Green Tree Frogs, Hyla cinerea.
Nelson Farms Preserve, KPC, NABA Butterfly Count, 4 September 2006.
Biosparite writes; For the sake of completeness, here is the entire frog photo from an earlier image. The male is supposed to be smaller than the females. Color is variable, but the paler specimen may be a female.
I am receiving so many gorgeous pictures from you, dear readers, that I am overwhelmed by the beauty of the images and the creatures and places in them. If you have a high-resolution digitized nature image (I prefer JPG format) that you'd like to share with your fellow readers, feel free to email it to me, along with information about the image and how you'd like it to be credited.
That's really a beautiful image.
My Evolution & Systematics professor told us an interesting story about this species' name. 'Cinerea' means grey, because apparently whoever described the species used a preserved specimen as the type, and it was not "aging gracefully" and its skin had faded. I don't know if this is an 'urban legend' within taxonomy or not, but it was interesting, thought I'd share it!