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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:41 pm 
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Haven't seen many turtle shots around CL's.
They may be hailed as being "slow" but I'll say they are awful hard to sneak up on.

These are Painted Turtles.

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I should have added Tortoise (sp) in the thread title as well :roll:

If it's got a shell, tail and feet...post em up :D

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More Painted turtles from today,seeing plenty of them around so far this year.

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love the first one kpr... not many around here.. used to see plenty in NW ontario.

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We've got a fair number of them, but I don't photograph them too often. Have gotten a few though:

Here's a red-eared slider, I believe:
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Here's a very popular log:
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Did you know they can climb this high?:
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Danger! Danger!:
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Then there's this turtle, who seems to have taken a dare from his friends to see how close he can get to a sleeping alligator:
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What happens when they get too close:
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Oops yup these guys are difficult to get close to.
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 1:10 am 
Turtles require a high shutter speed to capture the action.


You don't want them to be all blurry.


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I see it everyday.
It lives with me indeed.
It's called "wife".
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Not quite a turtle, but close...

Trying to focus a gripped D90 with a 24-70mm on the eye with one hand while tickling a giant tortoise to make it go on tiptoe with the other, without getting run over, ain't easy...!

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zackiedawg wrote:
What happens when they get too close


... no always :roll:

these are friends :lol:
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Pablo...I just think that particular turtle was smart enough to last long enough to be too big to tackle... :lol:

Great shots guys,glad to see some posts showing up.

Dubaiphil...see second post? I messed up on the thread title.
Tortoises are cool too :)

Our Snapping Turtles should be around soon chasing Ducklings and looking for spots to lay eggs.
Hopefully I'll spot a few.

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A couple more turtles, from yesterday. Here's a slider floating just under the clear water surface with his head up for a breath:

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And here's a momma turtle with a baby turtle:

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I don't know what kind of turtle this is.

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There was a snapping turtle on the other end of the log, but he wasn't being photogenic.

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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 11:11 pm 
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Great shots guys.

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