Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 08/16/2013


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227/365: "Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success." ~ Swami Sivananda

227/365: "Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success." ~ Swami Sivananda
6 more pictures in notes above! :)

I've been thinking about Lucky's Pond and Angel's pond lately, and feeling a little bummed that I didn't share more pictures of this unfolding event as the tadpoles I rescued turned into frogs and hopped away. Time flies and now it's mid-August! Unlike last year, all the tadpoles in Lucky's Pond turned into frogs and left that pond empty, so I've let it dry up. I want to clean it out so it's not such a mess next year. Most of the tadpoles have transformed in Angel's Pond too, but a few are still taking their time.

This morning I went over to take a look and it's almost like these guys knew I was feeling sad because just like that, a froglet hopped onto the dry spot and sat staring at me! I hadn't seen any froglets for WEEKS so I was amazed and delighted! I buzzed into the house and back out with my camera and happily the froglet was still there! I got a few pictures before he hopped behind a rock, but then I saw another one swimming on the far side of the pond, and went around to take pictures of that one too. They are SO CUTE, aren't they?!!

I was about to return to the house when I thought, "I wonder if this little guy would let me pick him up..." So I reached a finger under him and gently hoisted him up into the air...and he STAYED!!! YES!!! I took pictures one-handed and hoped I'd get at least one good picture--it's hard to keep the camera still with one hand, AND hard to keep my other hand still too...these shots are tough when BOTH hands are not rock-steady. Suddenly...*BOING*.... *SPLASH*, and my little buddy hopped back into the water and swam away. You can imagine my joy when I found that I got this picture, which turned out perfectly!! (The 8-10 others were either just a bit off to totally blurry!) Hooray for a brave little froglet!! :D I've been smiling all day thinking about this cutie pie! :) (In case you're interested, this is the story of Angel's Pond! )

Sivānanda Saraswati (September 8, 1887 – July 14, 1963) was a Hindu spiritual teacher and a proponent of Yoga and Vedanta. Sivānanda was born Kuppuswami in Pattamadai, in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. He studied medicine and served in British Malaya as a physician for several years before taking up monasticism. He lived most part of his life near Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh. Wikipedia: Sivananda Saraswati

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68 comments - The latest ones
Pam J
Pam J
I ADORE the little froggets... Normal has meant drought.. so the froggy season has been incredibly short.. but this year... A Zillion BOINGSSSS ! And.. our own Magickal Frog Pond (now dry again :( .. and the Frog Pond in the Moo Ciw wood is brimmomg.

I love your Lil One... beautiful photo...and totally understand the 'one handed photo game ... been there !!

Frogs... sugar tongs and tea strainers... perfection !
5 years ago.
spih_2
spih_2
I love these tiny frogs!
5 years ago.
Magda Möller
Magda Möller
Aaw,what a cutie.....so very tiny.Love the other captures too.Have a great weekend Janet!
5 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
Oh soooo cuuute!!! I am so in love with those little froglets...All of todays shots are amazing Janet!!! :)
5 years ago.
Meremail
Meremail
What a very cute little guy.
5 years ago.
Arnocrash
Arnocrash
belle série !!!!
5 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
beautiful this tiny frog!
5 years ago.
Rabbitroundtheworld
Rabbitroundtheworld
Just adorable! He's looking at you with a 'will I make it onto ipernity, Janet?' look.
5 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
Barra1man (Leaving )
A terrific frog macro shot, Janet! Great detail. Very cute.
Have a grand Friday!
5 years ago.
J-d Welch
J-d Welch
Superb one handed macro shot!! 8 )
Seen in: macro
5 years ago.
Lucy K
Lucy K
What an adorable little creature, great photo too!
5 years ago.
milvavr
milvavr
adorable tiny frog!!!
5 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Great image, Janet, especially when I read how you took it. The detail is lovely.
Enjoy your day!
5 years ago.
Bob Ottey
Bob Ottey
Superbly Composed Colourful And Detailed Set Of Macro Studies Janet Most Definite Fav's Kindest Regards Bob.
5 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Oh, a froggy, Janet, how gorgeous. A delightful series. I do miss having frogs, we had lots in our last garden, a twitching in the undergrowth always told us of their presence.
5 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Great set of froglet macro, Janet! Su cute and tiny!
Love your bokehlicious shots in the notes too!
Very creative and beautiful:)
5 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Wonderful capture Janet.

