Park Pal

© Tess L. Yee

Park Pal

Uploaded: October 10, 2009


Meet Blue Dasher, my pal from yesterday's park escape.

He hung out with me for at least half an hour, even though I kept encouraging him to move around, hoping he would land on something that wasn't caught in the late-afternoon glare.

After hovering over my arms a few times, he landed on my built-in flash and sat there, staring up at me.

It didn't help with the picture-taking, though!

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 10/1600 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Colette M. Metcalf October 10, 2009

Excellent!!! #1190380

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 10, 2009

Great story and wonderful close-up, Tess. Fantastic details. #8024005

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe October 10, 2009

Great job!! #8024039

Linda M. Walker October 10, 2009

Wonderful details! #8024050

Henry Miller October 10, 2009

Great capture and details!! #8024056

Howard B. Cheek October 10, 2009

Wish my dragons were this friendly :)
I like the POV & framing, nice detail.
Well done Tess. #8024086

Troy Gallagher October 10, 2009

Fantastic macro Tess. Thanks for sharing the great story also.

Troy #8024140

Carol Eade level-addict October 10, 2009

Cute little dragon, and enjoyed the story along with it! #8024180

Melissa G. Meiselman October 10, 2009

What a cooperative model, Tess!! Terrific shot taken with sharp detail, vivid color and great composition!! #8024269

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic October 10, 2009

Wonderful details and comp on this close up. Great shot. #8024303

Michelle Alton October 10, 2009

What a wonderful bg for this dragon capture. Usually they are balancing on a twig or something far less beautiful than these lovely limey leaves! #8024382

Robert R. Goodman October 10, 2009

Hi Tess,Awesome macro.Beautiful color and lighting!!!! #8024391

Eugenio Diaz October 10, 2009

Lovely macro, great details, wll presented and beautiful colors!
WTG! #8024483

Mark Dodge October 10, 2009

Nice macro, Tess! You have far more patience than I. It definitely paid off. #8024543

Kelly S. Cavanaugh October 10, 2009

Gorgeous macro, Tess! #8024780

Gina Cormier October 10, 2009

Awesome little guy!!! Fabulous colors!!! #8025005

Tess L. Yee October 10, 2009

Thanks to ALL of you for those really terrific comments!

I was hoping to shoot a few more today, but after wearing long pants, thick socks, three shirts, and a can of bug spray...I still couldn't fend off the mosquitoes long enough to get many images.

Oh, and Howard? Keep leaving nice comments, and I'll ask one of my dragons to fly south to Texas! #8025027

Tiia Vissak October 10, 2009

a cool find! #8025080

Rony Sagy October 10, 2009

This is amazing Tess. #8025199

Monnie Ryan October 10, 2009

Wow -- I've never seen one that likes people, Tess! Great job capturing this one! #8025262

Karen Engelbreth October 10, 2009

Wonderful macro, Tess... #8025424

Mike Clime October 10, 2009

Terrific macro! #8025525

ROLAN NARMAN October 10, 2009

Fantastic close-up Tess! #8025970

Ujjwal Mukherjee October 10, 2009

Your macro work is remarkable,Tess! this one is no exception! Wonderful image!! #8026047

Lynne Morris October 10, 2009

Wow this is a fantastic macro Tess, outstanding clarity and details. #8026063

Mukesh Srivastava October 11, 2009

Great macro,Tess!!!!! #8026519

Graham Robards October 11, 2009

What a way to meet LOL. Well done. ~ op #8026933

Tess L. Yee October 12, 2009

Thanks for all of those really wonderful comments! They're all appreciated!! #8029576

Marty Straub October 12, 2009

That's a funny story, Tess. Glad to see you finally managed a better photo of this jittery critter. #8030454

Tess L. Yee October 12, 2009

Thanks for the great comment, Marty! #8030880

Lynn M. Whitt October 13, 2009

beautiful capture and story.... #8032996

Tess L. Yee October 13, 2009

Thanks for that really nice comment, Lynn! #8033711

Summer A. Kozisek October 21, 2009

Wow, this is absolutely fantastic Tess. Great macro!! #8057326

Tess L. Yee October 22, 2009

Thanks for that super comment, Summer! #8058988

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