This barking tree frog inside a green canna plant continues to be a perennial favorite within the micro stock design community...and I've alway marvelled at where this image helped lead me over the last two years.
During the summer of 2005, I took this shot in our garden when I was attempting to capture the swirls in the canna leaves. I was really surprised to see the frog residing inside the plant and snapped several shots with my point and shoot camera - a Canon S500.
Thus, one of my most well known shots was based on pure luck.
This is a new crop of the file that I originally uploaded to Flickr almost two years ago. One of the designers who liked it asked me to crop it differently to bring the frog more to the forefront of the image, and this was my favorite of the cropped versions.
I like to call this frog the good luck charm within my portfolio.... because without the positive feedback of the Flickr community so many months ago on a version of this image, I doubt if I ever would have thought I could actually sell my photos...
Thank you for your continued visits to my photostream. Your kind and generous comments and suggestions have helped take me in directions that I never imagined, and I continue to be so VERY grateful to this magical community.
By the way - I've had several unauthorized usages of my images and I've now had to resort to the following script on the bottom of each of my images:
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written consent of
Jeff R. Clow