I wish I had more opportunities to photograph turtles. I do have several images from over the years, but lately don’t see as many as I once did. As I was leaving Moosehorn Pond the other day, I noticed two painted turtles on a floating log. I pulled over and from a good distance made a few images of the one that had not dropped into the water when I got out of the car.
This is large crop, even with the 100-400 and extender, and would probably not make a good print. And that waterlily is disappointing. But I was happy to get a shot of my first turtle of the season. We’re on the shady side of the Eastern Painted Turtle-Chrysemys picta so a bit of dodging was required to see more of the markings.