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Beware: High quality photos--slow download zone!
My apologies, but this site may not be for sightseers who only
have a fast, passing intrest. Throughout the entire site there will be large photographs with many photos per page. This is
needed to show how impressieve El Yunque is--but this translates out to be slow downloading unless you have a fast computer
system with a fast internet hookup. The average download time for the page is around two minutes. If you are serious about
seeing some quality photos of the El Yunque rainforest then this is your site otherwise you may not have the patience for
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I find the El Yunque frogs one of the hardest things to photograph. They don't come out much until after dark so I find myself
roaming the jungle trails late at night and early in the morning. They're literally everywhere--at least their co-ke sounds
are. But it takes a little bit of experience to find them and a lot of luck to find one that is facing you so you can get
the eyes in the shot. And then you have only a few seconds or a couple minutes to get the shot off before he or she hops away.
With his ko-ke sound filling the jungle at night, these frogs are sometimes hard to find along the trails. But once you get
used to finding their hiding places it becomes quite easy.
It is hard to get one of these frogs to look at you so you can get a better shot. Once lit by the flashlight you only have
a few seconds before they hop away. In those few seconds one hand holds the flashlight, another holds the camera, and another
tries to focus the camera. And where did I put that tripod?
One reason the frogs are hard to find is that they like to get in a natural amplifying chamber to do their ko-ke sound. The
sound bellows loudly across the jungle and is hard to pinpoint its source. Even when I know they have to be in a particular
spot they are sometimes hard to find because they are hidden so well in the cracks and crevices of the trees.