Posts tagged “Southern Brown Tree Frog

Tiny Frogs Return

Such a long time since I posted anything, but a good way to begin again is with a favourite subject – some images of Litoria ewingii, Southern Brown Tree Frogs, sitting on Hydrangea leaves just outside my back door in the rain.

These are tiny creatures, less than 2 cms in length, and young ones hatched this season.  The fly just happened to be sitting there………


Little Froggies…….Littoria ewingii

There are several species of small frog that live around the garden and by my lake.  At night the calls are deafening, and I often find them in the grass or garden when working outside.  These however, live in the Hydrangeas which are just outside my back door.  They pretty much vanish through the winter, but at this time of year there are many young ones to be found amongst the leaves.  They are Littoria ewingii or Southern Brown Tree Frogs and the adults only reach about 45mm in size.  These ones are tiny, about the size of a finger nail, and to give you an idea,  one in the photos below, is sitting on the underside of my little finger.  As usual, click on an individual photo to enlarge it.

Litoria ewigii – Southern Brown Tree Frogs

More photos of the tiny frogs…….it was a warm and damp day, they were visible in good light, and a little more active than usual, so some were caught mid jump.

All taken with the Macro 100mm f2.8.

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Frog Utopia

This was a comment from my daughter when she saw some of these shots.

Along the veranda at the back of my home there is a row of Hydrangea macrophylla shrubs in which live dozens of Southern Brown Tree Frogs, or Litoria ewingii.  These little creatures are very common in this area, sometimes seen in the garden, occasionally appearing on a glass door when it has been raining, but usually just heard calling at night as they hide by day.  During the recent heavy rain and eternally damp weather they have appeared on the hydrangeas in the late afternoon, and sit, hoping to catch insects until mid morning the following day.

The ones in these photos were all very small, probably about 2 cms in size, and very quick to jump if the camera got too close.  Taken at night, lighting was difficult and some shots have been enhanced a little with Photoshop Elements.

Macro lens f5.6 1/60

Canon Macro f5 1/60

This one seemed to have different markings and colours than the rest – obviously very green, and its back stripe seemed more red than brown.

Macro lens f5.6 1/60

Canon Macro lens f5.6 1/60

Canon Macro f.5.6 1/60

See the small green fly sitting on this one’s head above?

Canon Macro f5.6 1/60