Green with envy: The series

Following on the footsteps of the positive responses to “Green with envy” (First image in this series) I thought I would share some more images from that sly looking green character, and add some background story.

To the casual passerby, it would have been easy to have missed this shy amphibian.
Well camouflaged, a green tree frog rests against the long flat leaves of a plant that is almost identical in colour to itself, and waits for the day to end.

On closer inspection, the frog appears to rest inside a small natural cavern of semitranslucent leaves. Combined with the mid afternoon sun, this cavern, created a natural amphitheatre, bathed in a green light that Dorothy and the people of the Emerald city would have been proud of.

I certainly did not wish to disturb the tranquility of the cave, and with the timid creature only measuring approximately 5cm in length, I needed to get up close and personal.
My new found friend graced me with his patience for the few moments I needed, while I hunched down and attempted to see from the perspective of a small amphibian, or its prey. What you see here in this series, is the result.

I hope you enjoy viewing these images, as much as I have capturing them.

Green with envy



Basking in the light

Up close

Afternoon nap

( Images can be made available for purchase, on request. )


  • Aaron  Sheehan
    Aaron Sheehanover 6 years ago

    Wonderful series, who needs human models!

    Can’t pick a favourite, they are all great :)

  • Rhys Herbert
    Rhys Herbertover 6 years ago

    I love this series! You’ve captured this little fella so well!!

  • LilBirdie
    LilBirdieover 6 years ago

    simply spectacular

  • Anne Staub
    Anne Staubover 6 years ago

    Excellent shots, thank you for posting them!

  • Anne Staub
    Anne Staubover 6 years ago

    They, all, should be available for purchase, and get more exposure.

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 6 years ago

    brilliant series – love them!

  • Alecia Scott
    Alecia Scottover 6 years ago

    Predator – “help someone stole my legs”

    they are all soooo beautiful…

  • stooferdoofer
    stooferdooferover 6 years ago

    So cute :)

  • lallymac
    lallymacabout 5 years ago

    Fabulous series – I love how a change in perspective makes him seem like a buddah one second and a predator the next! Great work :)

  • Vickie Burt
    Vickie Burtalmost 5 years ago

    I love all these pics. They are absolutely gorgeous. Great macros!!