who sang that anyway!!!???---Steve Miller Band maybe? I think in all my years of making pictures, not sure I've photographed any frogs, maybe some at the aquarium, but not in the wild. Your pictures are great, so close and so colorful. Our youngest daughter always has liked frogs, turtles, snakes, lizards and especially GATORS. It took me a long while to come around to the gators.....but I eventually did and now I do so enjoy going out and looking at them and making pictures of them. The frog pictues remind me of another song I sang alot in my childhood, "Froggie went a Courtin". Do you know that song? "Froggie went a courtin and he did ride, uh huh, froggie went a courtin and he did ride, uh huh. Froggie went a courtin and he did ride, WITH MISS MOUSIE BY HIS SIDE....... uh huh uh huh, uh HUH!!" ha ha ha LOL

ann said...

Wow. You found a lot of critters. Fun ones. Great photos.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful photos of the handsome frog and mother and baby morrhens!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my gosh, these frog pictures are so cool. You got some good close-ups of them. Very nice. Southern Leopard Frog, hmmmmn, interesting. I always learn a thing or two when I come over and visit. : )

~Sheri

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Lovely to see the baby moorhens and as you say baby critters are so sweet!

Debbie said...

awesome captures, i LOVED the frogs!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I don't even like it that the grown-up Moorhens are called 'common' because I still think they're pretty special! And to get a decent picture of the baby is wonderful. Yay for you. And I love the frogs.

It has been hotter here in Eugene Oregon than in Fort Myers this past week. if it were not for the fact that they are having a big problem with red-algae in the canals, I am pretty sure my husband would leave me and head back to our Canal Cottage (lol).