Captured sunning himself, on the boardwalk, at FortWhtye Alive on the southwest edge of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada….Better seen enlarged BTW

Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel T3I 18.0 MP CMOS, w a Sigma 150mm-500mm Zoom Lens exp 6.3, Shutter speed 1/800, ISO160 Focal Length 419mm.

Here is a Frogs Cycle of Life:

This describes the process of change from egg to tadpole (the larval stage), through to adult amphibian. The fertilized eggs are just the first stage in a remarkable transformation called Complete Metamorphosis.

Many of the eggs which are laid will hatch into tiny tadpoles with dark, oval bodies and a waving tail which propels them through the water. At this stage, they do not resemble the parents in any way and only a small proportion of the tadpoles will ever reach adulthood. Many will be eaten by other creatures or die of disease.

At first the tadpoles eat the remaining egg gel from which they hatched. They then eat submerged vegetable matter whilst absorbing oxygen directly from the water using their gills (fish also use gills to extract oxygen from the water). As they grow in size, lungs will develop inside the tadpoles and they will then begin to visit the surface in order to breathe in some of their oxygen from the air.

Eventually the diet becomes more carnivorous as the tadpole will start eating small invertebrates in the water.

As their bodies continue to grow, legs will sprout out and in frogs and toads the tail will be reduced in size. From now on, the tadpoles will become more adult like as time passes. Eventually the gills will disappear and the body changes shape into that of a miniature adult. Frog and toad tadpoles will lose their tails all together. At this stage they normally leave the water.

As an Active Intrepreter at the Center, I lead the children in a program we call Cattails and Coots. The boys and girls get a chance to dipnet for living critters in the marsh. Many of these are often tadpoles.

A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaover 2 years ago

    Beautiful brilliant shot Larry.

  • Good Morning Al
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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,
    .

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago


    2012/06/07 1 image per 24hrs
    Beautiful work Larry!

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  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    Looks like he is falling my friend…quick..help him :-)

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  • CanyonWind
  • Good Morning Pop,s
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  • barnsis
    barnsisover 2 years ago

    Great close up, great color

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  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27over 2 years ago

    great shot very nice capture

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  • Margaret Stevens
    Margaret Stevensover 2 years ago

    Wow, he’s a beauty! Great capture Larry.

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  • john forrant
    john forrantover 2 years ago

    cool capture of this unusul frog

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    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

  • I appreciate acceptance Francis

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