In the shade of a cosmos petal

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Today, before summer slips away completely, I’m bringing you an image I’ve had for a while but hadn’t done anything with until this week. Another cute, flashy little tree frog, this one perched on a dahlia bud under a cosmos blossom. I liked the original image, but wanted to give it a little bit of a punch, so I gave it an art treatment, using one of my own hand-painted watercolor textures.

As usual, click on the image for a larger view.green tree frog perched on a dahlia bud

 

 

Can I fit in there? (2 images)

After having found the tree frog on the hydrangea in the image that appeared on my blog back in early July, I kept going back there and frequently found it somewhere on the plant. Here are two more in the same series, the first one of the frog climbing into the bract, and the second one after s/he had got settled. Amazing how small they are to fit into those little spaces!

Click on images for larger view. green tree frog climbing into purple hydrangea bractgreen tree frog sitting in purple hydrangea bract

 

Waiting for lunch

Time has been a little tight for processing my images this week, but I should have a little time to get to them later today. In the meantime I’ll leave you with this image that I captured back in Canada, a cute little tree frog that was hiding in among the cosmos blooms.

Tree frog on white cosmos petalClick on image for larger view.

Tiny frog on hydrangea

I could hear a tree frog croaking nearby, but try as I might, I just couldn’t see it. It seemed to be coming from the direction of the two large hydrangea bushes, so I kept going back to them to check. Finally there it was!

I liked the position of the frog on the hydrangea petals, but the image lacked a certain something so I decided to punch it up a bit (okay, a lot) and give it an artistic treatment.

green tree frog in hydrangea blossom, artistic treatmentClick on image for larger view.