18 Jun 12. As Jan was working with all the flora gathered on the back deck in preparation for her sun room being completed hopefully this week, she noticed a bright green thing attached to the inside of her Stag Horn Fern. A closer look revealed it to be our third official wild visitor - the first was a pair of small birds who mistakenly built their nest in the gutters, the second another small pair of birds who are raising their brood tucked under the rear deck, and now this beautiful bright green frog, likely Hyla cinerea, but I'm just guessing. Her first thought was how did it get up on the deck? I took several shots of the little critter who was perhaps 1.5 inches in size, and elected to share one for today's submission. I believe this is similar to the critters we raised at home this past year from little tadpoles I carefully collected from mud puddles last June. We started out with roughly 50 tadpoles, eventually had 9 very small adults, and that group somehow wound up being just two. All-in-all the cost of saving TWO frogs for release on the property, and whose existence is unknown, was about $50 / frog. I worked with the image for considerable time trying to decide if I would go with the full image, a cropped one, or a manipulated version. In the end the manipulation was my choice but I got out voted by she who must be obeyed. ISO 500; 1/500 sec @ f / 5.6.