Fritz the Frog

© Tess L. Yee

Fritz the Frog

Uploaded: October 17, 2009


Hello. I’m Fritz the Frog, pleased to meet you. By now, I suspect you’ve met my cousin, Frederick. You know, Fred the Frog, of SuperGlue fame. He’s not the brightest frog in the forest, though perhaps you’ve already noticed that fact. We grew up together, Fred and I. My parents died when I was a wee frog. No, it’s ok. I’ve learned to cope with the loss.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 10/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Tess L. Yee October 17, 2009

Anyway, my mom’s sister took me in, and she and my uncle raised me. As young lads, Fred and I were inseparable, as tight as two frogs in a leaf. That started to change when my teachers discovered that I was color blind. Aunt Frances figured it was because my mom traveled right up until I was born. Frances never held her sister in very high regard, finding her travels to be ‘foolish’ and ‘whimsical.’ Frankly, I suspected she was just jealous, having spent her entire life on the same bush she was born on.

So where was I? Oh yes, Aunt Frances. She never liked me much, and liked me even less when she learned of my condition. She simply couldn’t understand how any self-respecting frog could find himself in such a state, as though I had invited this particular malady.

Now I have this uneasy feeling that Aunt Frances duped me. It all started when she came to me one day, and handed me the keys to my own apartment. An apartment? She had never given me so much as a birthday card, and here I was, holding keys to my own place. In the city, even…as though she understood how small my world seemed, trapped as I was on that little bush in the country.

So here I am, in my spacious penthouse pad in the city. With this great environment, I should be blending right in. Somehow, though, I feel as though I stick out like a black rabbit in a white snow bank. #1193236

Michelle Alton October 17, 2009 have a "Wind in the Willows" sort of story telling style. Apart from that, I'm convinced that you are the reincarnation of a frustrated tree frog.
Great series! #8044695

Gord MacEachern October 17, 2009

Fantastic image and wonderful story Tess,I am sure we will see Fritz again.
Hope you got a signed model release from him. #8044705

Kathy Cline October 17, 2009

Good Morning Tess, I want a Fritz the Frog as he is darling and you are a truly talented photographer.
Thank you for sharing and have a blessed day. #8044714

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 17, 2009

Wonderful capture of this little fella, Tess. Fantastic story and image. #8044746

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe October 17, 2009

Too cute! I love your narrative! You should be a writer, if you're not already! #8044785

Tess L. Yee October 17, 2009

Thank you Michelle, Gord, Kathy, Tammy, and Carolyn for those really great comments!

When the squirrels wouldn't cooperate, I headed over to shoot a hibiscus or two. Saw this bright spot of green on one, and discovered this guy! Of course, it was nearly dusk, and he was sitting on the bloom furthest from I had to wedge myself into the bush!

(and no, I'm not a writer...unless you count here at BP!) #8044891

Colette M. Metcalf October 17, 2009

Love it!!!! #8044922

Henry Miller October 17, 2009

Great Image and a wonderful story,Tess!! #8044956

Deb Koskovich October 17, 2009

Tess, you are amazing! #8044973

Anita Hogue October 17, 2009

A lovely fun image to go with a lovely fun story! #8044999

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 17, 2009

Wonderful colors and description, Tess!

UB. #8045079

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 17, 2009

Terrific contrasting colors, beautiful maco Tess. #8045113

Monnie Ryan October 17, 2009

Terrific image, great story, Tess! #8045137

Amy M. Wilson October 17, 2009

Wonderful contrasting colors and clarity, Tess! #8045188

Tiia Vissak October 17, 2009

a cool capture! #8045197

Anne M. Young level-addict October 17, 2009

This is superb - love the strong colours! #8045225

Lynn M. Whitt October 17, 2009

Wow great colors, details, and light... #8045241

Melissa G. Meiselman October 17, 2009

Fantastic image and fantastic story, Tess!! #8045285

Rony Sagy October 17, 2009

Beautiful story Tess, exceptional image, colors and composition. This is fun. #8045408

Tess L. Yee October 17, 2009

Thank you all SO much for these really wonderful comments! I'm really pleased that my 'stories' are going nicely with the images! #8045433

Jyri Vissak October 17, 2009

Very creative! Great job. #8045446

Lynne Morris October 17, 2009

Wow what an awesome capture Tess, incredible colours and details. #8045475

Jeana Clark October 17, 2009

What a fantastic story!!! LOVE IT!!
This is a fabulous capture Tess...
Wonderful color and excellent details!!
Very Well Done!!!