Have a great weekend my friend.
5 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Amazing capture! So cute and so tiny! Great, inspirational saying too!
5 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
What a superb set of froglet photos................and this one in particular is just exceptional and an instant favourite for me!! I love everything about it :)

Have a great weekend :)
5 years ago.
Pierrot
Pierrot
Très belle prise !
5 years ago.
Nicole LEVRON
Nicole LEVRON
superbe rencontre bravo
5 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
So small....great scale!
5 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
That is fantastic work and still such sharp results, amazing!
5 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
:)

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5 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
kisssssssssssssssss
5 years ago.
Armpro
Armpro
No bigger than a tadpole - nice scale capture

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5 years ago.
Patrick
Patrick
miniature et très belle
5 years ago.
Alphazeta
Alphazeta
I think I'm in love :-)..What a delightful mini critter and so beautifully photographed. He/she looks so happy too.
5 years ago.
Beth
Beth
Delightful!

Seen in The Museum.
5 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
WOW!...Love it!
5 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Wow ! GREAT ! Good evening from city beautiful Chandigarh !!! Have an enjoyable time !
5 years ago.
Chris Sorge
Chris Sorge
Fabulous macro shot!
5 years ago.
Kathleen Thorpe
Kathleen Thorpe
Terrific macro!
5 years ago.
Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport
Minuscule et très belle photo !
5 years ago.
Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts
Lovely little frog,superb macro.
5 years ago.
Seb.69
Seb.69
Wonderfully captured Janet..
5 years ago.
C. L. Gardiner
C. L. Gardiner
Ha! Wonderful.
5 years ago.
Cathlon
Cathlon
Terrific capture of this tiny creature!

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5 years ago.
John Varley
John Varley
Fabulous shot of this tiny little wonder Janet .
5 years ago.
Henry L ( k4eyv )
Henry L ( k4eyv )
: )
5 years ago.
* Didier 85 *
* Didier 85 *
Trop mignon !!!
5 years ago.
Concetta Caracciolo
Concetta Caracciolo
Bellissima macro sei bravissima Janet !!!
5 years ago.
English Pointers
English Pointers
He is so small so cute wonderful macro Janet as always.
The old man is tolerating Lilly but she is a real handful very independent and strong willed so we are having a battle with her to show who is top dog
5 years ago.
blokkadeleider
blokkadeleider
So tiny...
5 years ago.
Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Sensacional
5 years ago.
Alan H
Alan H
Wow, that is small!
5 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Stunning capture.
5 years ago.
Horizon 36
Horizon 36
Great image Janet...well done.
5 years ago.
Rita Guimaraes
Rita Guimaraes
Absolutely gorgeous, Janet.
Have a great weekend.
5 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
So tiny, again, an amazing macro!
I cant help but break a hoppy smile looking at this little guy:)
5 years ago.
Smiles
Smiles
Superb capture.
5 years ago.
Ahmad Waqas
Ahmad Waqas
beautiful detail about your shots.............
Amazing pictures...........
Yes U r awesome no doubt about it..........
Fully admired and got inspiration..........
Well done................
Applause....................................................
5 years ago.
xX M@rtin Xx
xX M@rtin Xx
Amazing shot Janet.
5 years ago.
Susan Young
Susan Young
What a cute little guy
5 years ago.
Bruno B
Bruno B
Très belle photo de ce petit batracien dont la vie sera partagée entre le besoin de se nourrir, de se reproduire et d'échapper à ses prédateurs...De très beaux clichés de ta pince à thé complètent celle excellente série!
5 years ago.
Jeanne
Jeanne
trop mignonne
5 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Very nice indeed Janet and a great macro. BTW, I think the idea is that you're supposed to kiss them...... :)
5 years ago.
Phill G
Phill G
Aw, the funny little critter. Fabulous frogography, Janet. Coolio.
5 years ago.
Margaret Ford
Margaret Ford
Great one...lucky you to have a pond. What a pleasure.
5 years ago.
Chris 1971
Chris 1971
Wow, that's small.... great macro.
5 years ago.
John McKay
John McKay
This little guy is so cute, how could I not agree with you. Great job, one handed shooting is not easy especially doing a macro shot! You're amazing!
5 years ago.
Sergio Locatelli
Sergio Locatelli
Wonderful macro. Only your finger manages to understand how tiny is the tiny frog. Really a great shot!
5 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Excellent!
5 years ago.
Joke Hulst
Joke Hulst
Very lovely one !!
5 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
So tiny :)
5 years ago.
Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
Working backwards so I had read that you managed to catch one and have been looking forward to seeing this. Great shot made all the more remarkable by it being one handed. Geez, I use two hands and still get lots of blurry shots...jealous now.
5 years ago.
Cathlon
Cathlon
He really is tiny, love the macro details

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5 years ago.