8. Blue Mission (searching for Moor Frogs)

On one of the last winter days some colleague photographers and I plotted our new challenge: finding Blue Frogs.

The rumour goes that for just a few days a year the male Moor frog dresses completely blue in order to seduce them frog ladies.
So it’s just a matter of being at the right place at the right time.
Simple as that. (…)

On this beautiful but really cold morning we started our Blue Mission.
No moor frog in sight, let alone a blue one, but an enormous amount of common toads.

And what a pretty sight is that: a fatty toad woman with a skinny male on her back just hanging lazily in the water to (I assume) reproduce…
Never before had I realized how beautiful this rather plumb creatures really are, with their eyes like a beautiful sunrise.

Toad with eyes like a mini sunset...
Toad with eyes like a mini sunset...

Toads aren’t shy at all, so if you gently approach them, you can easily witness their love games.

Not entirely without risk, though, since toads -with their one track mind- have just one rule: Get what you can Get!
And whether this is an attractive lady toad, a frog, a tripod leg or a human ankle, they couldn’t care less.
Everything is embraced just as greedily, and believe me…It’s pretty hard to release yourself once grabbed..:D

Toad Loving
Toad Loving
Moor Frog harassed by a Common Toad
Moor Frog harassed by a Common Toad
Toad loving a human finger (no toads were harmed during this shoot)
Toad loving a human finger (no toads were harmed during this shoot)

Somewhat unexpectedly, we found our first moor frog in the afternoon.
Although Moor frogs, as befits all frogs, are very shy, we found a very cooperative one that tempted us to go just a little further.

Four Eyes
Four Eyes

Within five minutes he had us on our knees.
Within ten minutes the first garments were taken off and in less than a quarter he had managed to get three women at frog level.

At the end of the day we were just as wet as the frog.
And a whole lot bluer. (Boy, was it cold!)
But even so, I can’t think of a better way to say goodbye to winter and welcome a new spring….

Apparently that is what photography does to you.
That’s to say….with female photographers.
The only male photographer wisely stayed dry and had the best of times watching a bunch of mud crawling women.
He must have been surprised how easy a small frog managed to get three women undressed…;)

Maybe we just believe in fairy tales a little more? : P

My first Blue Moorfrog, yay!
My first Blue Moorfrog, yay!
And an even bluer one...
And an even bluer one...
Foolihs Frog
Foolihs Frog
Moor frog monitoring the frog spawn
Moor frog monitoring the frog spawn
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4 thoughts on “8. Blue Mission (searching for Moor Frogs)

  1. On one of the last winter days some colleague photographers and I plotted out a new challenge: finding Blue Frogs.

    The rumour goes that for just a few days a year the male Moor frog dresses completely blue in order to seduce the female frogs.
    So it’s just a matter of being at the right place at the right time.
    Simple as that. (…)

    On this beautiful but really cold morning we started our Blue Mission.
    No moor frog in sight, let alone a blue one, but an enormous amount of common toads.

    And what a pretty sight is that: a fatty toad female with a skinny male on her back just hanging lazily in the water to (I assume) reproduce…
    Never before I realized how beautiful this rather plumb creatures really are, with their eyes like a beautiful sunrise.

    Just changed a few words around (female instead of ladies) and improved grammar in some places. Good job, great pictures and slutty toads!

    1. Thanks for taking the effort to help me.
      I will take a look at your suggestions, but not right now, since it has been a long day…;)
      But it’s highly appreciated & tnx for your compliments!

  2. Wow, this looks like great fun! Just came across you blog, and I thought I’d give you some spelling/grammar pointers.

    “Never before I realized how beautiful this rather plumb creatures really are, with their eyes like a beautiful sunrise.”
    I would change to:
    “Never before I have I realized how beautiful these rather plump creatures really are, with their eyes like a beautiful sunrise.”

    “Everything is embraced just as greedily and believe me…it’s pretty hard to release your self once grabbed..:D”
    To:
    “Everything is embraced just as greedily, and believe me… It’s pretty hard to release yourself once grabbed… :D”

    “At the end of the day we were just as wet as the frog.
    And a whole lot bluer. (Boy, was it cold!)
    But I can’t think of a better way to say goodbye to winter and welcome a new spring….”
    To:
    “At the end of the day we were just as wet as the frog, and a whole lot bluer. (Boy, was it cold!)
    But even so,I can’t think of a better way to say goodbye to winter and welcome to a new spring…”

    All in all though, your English is amazing. I can’t speak any other languages fluently, so I admire anyone who can.
    Also, I do love the frogs. ^_^ I used to really enjoy playing with and watching them as a child.

    1. Tnx a bunch for your time & effort.
      I think most of them are fixed now, apart from some ‘creative freedom’ I’d like to preserve…:D

      And yes..it was great fun indeed…

      Bye,
      Roeselien

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