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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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01-17-2015, 05:28 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wild Mark Quote
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)
















Great shots. How you find so many frogs???
01-17-2015, 05:31 AM   #3
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I am an ecologist - it is my job to find such things.

I will post many more as I get around the neighbourhood. There is incredible frog diversity in Australia - many beautiful frogs to see and photograph.

The nights are very balmy at the moment - perfect for frog activity.
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Ok, here is mine. I have absolutly no idea what kind of frogs they are but i think they are (and do) very ordinary
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Ok, here is mine. I have absolutly no idea what kind of frogs they are but i think they are (and do) very ordinary
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Common Toad (Bufo bufo) I suspect. Nice work, a pair in amplexus
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Good idea for a thread, frogs are one of my favorite subjects. I'll humbly request people add the species name of their frogs if they know it, it's nice to put a name to the frog faces from around the globe

All using a dfa100mm macro and various flash setups. From Ontario, Canada, from the top Pseudacris crucifer, Rana sylvatica, Bufo americanus, and Hyla versicolor:



Spring Peeper in Daylily
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Wood Frog Tadpole
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Blowing Bubbles
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Dinner time.
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Great pictures! I look forward to adding to this thread. It is winter here in Delaware in the Mid-atlantic region of the US, but come late march spring should start to displace winter. Then, I expect the woodland pond in my back yard to come alive with frogs. Here is one of our common woodland frogs that I will see and hear. This is a wood frog and I believe this is the only frog that can be found north of the arctic circle.
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Great pics guys!

Common frog and toad from Finland, with K200D.


Little young toad. Slightly cropped. Pentax M 40~80mm + 68mm extension, about 1,2x magnification.



Common toad. Hand held 1/15s. That moss was very wet! Not cropped.


Common frog. Some small frog. Pentax K200D M40-80 + 20mm extension

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I have a few, but they are scattered about, I don't have a Frog Folder









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how about a frog video


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QuoteOriginally posted by Wild Mark Quote
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
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.
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It might be a toad, but I've never seen one smaller.





Those are grains of sand.
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My wife found this little fellow hiding inside our front yard sprinkler box. Perfect timing for this thread! He may not be exotic but he's ours.


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My wife found this little fellow hiding inside our front yard sprinkler box. Perfect timing for this thread! He may not be exotic but he's ours.


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As an Australian froggo I would guess this species is the Sierran Treefrog (Pseudacris sierra). I call on the North Americans to pitch in here

if you are in Southern Nevada then the species might be the Baja California Treefrog (Pseudacris hypochondriaca). I wonder if this species name suggest something about the frogs personality??

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I have a few, but they are scattered about, I don't have a Frog Folder
Norm, as a guess from another continent I suspect your frog might be the Green Frog (Rana clamitans). Do you know the species?

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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.
Cool. Otherwise known as Pseudacris crucifer. I feel we are going to see lots of different species. Can't wait for some Asian and South American additions.

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It might be a toad, but I've never seen one smaller.

Those are grains of sand.
I would say your toad is probably impossible to identify. Almost all meta-morphs are going to be that size, so it could be anything.
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