Knob-handed Shrub Frog (Raorchestes tuberohumerus) | Hosanagara, Shimoga district, Karnataka
Although the call of this frog is almost always heard plentifully throughout its range, it takes quite some patience to spot one due to this species' very shy nature. They tend to stop calling when approached or if they detect torchlight in their vicinity, after which they become even harder to locate, and the problem is compounded by the tiny size of the adult males.
I spent some 15-20 minutes waiting around this individual while it got accustomed to my torchlight, after which it seemed to get used to my presence and continued calling and let me click from several angles. The ground was a steep slope, and to my surprise, this unusually bold specimen didn't shy away even when I slipped and crashed right into its shrub.
Canon 500D, Canon 100mm Macro USM
Cropped to remove a hint of the hind foot. This was deliberately composed with the frog partly hidden behind the leaf. I have other full-body images which I shall post later.
Thanks, C&C welcome.
Audio here: http://www.indiawilds.com/forums/sho...0896#post70896