Red-Eyed Tree Frog in Heliconia Flower

Red-Eyed Tree Frog, Tortuguero National Park, Costa RicaI like this side view of a red-eyed tree frog because it displays all the nice blue areas that can be found on the legs, sides, upper arms, and around the eyeballs. The frog was just beginning his night of croaking with a quick rest stop inside a heliconia flower, Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica.
Nikon D200 with Nikkor 70-200mm lens (at 75mm with Canon 500D close up filter/lens attached) ISO 200, f/20 at 1/60th of a second, Nikon SB-800 flash units

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  1. Sue November 13, 2017 at 11:09 pm #

    What a gorgeous specimen!

    • Sean Crane November 14, 2017 at 11:55 am #

      In my opinion, one of nature’s masterpieces. Right up their with the keel billed toucan.

  2. Andi November 14, 2017 at 12:06 am #

    Matches it’s surroundings beautifully!

  3. Peter Butterfield November 14, 2017 at 7:11 am #

    —– No longer a leaf
    —– Green for the day
    —– Party colors to see down
    —– Tortuguero way .

  4. Mary Brenner November 14, 2017 at 7:46 am #

    Delightful! I hadn’t seen the colors offered in the side view before. It is awesome.

  5. Susan. Rubeo November 14, 2017 at 12:30 pm #

    Really is a colorful guy such a mix on one little jumper,not like some of our Florida frogs colorless!

    Aunt Sue

  6. Donna Zentek November 14, 2017 at 2:16 pm #

    Amazing display of colors!

  7. michael huber November 15, 2017 at 1:27 pm #

    great pic. ) hopely by the weekend -my new phone wil be up and running, so I will be able take new pic. ect. )