07.23.2020 Turtle Thursday

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.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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22 Responses to 07.23.2020 Turtle Thursday

  1. krikitarts says:

    I love the apparent expressions on their faces: They always seem to be evaluating the world around them and finding it rather disappointing. Not all that far off the usual present-day norm.

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  2. It’s good you didn’t dodge your processing responsibilities.
    I hear more plunks than I see turtles.

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  3. melissabluefineart says:

    And lovely markings they are, too. I haven’t been seeing them this year, either.


  4. Rather dignified critter, I must say. I’m glad you stopped to get the photo. Handsome.

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  5. Very nice Steve! They are fun to photograph!


  6. Eliza Waters says:

    I think it is wonderful – not all backgrounds have to be perfect, ya know! I kind of like the waterlily as it is – a suggestion to explore. 🙂


  7. shoreacres says:

    What I especially like is that you captured those outstretched feet, ready to catch some extra, warming rays. As for those outstretched heads and necks, they always remind me of Jeeves.


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