This beauty is a living jewel. A tree frog among the reeds at Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge, Monroe, Louisiana.  Taken on Sigma SD1 with 70-300mm zoom at macro setting, equivalent to about 290mm on a 35mm camera. Developed from RAW in Sigma Photo Pro 5.5 then in Photo Plus 7 and boosted with Topaz Adjust. C.Paxton image and copyright,

This beauty is a living jewel. A golden toned Green tree frog among the reeds at Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge, Monroe, Louisiana. Taken on Sigma SD1 with 70-300mm zoom at macro setting, equivalent to about 290mm on a 35mm camera. This is a cropped shot supported by a tripod. The subject and some other frogs of slightly different tones of green were beside the Refuge’s excellent boardwalk. I developed the image from RAW in Sigma Photo Pro 5.5 then again as a jpeg in Photo Plus 7 and boosted it with Topaz Adjust. I accentuated the misty background by pulling down the fill-light slider. C.Paxton image and copyright.