Tiny rocketfrog of some sort

Not sure of the ID on this one, but they're regularly found in the water tank filter.

I tried to put a ruler next to it as you can see, with varying degrees of success. The scale on the ruler is in cm, and the whole in the plastic in front of it is where a standard screw goes.

Shot while balanced on a ladder, camera in one hand, flash in the other, elbow under the drainpipe holding the tank filter cover up ;-)

View all photos taken: Thursday, 21st August 2008, This photo: 10:00am

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  • MichelleLegg.com said:
    Nice to see the macro getting used again - LOL
    Love the eye on this guy - the top part seems light like the top part of his body and the bottom is darker like the dark part of the frog.
    Nice work Dave.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yes I thought the eye was pretty cool too - talk about attention to detail ;-)
  • Warwick (wazzam) said:
    The things we go through to get a shot :) Nice one Dave.
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed! :) Thanks Warwick.
  • MichelleLegg.com said:
    LOL - I never read what you went through to get the shot!
  • David de Groot said:
    That's 'cause I sneakily added it in after you're commented ;-)
  • Stewart Macdonald said:
    It looks like Litoria rubella to me. They're supposed to be found on the east coast, although I've only ever found them much further west.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Stewart. I reckon you might be right there after reading the description of said frog and checking the top-down view.
    Frog from above
  • HPVD Photos said:
    Great capture, especially like the ruler, a lot of these pictures are nice, but we should also sometimes consider the research, and scientific values of these photographs.
    Love the light you gave it, and tend to agree with conclusion that it is 'rubella' at his stage.
  • David de Groot said:
    I agree, I try to tag with location whenever I shoot animals, birds, etc in case that proves useful. I know when I shot the koala I also reported the sighting to the local koala rescue place which keeps a database of sightings.