Read the Label

© Tess L. Yee

Read the Label

Uploaded: October 07, 2009


Hey, I'm Fred the Frog, and this is my story.

I lost traction the other day. It rained so hard, I slid right off my leaf. Gertie and Berta saw it happen. You KNOW they'll never let me live that one down.

So I got up the next day and hopped over to Michael's in search of a glue upgrade for my feet. The sales lady tried to sell me Gorilla Glue. I guess she needed glasses, 'cause I sure as shootin' ain't no gorilla.

Anyway, they had this stuff called SuperGlue. Now YOU tell ME, what tree frog wouldn't want that stuff on his feet.

I should have read the label first. One drop holds a ton. Permanent adhesive. I've been stuck under this leaf for three days. Do you know how many bugs take a rest UNDER a leaf.

My point exactly.

Take a lesson from me, Fred the Frog. Read the label first!

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 10/2000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 500, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Tiia Vissak October 07, 2009

a cool portrait! #1189121

Kennen White October 07, 2009

Great image, Tess! #8015524

Paul E. Earl October 07, 2009

What a cutie. Great image!! #8015546

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 07, 2009

Great story and excellent capture, Tess. Love it!! #8015557

Mary L. Graham October 07, 2009

excellent capture and story Tess!! =) #8015583

Maria A. Gonzalez October 07, 2009

What a great story,Tess...I have to introduce you Freddie my red eye tree frog..Maybe Fred and Freddie will have a great time together..
Great capture and portrait with nice color and composition. #8015592

Gord MacEachern October 07, 2009

LOL... love the story Tess.
The image is wonderful, love the detail, colors, and pov!! #8015656

Michelle Alton October 07, 2009

Tell THAT to my husband! Are you a writer of Childrens' books, Tess? If not...why not give it a try! Beautiful anti-gravity image. #8015672

Hayden Cannon October 07, 2009

LOL Tess love the story made me laugh. Great colors, lighting, comp and details in this fantastic capture! #8015688

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 07, 2009

Fred is hanging in there nicely:)!! Excellent capure and story Tess! Jeff #8015695

Barbara Mason October 07, 2009

Wow Tess such a wonderfully vibrant green Freddy the Frog - a delightful tale - I can go to bed smiling again - many thanks Barbara #8015752

Amy M. Wilson October 07, 2009

Wonderful capture, colors and details, Tess! #8015762

Joy Rector October 07, 2009

love this shot #8015777

Julie Burnett October 07, 2009

What a wonderful imagination you have, Tess! Terrific details, colors, and of course that story! #8015781

Alan L. Borror October 07, 2009

Great image and story, Tess! What a fun little story and illustration! I agree with Michelle! #8015813

Lynn M. Whitt October 07, 2009

Great capture and story Tess... #8015877

Jessica Jenney October 07, 2009

Terrific capture and description to with it, Tess! LOL! #8015917

Michele Wetzel October 07, 2009


Awesome capture! Loved reading your story!

Shelly #8015919

Jeana Clark October 07, 2009

LOL Tess!!!
What a fun story!!!
Certainly has brought a smile to
my face this morning!!!
Excellent capture that has wonderful
color and details!!!
Super Work!!!!!


Still Laughing!!! ;o) #8015921

Monnie Ryan October 07, 2009

What a hoot! Love the story, fantastic job on the tree frog (even if he was a totally captive audience...) :-D #8015972

Martha R. Mazon level-classic October 07, 2009

Beautiful shot and a great story, Tess! :) #8016081

Jodi Zimmer October 07, 2009

Love it!!! Great always!! #8016226

Sam Britt October 07, 2009

Terrific capture, Tess. Fun story. I agree with Michelle, too! #8016347

Melissa G. Meiselman October 07, 2009

Funny story and great shot taken with sharp detail, vivid color, wonderful vertical composition and terrific light, Tess!!! #8016361

David Phalen October 07, 2009

Excellent POV, colors, textures and clarity!! #8016430

Margaret R. Barry October 07, 2009

Fantastic composition, colors, details and clarity, Tess! #8016497

Tess L. Yee October 07, 2009

Holy hoppin' tree frogs...thanks! Genuine thanks to every one of you for those super comments!

Glad you liked the story, too. :)

Photography is my visual outlet, and writing is my verbal. #8016652

Julianne Bradford October 07, 2009

This fabulous shot stands on it's own Tess..but the story makes it even more wonderful! #8016695

Hal Bambrick October 07, 2009

Very COOL Capture and I Love the Story!!!!. We need Hero`s like this!. hal #8016706

Ray Clarke October 07, 2009

Great capture and story Tess.!!!(R) #8016707

Renata Gusciora October 07, 2009

Incredible capture with awesome details and green,Tess! #8016770

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe October 07, 2009

LOL, Tess!!! Perfect cover image for your story book!! It's on top of the best seller list and should stay there for some time... ;>))) #8016786

Carol L. Fowler October 07, 2009

Love the shot- and the story is amusing too! #8017126

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna October 07, 2009

Awesome shot of Fred the Frog and his story is a sad one but I'm sure every word is true!!! LOL :-) k #8017253

Eugenio Diaz October 07, 2009

This is absolutely incredible. I!
Love and the story is Fantastic...thank you for sharing...LOL!!!
Well done, Tess! #8017738

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 07, 2009

a huge wow... superb! #8017879

Summer A. Kozisek October 07, 2009

What a wonderful find Tess, and beautifully captured!! #8017952

Barbara Waldoch October 08, 2009

LOL Beautiful shot of this little frog, Tess! #8018004

Ujjwal Mukherjee October 08, 2009

Outstanding shot and what a story to go with it ! Superb, Tess!! #8018080

Brett Dolsen October 08, 2009

Great colours,composition and storytelling Tess!!Brett #8018094

Phil Stith October 08, 2009

Terrific image and cute story, Tess. #8018240

Tess L. Yee October 08, 2009

Thanks to everyone for the really fabulous comments, and as I mentioned on today's upload, thanks for indulging my writing passion, too!!

(and yes, Kitty...every word of it, true!) ;) #8018980

Graham Robards October 08, 2009

Oh what an amazing story LOL! Okay I do believe you and I adore this image.

I love the story line! Cute Capture Tess! ~Pat #8019123

Ray Clarke October 08, 2009

Great colour, composition and details Tess.!!!(R) #8019234

Ellen Hodges October 08, 2009

Awesome find and capture, Tess! Cute story, too!! Wonderful details! #8019536

Tess L. Yee October 08, 2009

Thanks for those terrific comments Pat, Ray, Sabrina, and Ellen! #8019589

Jyri Vissak October 09, 2009

Great composition and clarity! #8021148

Tess L. Yee October 09, 2009

Thanks for the really nice comment, Juri! #8021830

ROLAN NARMAN October 09, 2009

This is a fantastic capture Tess! I like your story too! #8022543

Tess L. Yee October 09, 2009

Thanks for the great comment, Rolan! #8022741

Mark Dodge October 10, 2009

Gorgeous lighting and wonderful framing. Very amusing story, Tess. #8024537

Mitch Spence level-classic October 10, 2009

Beautiful little critter and a smile for my day to go with it. Thanks, Tess! #8024614

Tess L. Yee October 10, 2009

Thanks for the terrific comments, Mark & Mitch! #8025040

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