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Oct 24, 2009, 10:04:19 AM
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Green Tree Frog by juddpatterson Green Tree Frog by juddpatterson
Back to Florida photographs for a bit. Here is a tiny little tree frog grasping a sawgrass stem in Everglades National Park. I got down in the water and followed him around until I finally captured a pose that I liked.

Thanks to those who confirmed the id. :)
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Taminator Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
This is an outstanding composition. It was well worth the efforts you took to get the shot.

We have concerns here in FL for these little guys. The over populated exotic invasive Cuban tree frogs eat them and their numbers are diminishing.
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Yerfdog5 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
And well worth the effort. A great shot well done!
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oro-elui Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!
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meihua Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
Cute, the little guy looks very delicate :)
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AlatarielTinuviel9 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Beautiful details and colors!
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
This image has been featured here - [link]

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mewantsbekungfoo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
wow... i just read in the comments how you managed this shot and think it shows great talent and technique in your craft! :D
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Funtoon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Professional Artist
Bravo .. ;)
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doruoprisan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Delicate and lovely !
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sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
My goodness! This is amazing. I´ll admit I´m curious as to how you managed to get so close- I notice it´s a 50mm lens. My first guess is waiting... or is there a photographer´s secret I´m not allowed to know?
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juddpatterson Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
The secret was to try and try again. With a 50mm macro I had no more than 1-2" of working distance for this image. I got down low in the water and would slowly sneak my lens through the sawgrass until it was near the frog. Sometimes he would jump away and the process would repeat. After a half hour I came away with this! :) I think a 100 or 150mm macro lens would have been wonderful for this image.
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sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
Yes, it´s nice having long macros... but very, very well done! I´m impressed.
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antichange Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009   Digital Artist
OMG! Frogs used to be my favorite animals, and this picture reminds me of why ... they are so delicate and translucenty! I love it.

Hahahah I can imagine a photographer stalking a little frog ... cute (:
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StringOfLights Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I second the green tree frog ID. These guys are all over my yard. They're awesome. :D
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juddpatterson Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
They are indeed awesome...any frog with toe pads is especially awesome in my book! Glad to know they are green tree frogs...now I need to find my first squirrel tree frog for a comparison.
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StringOfLights Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha. I guess I'm less picky... As long as they're native. :D

Yeah, I'm sure you know that squirrel tree frogs are really variable, but they can look just like green tree frogs. I've read a lot of conflicting descriptions on how to tell a squirrel tree frog that is green from a green tree frog. I guess in the end I'm not 100% sure. Plus if it's cold or something sometimes the green tree frogs get duller. Maybe I'll bug a herpetologist about it. Ha.
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InsaneGelfling Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
Generally Squirrel tree frogs have a larger head compared to thier body. Green tree frogs' heads taper quite considerably from the neck, whereas the squirrels' seem to have a much broader head frame.
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Love the pose you captured, really great shot!
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InsaneGelfling Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Lovely capture.
It is an American Green Tree Frog Hyla cinerea.
I keep two of these, marvellous amphibians.
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juddpatterson Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
Thank you very much for the confirmation.
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InsaneGelfling Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
No problem. :)
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