The green frogs, Rana clamitans, were quite talkative yesterday. They usually aren't too keen on being caught out in the open and tend to dive into the water with a warning squawk.

This male was quite cooperative, however. He sat still while my husband manuvered the canoe in as I leaned out over the bow. Had a log not been in the way I may have gotten close enough to this particular frog to have used my macro setting...as it was I had to settle for a "regular" shot.

Green frogs are highly variable. This one was sporting a festive green upper lip.

(The large tympanum, or ear, behind the eye of this frog tells us it is a male. We also saw it calling.)

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