A tiny Pacific Tree Frog sits motionless on top a leaf as it waits for an unsuspecting insect to venture within its reach.
Note; The Tree Frog shows larger than it was in real life. The Tree Frog was about 3 cms in length.
In British Columbia, the Pacific Treefrog is found in the southern part of the mainland and on Vancouver Island. It has been introduced to Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands). Pacific Treefrogs are found southward along the U.S. west coast as far as Mexico, but are not found east of the Rocky Mountains.
The Pacific Tree frog ( up to 5 centimeters long) is a very appealing little frog, common in B.C.. They may be any colour from pale grey or tan to bronze or bright emerald green, as they are good at blending in to their surroundings. Pacific Treefrogs have a conspicuous dark “mask” or stripe extending from the nostrils through the eye as far as the shoulder. They are often marked with dark patches or stripes on the back, and are usually pale cream underneath. Their legs are long and slender and their toes have round pads, which help the frog grip as they climb. They have very little webbing between their toes, making them look quite long. Females are slightly larger than males, a feature common to most frogs.
Pacific Treefrogs can throw their voices to some extent, making it quite difficult to close in on a frog by following its call.
Photo taken on June 27/09 at 11:45am in own back yard ( south east Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada).
Camera; Canon 20D
Lens; Tamron 90 mm f/2.8 lens, plus 1.4X’s tele converter.
Tripod; Manfrotto, including joystick head.
Taken at; 1/30’s at f/11, 126 mm ( 90 mm plus 1.4X’s teleconverter), man wht bal 5542 kelvin, iso 800.
In PhotoshopCS2, l added an overlay layer at opacity 22%, a little burning, and sharpening, via lab mode, duplicate layer, lightness channel, unsharp mask ( amount 30, radius 3, threshold 3).