Monday, 11 May 2009

Macro Monday

Common Shrub Frog

I shot this one to be used one day,

in a themed post named ‘Macro Monday’.

One of the good-looking Rhacophorid members,

Common Shrub-frog is found in big numbers.

Frogs cannot get sweeter than this, can they?

Macro Monday HQ is at Lisa's Chaos.


Tabib said...

Very close and personal!
That bulging sure making a loud croaking sound.

Java Jones said...

Cool shot Amila. Maybe you could explain about the throat distension / calling for the folk who may not know about it?

Long live froggies!


spookydragonfly said...

Bet he can down a good size dragonfly! Great macro shots, Amila! The owl capture in your last post is perfection!

Dagrun said...

Love the colours and perspective. Good macro! (and you have som real interesting ones further down at your site as well)

Mamapippa said...

A very sweet frog, indeed !

Have a nice day !

ROSIDAH said...

Wonderful macro shot and words! Great capture of the frog's pose. Have a great week :)

margie said...

so didn't look like a frog at first glance. great shot.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Your photo made me smile. ;-)

Shammickite said...

Hello from Canada.... that's a very sweet little frog you have there!

mountain.mama said...

What an adorable frog!

Alexandria said...

Great photo! He's really cute. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my Macro Monday post!

Gallicissa said...

Hi Tabib,
That’s how I like it! Yes it is quite a noisy one.

Hi Java,
Yes, the vocal sac as it is there to amplify their sound to call out for and to impress them, and also to repel rival mates by showing an apparent increase in size and therefore being more formidable.

Hi Kim,
This one is quite tiny - 17.7-24.7mm from snout to vent in males and would not be able to take in a big dragonfly in my reckoning. Glad you liked my owl – it is an old one.

Hi Dagrun,
Thanks! It took a while to get the lighting right as this was shot at night.

Hi Mamapippa,
Glad we are in agreement!

Thanks Rosidah! Pleased you liked it.

Hi Margie,
It is not the usual frog pose, thanks!

Thanks! I am pleased to hear that.

Hello Shammickite,
Thanks! Glad you too think that it is sweet!

Thanks Mountain Mama!
Good to hear from you.

Hi Alexandria,
Thanks! I am glad to have brought out the cuteness of it!

Martha said...

Cool! Great shot!

Kevin said...

What a great looking frog! Thanks for sharing him.

lisaschaos said...

What a great frog! But I can only tell that because it's such a great photo! :)

Vickie said...

That's quite a shot.

Gallicissa said...

Thank you Martha!

Hi Kevin,
Thanks you!

Hi Lisa,
Good to hear such a positive comment from from the hostess!

Hi Vickie,
I had a delicate balancing act with this one with my torch, camera + lens + flash (with no tripod support) and I am very pleased with the results.

CarrieJ said...

amazing shot!!

Gallicissa said...

Thanks Carrie!
Pleased to hear from you.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Sweet? Maybe? I'll take your word for it.

I've been reading and watching the news reports from your country, and keeping you and your friends in my thoughts. Stay safe!

CameoRoze said...

Interesting depth of field!

Lovin' Macro Monday,
Cameo @-->-->---

Gallicissa said...

Hi Pat,
Long time no see.
Is that you or your cat speaking?
He looks as if he is about to pounce on my frog!

As you can see I am very well, thanks! Have a super weekend!
I know I will.

Hi Cameo,
Thanks! Good to hear from you.

oldcrow61 said...

Awww, it's a darling frog. Great shot.

Gallicissa said...

Hi OC,
Thanks! Glad you too think so!

fishing guy said...

Amila: Love the frog in full voice.

Sherrie said...

Awesome close-up!! Have a great day!!


storyteller said...

WOW ... looking at your photos I realize how much I have to learn. Love this croaking frog photo!
Hugs and blessings,

Gallicissa said...

Hi Tom,
Thanks! Yes it was quite noisy.

Hi Sherrie,
Thanks! Pleased you liked it. Great day to you two!

Hi storyteller,
Thanks! I am very much still learning the art of close up photography. I can say that I am very much enjoying it.

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