Saturday, April 9, 2011

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During my son’s younger ages, he was fascinated with frogs. He read about frogs, watched shows about frogs and even did a school project on a red-eyed tree frog. We created a model out of clay, little red eyes and all, then anchored it to a tree branch. It came out awesome and I got he got an A on the project. This helped to heighten his interest in this amphibian.

One Spring we went down to the small creek and captured several tadpoles, this is not an easy task. But we were successful and came home with wet sneakers, muddy pants, 3 or 4 tadpoles and a bucket of creek water. He created a new home for the polliwogs. Over the next weeks, we watch them metamorphosizes into frogs. At which time they were promptly returned to the creek. It was incredible to watch. I don’t know who was more excited about it, me or him.


17 comments:

John-Roy Photography said...

nice DOF and capture!

Ashley @ 365 things said...

I think frogs are really neat. I love the bright blue ones at the zoo.

That's really cool you two watched the transformation of them from tadpoles to frogs! I probably would have gotten attached and wanted to keep all of them...haha!

Keara @ Now I Know What Life Is All About said...

Neat picture! I felt the same way when we raised caterpillars into butterflies last year. I think I was more excited then everyone in the house. I loved it! We are doing ladybugs soon.

Chelsea said...

Wow, that's incredible you actually got to see that transformation!!

Melissa said...

How cool is that! I would have loved to watch those tadpoles. I love the coloring of the frog too.

elizabeth said...

i think the DOF and composition in this photo is amazing!!! May I ask what lens you used for this shot?
I'm hoping you dont say a macro b/c i may be too tempted to buy something i shouldn't!!

Gretchen said...

What a great learning experience... even if you were more excited... I bet he learned a lot!!! Great shot too!!

Melinda said...

Cute story! And really nice composition and focus!

snapshots2011 said...

That is just about the cutest story ever :)

Flower Photography said...

OH wow!!!

Amila Kanchana said...

Hi Trish,Surely it cant be that clay frog in this photo?

Kara said...

oh, this is GREAT!! I love it!

Sarah P. said...

Love this shot! Frogs ARE fun. :)

Kimberly said...

Great picture! I what a great memory to have with your son!

hipchicagomom said...

I love this! GREAT JOB!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

That's a wonderful capture, Trish. I saw a tree frog on the sidewalk this morning and was afraid it would heat up and dry him out if he didn't get to a cool place. I had to herd him into an ally. Yes, I got quite a few looks from the businessmen, bankers, and lawyers that passed me by. Ha ha! No photo though. Have a great week.

Janet said...

I've never seen a blue one! And thanks for the visual reminder to google spring peepers!