It’s kara-croake! Cute snaps show frog posed as if it’s taking to the stage

A photographer has captured cute pictures of a tiny frog which appears to be suffering from a touch of stage fright as it clutches a flower stalk like it’s a microphone.

Barbora Polivkova, 40, snapped the tiny creature, which measures between five and eight centimetres, while it was stood on a lily leaf acting as a tiny stage.

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The red-eyed tree frog, which is native to South America, is owned by a friend of Barbora’s who helped her to set up the shots two weeks ago in her hometown of Plzen, Czech Republic.

The striking amphibian has bright red eyes with a green body and orange hands and feet.

Mum-of-one Barbora said: “I took these at my friend’s house, he has them as pets.

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“We did these shots outside in a meadow with my friend placing the frog on the flower.

“It’s quite new for me to take pictures of an arranged scene.

“I was really keen to get a shot of the frog on the flower as I think the colours work really well.

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“My favourite image is where she’s holding on to the stalk.

“I love the blue colour in the background and the way she’s holding it – it looks like she’s playing a tiny instrument like a violin or is about to sing.

“I think it’s quite nice and cute.”

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Other images taken by Barbora show the frog grasping on with both feet and holding out one hand.

Barbora said: “The frog was a perfect model. If you put her on something she will hold onto it. It was quite easy to get the shots. She’s very photogenic.

“I deliberately chose a white flower because I wanted the main focus to be the frog.

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“She’s only about five to eight centimetres.

“The images have had a lovely reaction from friends. I’ve had a lot of messages from people.”

Industry manager Barbora said she took up photography about five years ago having had a passion for it when she was younger.

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Barbora said: “I love taking pictures of flowers, droplets, grass, insects and small animals. I took pictures when I was younger then took it up again about five years ago.

“Micro-photography is what I’m interested in. I’m in love with the detail of it.”