For the last two Friday nights this little guy has shown up on my porch. He gave me quite a fright the other night actually- he takes up a fair bit of room, and makes a heck of a thump when he jumps on the wooden boards. A sort of a wet splatter bump noise. He’s generally pretty timid, but as you can see, lets the camera get close if you’re careful. He’s some species of green tree frog, but I wouldn’t have a clue which kind. His body’s about the size of my balled fist, but his back legs extend at least 150% of his body length again when he jumps. A real beauty.
I shot this using the macro function on my little Canon Powershot G9. As you can see it does a pretty decent job- if you click the pic you’ll see it’s pretty sharp. It’s night and the light on the deck was poor- in fact you can see the shadow cast on the lower right corner of the frame- that’s the shadow of the camera itself. I was all of five inches away from his face taking this one. They say with any decent portrait, the impact from the shot comes from the eyes, and I think this picture is a good case in point.
He may show up uninvited, but in my books he’s welcome any time.