Froggy!

Possibly either a Southern Orange-eyed Treefrog or a Greceful Treefrog.

It had pronounced blueish thighs, but both species apparently exhibit this.

I'm leaning towards the Graceful Treefrog as the top lip appears yellowish.

View all photos taken: Friday, 1st January 2010, This photo: 11:05pm

Previous Photo: Cedar Creek

Comments

  • Xenedis said:
    It's not easy being green.
  • David de Groot said:
    I think he had a hard New Years Eve - got red eyes ;-)
  • MMP - My Moments Passed said:
    Great shot!
  • Cobra_11 said:
    Brilliant shot! :-)
    Happy New Year!
  • Adam Randell said:
    Excellent detail & reflection David.
    Happy New Year.
  • accesser said:
    Oh wow his eyes are amazing we have a green tree frog that lives on our water tank but he's just a regular guy no make-up like this interesting fellow.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Happy New Year to you too!
    Thanks Adam, and Happy New Year!
    Yeah first time I've seen one of these around here too - apparently they're quite common according to the Wildlife of Greater Brisbane book.
  • liquidGhoul said:
    He's a Red-eye (Litoria chloris).
    Evan
  • David de Groot said:
    Also known as a Southern Orange-Eyed treefrog (according to the Qld Museum). However, I'm not sure.
    Here's a top-down view:
    -20100101
  • liquidGhoul said:
    Yeah, it's definitely a chloris. Lit. gracilenta have a yellow line on their canthus rostralis (I've added a note). They also have a differently shaped head. Lit. chloris are more round whilst gracilenta have a squarish face.
    Evan
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah cool - I'll update the description and tags :)
    Thanks!
  • teejaybee said:
    They have a great skin texture don't you think? :) Nicely captured.
  • D'Arne, Ming & Jack said:
    good one, Dave ! Happy 2010
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed they do :) Cute little fellow.
    Thanks Ming - Happy New Year to you and yours :)
  • Richard.Fisher said:
    Fantastic shot. Great pose, be afraid, he's coming for you.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Richard. I went out to take another shot 5 mins later, and he was nowhere to be found!
  • kropan said:
    excellent shot:)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks!
  • Clearskies Images said:
    Would make a good entry for Vigex Nature category David!
  • SkattyKat said:
    HE does look like he has had a hard night lol
    Great capture Dave
  • David de Groot said:
    I'll have to look into that Cecily.
    ;-) Thanks Kath.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Cute little fella....
  • netherspirit said:
    Beautifully captured!
    Seen in my contacts' photos.
  • Chris McGrigor said:
    Top shot mate, love the reflection!
  • PhotoJBartlett said:
    So very good. Reminds me of Joel Sartore's recent work with wildlife in a studio...
  • David de Groot said:
    That he is ;-)
    Thanks!
    Thanks - alas, being glass, there's a double reflection - would have worked better on an acrylic sheet, but I didn't have one handy.
    Thanks :) And all done sans-studio too.
  • Monica Saaty said:
    Such awesome detail and color. This is great!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks - pretty cool frog eh ?
  • pablocoba said:
    cool, spiderman!
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  • Jose Sousa said:
    Gorgeous.
  • k6marco said:
    fantastic
  • petepothole said:
    Ya gotta love the rain!
    Nice shots mate
  • David de Groot said:
    And as an added bonus, I'm sure it eats the odd spider too!
    Thanks!
    Damn right Pete. :)
  • YYZDez said:
    Wow! Beautiful capture.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks!
  • anjoudiscus said:
    Magnifique photo !
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks!
  • Neil Armstrong2 said:
    Fanstic image and congrats on E X P L O R E