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Red-eyed Tree Frog

Red-eyed Tree Frog
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-11
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My trip to Belize and Costa Rica [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-23 2:10
Viewed: 33640
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A beautiful Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) from the rainforest of La Selva Verde. This species is found from southern Mexico through Central America to northern South America. They live in rainforest and are 75mm in length.

Hope you like it and thanks for looking.

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Hello Chris,

Very nice picture of this frog. Great composition and POV. Very good sharpness and great detail. Wonderful colours.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-01-23 2:19]

Hello Chris,
very beautiful picture with very good POV and composition.
Lovely light and nice colours.TFS

Hi Chris,
Many thanks for the feedback, I think this is the first time I've seen your work, amazing gallery congratulations, I look forward to having a good look in the coming days, Love this shot of the Red-eyed Tree Frog, lives up to its name, suburb detail, and excellent lighting, well framed and composed, all the best Cheers Rick :)

Hi Chris,
Yesterday night I watch a Primetime program on Discovery in which this little fellow with red eyes was shown. This guy can leap a considerable distance from stem to stem using his webbed feet. His enemies are shocked by his red eyes which give him extra second or two to escape.
This is very well captured shot . Body colors are amazing so the distinctive eyes. Flash has done wonders throwing the BG in dark.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-23 3:27]

Hello Chris,
I captured this little Tree Frog in an artifical rainforest exhibition recently. It's the first time I've seen it live and it was so lovely! Your capture is gorgeous with great focus on the eye and the colours are beautiful. I like the pattern on its side showing too. Excellent background and composition.
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-23 3:33]

Hi Chris,

A very nice capture of this colorfull frog,well usedfillflash and great sharpness,something what is not always that easy to achieve in darkness,tfs


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-23 3:34]

Hola amigo,
precioso trabajo,
colores y excelente compo,
buen pov...
saludos Chris

Hi Chris

What a colourful frog - excellent DOF and composition. A classic pose of tree frogs!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-23 3:43]

Hello Chris,
How marvellous to be able to photograph this well-known tree frog in the wild! Great POV showing the red eye as well as the blue flank, good sharpness and excllent use of flash without glare to create a fine contrasting BG.
Thanks for sharing this beauty, Ivan

Hi Chris,
What a beauty! Colors are stunning with great dark background, details and strong colors! Composition is wonderful! Well seen!

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2008-01-23 4:10]

Hello Chris,
beautiful frog, you can say that again. Well captured with nice and sharp details.
Some fantastic red eyes!
Regards, Jacob

Hi Chris
Stunning shot stunning eyes
Wonderful detail and color
Nice light and composition
tfs jon

Hi Chris,
A pretty impressive image!
I've always told that camera makes wonders! :-)
The imgae quality is so good, with so sharp details and vibrant colours.
Great lighting and composition!
My compliments and thanks for share it.
Best regards,

Hi Chris
Cracking one! This little colorful froggy is really good looking guy :)
Nice details and colours too.

Very good capture. Detail and color are spot on! Bravo! Cheers, Klaus

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-23 6:26]

Hi Chris,
Super frog superb image what an exceptional capture displaying the amazing colors, thank you Chris.

Hi Chris,
Nice shot of the Tree Frog. Good focus detail, POV and color. Flash worked well. Nicely composed. TFS

Hi, Chris,
beautiful picture. Very nice colors and good composition, with good sharpness. your POV is nice

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-01-23 10:26]

Hi Chris,
Beautiful shot!
Very colorsful and sharp!
Good job!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-01-23 10:42]

Hello Chris,
The light of the flash made this frog alive. What an excellent colours. Great composition and sharp details. Very good POV and DOF.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-01-24 2:03]
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Hi Chris

Nice to see you again my friend and especially nice looking at these splendid new photos of yours.
I actually had no idea you made such a nice trip this holiday, but just look at the beauties you've brought back...stunning!

I simply LOVE all these tropical tree frogs! They are colorful, cute and always splendid subjects for shooting...this is a perfect example why.
Great capture of this Red-eyed Tree Frog, presented here from a nice side POV (excellent for those stripes on the side) with great details and good flash management.

Bravo and TFS

Hallo Chris
A stunner as usual, and if this is how the frog looked that used to be a prince, I would not mind giving it a kiss or two. I could not help to fall in love and adore this colourful frog. The red eyes are just gorgeous. This is an excellent close up filled with a variety of features and details. A very special and vibrant photo, and as usual it was most enjoyable to look at. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-01-24 4:37]

Hi Chris,
What a beauty! The eye looks amazing, and the colors are great. Good POV, details and composition. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Chris,
A very nice capture of this colorfull frog.
Here in Brazil, it is a Perereca.

Brilliant fill flash capture of this very colourful frog from South America, Chris.
Immaculate sharpness, rich colours and diagonal composition are the best features of this image.
TFS and regards.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-01-27 14:36]

Hi Chris,
Impressive frog captured with excellent details and perfect lighting.
TFS, Josť M.

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-01-28 1:34]

Hello Chris,
very colorful and interesting image of this Tree Frog.

POV,DOF and dark BG are very good. I like the eye.



Always a great capture, well done Chris!!!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2008-01-29 22:50]
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Hello dear Chris,
What a good team this S3 + Chris ! Your tree frog is so lovely, nice shape and superb colors. Great contrast vivid green on dark BG. Good DOF and sharpness.
Bravo my friend and thanks for sharing,
Note : Friday I will go for 3 days at Venice in Italia for its very famous carnival. It is not Nature but it is also beautiful for eyes :-) My Fujifilm S6500 is impatient ;-)

Hello Chris,

Is the frog small or the leaf huge???

Wow! You got an impressing image of a very colorful frog... Excellent use of the flash letting the bg dark...

Can we see the difference between male and female?

Well done and TFS!


Great shot. Beautiful colours. Also the fact that you have captured so many beautiful pictures without the aid of DSLR is amazing. Great work. Thanks for sharing.

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