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2013 Year in Review : There’s a Frog in That Flower!

rob paine flower surprise deep creek lake

Before the new year starts, I thought it would be fun to look back on the most viewed and most “liked” posts on this blog as well as some of my favorite posts such as the one below. This post actually ran a couple of years ago long before the blog went daily so not many of you have seen it.

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One of my favorite lenses is my 60mm macro. It is sharp,fast and an incredible close up lens.

These photos were taken a few years ago near Deep Creek Lake, MD.   It had just rained and I wanted to get some close ups of a day lilly  located near where I was staying for the weekend.

I start shooting different flowers and I notice something brown in the middle of one of them.

I thought it was a moth at first. It was about the size of a quarter. I quickly realized it was not a moth!

rob paine frog in flower webI could not believe my luck! What a joyful surprise.

I kept shooting as this very small frog worked it’s way up from the bottom of the flower to one of the flower’s petals.

I added some very soft strobe light to the scene by holding an SB800 covered with a Fong dome over the flower.

Every time since after a heavy rain I return to the Lilly patch looking for another frog.

I am still waiting.

I always keep this photo experience in mind as testament to the fact that you just never know what you will find when look at something closely enough.

Thank you so much for checking out my blog today. I hope that you have a very Happy New Year and that your year is full of great surprises!

Rob

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I am a professional photographer trying to bring more beauty to the world one photo at a time through this blog and my studio Web site www.deepcreekimages.com

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29 Comments

  1. […] Taking a close look at flowers can offer some amazing surprises. Please check out my blog post There a Frog in that Flower. […]

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  3. vastlycurious.com January 4, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Love this!

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  4. […] 2013 Year in Review : There’s a Frog in That Flower! | I see beauty all around by rob paine […]

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  5. Exquisite photos! Thank you so much for reposting it. Happy 2014 to you!

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  6. […] 2013 Year in Review : There’s a Frog in That Flower! | I see beauty all around by rob paine […]

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  7. I love frogs … and I have kissed some too, but this is so lovely – wonderful captured.

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment. I had a lot of fun taking these photo. Happy New Year!

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      1. I’m sure the wee frog had fun too. One exquisite photo.
        Happy New Year to you too. *smile

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  8. This is my favourite of yours from this year Rob 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much Sarah! Keep up the great work in your blog. I really enjoy your photos. Happy New Year, Rob

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      1. Thanks Rob 🙂 I won’t be blogging every day in 2014 but I hope to develop the blog more and enjoy some new challenges. I look forward to seeing your photos over the coming year 🙂 Have a good one!

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        1. Hi sarah, I look forward to seeing your work in 2014 as well, Cheers, Rob

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  9. Just amazing Rob! What a great photograph to capture! 🙂

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    1. Yes, it really was small, I am not sure if that was a baby frog or a species of frog that just does not grow that large. Thanks for the comment, Rob

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  10. awesome capture…love photos of little critters like this!

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  12. Excellent capture! Happy new year!

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    1. Thank you for the nice comment and Happy New Year to you as well!

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  13. Great capture. Thank you for the pingbacks.

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    1. thank you, My pleasure, happy new year, rob

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  14. You can see beauty all around only when you open your eyes! 😉 Great photos!
    (Btw my fav is my 70 Macro.)

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    1. I agree you have to take the time to see before you can photograph it Happy New years.

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  15. So cute and unexpected. A beautiful photo!

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