~J~ #8045540

Marilyn Cornwell October 17, 2009

It's wonderful - all of it! I'm ready for the next installment ...pleeeease #8045917

ROLAN NARMAN October 17, 2009

Terrific capture and lovely story Tess! #8046062

Eugenio Diaz October 17, 2009

Well done, wonderful image and lovely story!
Fabulous work, Tess! #8046114

Monica Mermoz level-classic October 17, 2009

Hi Tess:
Your squirrel shots are very cute and well captured, but from this weekly uploads my favourite is "Fritz the frog". The colors are very appealing, and the detail is perfect. Nice story too!! #8046176

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic October 17, 2009

Fantastic capture, Tess. He is adorable. Love the green on the red. Loved the story. #8046284

Christine Lobsinger level-classic October 17, 2009

Hi Tess... I'm smiling ear to ear, love your little story and great capture of Mr. Fritz... especially green on red- great colour combo!!

SMilinG #8046433

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 17, 2009

winner in my book! #8046538

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer October 17, 2009

WOW! The colors are so beautiful and the details fantastic, Tess. Loved the story :0) Your little stories should be published!!! They're wonderful. #8046574

Cindy Bendush level-classic October 18, 2009

Cute story to go with this fantastic catch! Great use of complimentary color! #8046709

Karen Engelbreth October 18, 2009

Wonderful capture and story, Tess... #8046731

Carol L. Fowler October 18, 2009

Cute capture #8047142

Renata Gusciora October 18, 2009

What a cute find,Tess!:-)Fantastic capture and great colors! #8047456

Carol Sawyer October 18, 2009

Very cute capture, fantastic colors and details, Tess!! #8047538

Summer A. Kozisek October 18, 2009

I absolutely love this image Tess, gorgeous details and colors, and super cute subject!! #8047640

Melissa Olsen October 18, 2009

Wow, wow and wow.
I see an easy win here! #8047966

Teresa Burnett level-classic October 18, 2009

I agree with Melissa....WINNER!!! Fantastic capture, Tess!! And I love the story. #8048172

Julianne Bradford October 18, 2009

Terrific macro to add to a great saga. Nice work Tess! #8048262

Lauren P. Krajenta October 18, 2009

Okay I can't say much more than what everyone else has said. I love the green frog on the red flower..perfect clarity and details! #8048677

Barbara Waldoch October 18, 2009

Wonderful shot and colours, Tess! Great story, too :-) #8048794

Tess L. Yee October 19, 2009

Thank you EVERYONE for all of these fabulous comments!

I wish the shooting conditions had been more favorable so I could have come home with something sharper, but those colors just begged to be posted no matter what!

(Glad the story was amusing, too!) #8049207

Marty Straub October 19, 2009

Extraordinary photo of contrating colors, Tess. Oblivious Fritz has a beautiful pad, and he's surely better off without that awful Aunt Frances. #8050438

Tess L. Yee October 19, 2009

Thanks for that super cool comment, Marty! #8050576

Dianna Murphy October 20, 2009

Wow those colors... awesome. #8053361

Tess L. Yee October 20, 2009

Thanks for the great comment, Dianna! #8053682

Hal Bambrick October 20, 2009

Gorgeous Capture and a Great story!!!!!!!!. THANKS!!!!. #8053953

Tess L. Yee October 21, 2009

No, thank YOU, Hal...for leaving such a nice comment! #8056201

Nancy J. Locke October 23, 2009

Hello, Fritz! I keep thinking this is a Valentine card and you are about to ask me to "BE MINE!" :D

Beautiful capture, Tess!!! Vibrant and awesome.

Great story too!!!

Cheers! Nancy J Locke #8065529

Tess L. Yee October 25, 2009

Hahaha! Thank you for that great comment, Nancy! #8071304

Anita Bower October 27, 2009

Faabulous complementary colors!!!! #8078152

Tess L. Yee October 27, 2009

Thank you for stopping by with such a nice comment, Anita! #8078987

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