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The Macro Frog thread
Posted By: Wild Mark, 01-17-2015, 04:39 AM

I absolutely love frogs. Photographing them has been a long held desire. Now I have the right gear to do the job well.

I hope to see lots of other frogs join this thread from all over the world. Please enjoy my starter photos. I look forward to seeing yours

All the shots below were taken with my new macro (SMC Pentax F 100mm f2.8 on a K30)


Litoria booroolongensis


Litoria booroolongensis


Litoria booroolongensis


Litoria wilcoxi


Litoria wilcoxi


Litoria booroolongensis


Litoria caerulea


Litoria peronii


Litoria rubella

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01-19-2015, 07:07 AM - 1 Like   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wild Mark Quote
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Cheers. You have some awesome diversity down there

QuoteOriginally posted by shooz Quote
It might be a toad, but I've never seen one smaller.
Toads can be teenie when they first hit land. I raised and released a few Bufo americanus from the tadpole stage last year, this little one was not much bigger than my thumbnail:


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QuoteOriginally posted by 6BQ5 Quote
He may not be exotic but he's ours.
He's exotic to the rest of the world and a cutie.

QuoteOriginally posted by Wild Mark Quote
I call on the North Americans to pitch in here
I think they're visually pretty much the same, range maps are the best bet but there is overlap:
Baja California Treefrog (Pseudacris hypochondriaca) - FactSheet
Sierran Chorus Frog (Pseudacris sierra) - FactSheet

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Norm, as a guess from another continent I suspect your frog might be the Green Frog (Rana clamitans). Do you know the species?
No dorso-lateral folds running down the back, so likely American Bullfrogs, Lithobates catesbeianus. Except the 3rd, I can't tell for sure if it has the folds or not.

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Thanks BrianR - as I have never visited North America (let alone sampled a swamp there) I am going on very sketchy taxonomic knowledge when trying to ID these guys.

News Flash ....... raining cats and dogs here. I'm off to do some frogging tonight. Hopefully bag myself a swag full of frog shots. Potentially seven plus species tonight!!!!

Keep the photos coming guys!

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now, which macro to take .... hmmmmm
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Wow you really got us all hopping! Here is another frog photo as I wait for spring that I took last year. It is a common spring peeper on a hydrangea. It is one of North Americas smallest, but loudest frogs.
From The US, here is our biggest, baddest of frogs; the american bullfrog
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Here is our green frog, similar color pattern as the much larger bull frog but they can be distinguished by size, voice (green frog sounds like a banjo plunk, bull frog sounds like a cow mooing) and Green frog has lateral fold on entire side while bull frog does not.

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From The US, here is our biggest, baddest of frogs; the american bullfrog
I used to live in a place where we had a pond about 15 feet from our back door. It was absolutely filled with bull frogs (and others) to the point where they'd actually keep you awake at night in the spring until you got used to the chaos outside the window.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wild Mark Quote
Thanks BrianR - as I have never visited North America (let alone sampled a swamp there) I am going on very sketchy taxonomic knowledge when trying to ID these guys.

News Flash ....... raining cats and dogs here. I'm off to do some frogging tonight. Hopefully bag myself a swag full of frog shots. Potentially seven plus species tonight!!!!

Keep the photos coming guys!

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now, which macro to take .... hmmmmm
D FA 100 Macro WR on K-3. Can't wait for spring to try it out. All of the pictures I posted were K 10D with DA 17 -70. I would expect the next round of frog pictures I take will be better with the K-3 & D FA 100 macro WR combo especially for cropping pictures of the small tree frogs. No cropping needed for the Bull Frog they are huge!
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That is the only macro I don't have ...... I might take a couple and decide based on conditions ..... to be continued
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Peron's tree frog (Litoria peronii) in my vegie patch



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A marsh frog and spawn at the London Wetlands Centre in Barnes. This shot was with a Sigma 150-500.



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Great variety of frogs here,
I don't see them much to photograph them, but here is my only shot of a frog to contribute to this thread:


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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike L Quote
Peron's tree frog (Litoria peronii) in my vegie patch
QuoteOriginally posted by mtux Quote
Great variety of frogs here,
I don't see them much to photograph them, but here is my only shot of a frog to contribute to this thread:
What a great Shots!
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Here's a couple. I think I have the IDs right...

Gray Tree Frog and a Spring Peeper.
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I don't do frog IDs. To me, they are all just frogs, big one or little ones.

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I don't do frog IDs. To me, they are all just frogs, big one or little ones.
Since you're also in Ontario, this website should make it easier for you:

Reptiles and Amphibians of Ontario | A New Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas | Species | Protect | Ontario Nature

Note that some frogs change appearance as they mature. I discovered that when I showed some more knowledgeable folks this shot of a juvenile Bull Frog that I couldn't ID...
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Peron's tree frog (Litoria peronii) in my vegie patch
Very handsome frog.


The Australian frogs are appreciated to tide us Northern Hemisphere folks over until our frogging season starts. Without it I'd be stuck at looking at old Leopard frog porn, Rana pipiens:



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Rhinella marina (formerly Bufo marinus) taking their first steps/hops on land in Brisbane, Australia.







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