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In The Blink Of An Eye: John Stone's Photography Journal

Discussion in 'Media Threads' started by John Stone, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. John Stone

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    Canon EOS 60D with the Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM IF.


    This morning I witnessed a Southern Leopard Frog leaving the pond for the very first time! Southern Leopard Frog tadpoles take 3+ months to complete metamorphosis, and are quite large at 2-2.75 inches just before transformation. As you can see, this young frog has not yet completely absorbed his tail.
    southern leopard frog leaving pond 1st time_IMG_9118-Edit.jpg



    There are more tadpoles in the pond right now than I've ever seen before. This is just a very small ~1 foot section of the pond. The entire pond looks like this. Easily tens of thousands tadpoles. They are a mix of Southern Toad, Southern Leopard Frog, Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad and various Tree Frog tadpoles.
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    Very cool shots, John! I see a very impressive improvement since the beginning of this thread. :tucool:
     
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    Thanks, Al. Nice to see you back, it's been a while! :)
     
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    Love the peppers tray one.
     
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    Southern Leopard Frog on a lily pad. There are at least 6 Southern Leopard frogs in the pond now, and many of their tadpoles getting close to completing metamorphosis and leaving the pond.

    Canon EOS 60D with the Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM IF.

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