I need to be more observant when I go out my door – the spot where Uptown Frog lives is very close and I’m beginning to think he is watching me more often than I am aware. Be sure to click on the photo to get the large size, and take a look at his arm under water, fingers holding on to the plant stalk. Where he is there is a reasonable current – so holding on is the only reason he isn’t floating downstream.
Could someone please tell me why Cave Frog picks a certain spot? Given all the choices, I wonder what made this one the best of all? Regardless, he seemed like a very content frog on a nice sunny afternoon.
I went outside and looked for Eyeballs and Cave Frog among the plant pots and the lily pads, but spotted no one. I decided to take the walk around the pond to sneak up on the back of where Uptown Frog hangs out – just as I was getting near, I realized he was WAY out in the open on a rock a bit upstream from his little condo area. I slowly walked all the way back around the pond and got the camera. I don’t think I took a breath the whole time I was edging the tripod into slightly new positions to try and get a good view of him without the plant stalks blocking everything. Happily, he stayed there the whole time! This may be the best view we ever get of him – and it’s a good one!
While Cave Frog still makes it sink and flood a bit, on this day the lily pad he chose to sit on had stronger support so he’s a bit higher up. I have no idea if that helps his hunting, but he looked more stable.
Although the legs are underneath of this frog, I’m fairly certain this is Eyeballs – only because Cave Frog rarely hangs out by these plants. I really like the reflection of the iris leaves over the back of let’s-assume-it’s-Eyeballs.
I had almost decided that Uptown had moved out – but I crept up from behind the boulder where he hides and spotted his snout! So I quietly got the camera, never thinking he would actually stay still while I got in position. The angle was awkward and this was the only one from which I could see him – all others were blocked by the plant. Guess this guy’s the introvert of the frogs.
Hard to believe how long ago we finally admitted Brave Frog had moved on. It’s a good thing I took a lot of photos of him while I had the chance!