Silent Hunter

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Silent Hunter

Michelle Alton 7/11/2012 4:37:33 AM

The little "newbie" frog.
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Jeff Robinson 7/11/2012 5:04:54 AM

Great captures of "Nature" Michelle! #10224568

Karen E. Michaels 7/11/2012 5:12:16 AM

Two excellent studies, Michelle. #10224575

Gord MacEachern 7/11/2012 5:21:40 AM

Newbie will either learn to be pond smart real fast or "not"! Lol...
Great capture and info as always Michelle! #10224584

Neal D. Hatcher 7/11/2012 5:39:46 AM

Beautiful captures and super info. #10224611

Monnie Ryan 7/11/2012 6:49:01 AM

Mr. P. looks as if he's been around the block a few times - hopefully he'll be wily enough to avoid becoming lunch! Well done! #10224679

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 7/11/2012 8:32:59 AM

Right out of a story book! I love the color and all together kind of mysterious feel to this well captured image, Michelle. I wonder what would happen if you kissed him. HEHE! #10224799

Tiia Vissak 7/11/2012 9:03:19 AM

a great find! #10224838

Carol L. Fowler 7/11/2012 10:39:08 AM

Life and death on the pond. We went hiking last week and saw a bald eagle get a duckling. Alas, it is the way of the world. #10224942

John Connolly 7/11/2012 1:43:36 PM

Natures balance of life may be hard, but it works perfectly! Two wonderful images well presented, Michelle! #10225317

Anita Hogue 7/11/2012 2:01:48 PM

Such a wonderful and fun capture! They are both excellent captures! #10225336

Terry Cervi 7/11/2012 2:28:59 PM

Oh, your goofy little newbie is adorable! I hope he evades the heron. Pumpkin is a great name for the chubby frog! Terrific work, Michelle! #10225396

Michelle Alton 7/11/2012 2:33:18 PM

@Terry: The goofy little newbie WAS adorable. She, unfortunately, was NOT paying attention this afternoon, or was not aware of the lurking danger. She was captured, turned, dunked, turned, in a cycle that seemed to go on forever. Finally her head was positioned properly, facing the little heron's throat and down she went. The good news is that about 10 nearby frogs scattered immediately.

Whew! I have THE predation photos. #10225413

Kathy Reeves 7/11/2012 4:52:24 PM

Pumpkin looks very content! Excellent photos of all of your pond character. Poor little Newbie. The heron is probably eating of two or three or more!!! #10225642

Thomas E. Hinds 7/12/2012 5:27:23 PM

Viva la Pumpkin Jr.! Great capture, Michelle! #10227077

Jeffrey R. Bange 7/12/2012 8:42:05 PM

Great capture Michelle of Pumpkin Jr., your pond sure seems to provide you with an endless source of photo opportunities. #10227255

Jill Odice 7/13/2012 9:34:13 AM

After reading abouit the fate of the Newbie, I appreciate seeing him in a happier time :-) Pumpkin Jr.looks like a smarter frog:-) #10227973

Lindley Johnson 7/14/2012 2:04:57 PM

Terrific nature images, Michelle. I'm sure you're enjoying all the photo opportunities at your pond - and I'm enjoying seeing them. #10229296

Riina N. S. 7/21/2012 11:06:53 PM

Great capture and good info! #10239570

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This is not the first time I've posted a photo of "Pumpkin, Jr." (His name is a whole other story I might tell some day). He is HUGE--I think the biggest frog in the pond. And I think he may escape being captured by the voracious Little Green Heron because Pumpkin stays on the opposite side of the pond from where LGH operates.
I worry more about the goofy looking "newbie" shown in the discussion area.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 640, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 390.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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