08.19.2021 Thurtlesday…I’ve got my eye on you

I was just about to leave Moosehorn Pond last Saturday when I spotted this Eastern  Painted Turtle-Chrysemys picta picta enjoying some relaxing time on a log.  I spoiled it by stopping to photograph her and after a few exposures down she went. I both thanked and apologized as I got back in the car.

I’ve made a few images of turtles on this log and hoped for one more.  Wish granted. And, yup, I did make a new bullfrog image.

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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18 Responses to 08.19.2021 Thurtlesday…I’ve got my eye on you

  1. So you logged another one for Thurtlesday.

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  2. Jane Lurie says:

    Guess she got a little camera shy….great shot, Steve. 🙂

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  3. This morning while out on my bike ride I passed a desert tortoise crossing the highway. I hit the brakes and was heading back to move him (her) off the roadway, when an auto going in the opposite direction came to a screeching halt, did a U-turn and pulled up behind the tortoise, jumped out and took care of getting it to safety. First time I’ve ever had to fight someone for the opportunity to help wildlife!
    Nice pic.

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    • Thanks, Bob.
      I wish I experienced that fight. I had a similar but sadly different encounter on the way to work one morning. As I started to oull over to help a large painted cross the road the a-hole behind me ran it over. I use the euphemism because he swerved to do it. I slowed down in front of him, 20mph in a 50 zone, and when he passed showed my opinion.

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  4. I do that often, Steve–thank and apologize an animal at the same time. I aim for greater stealth, but am not there yet. 😊


  5. Eliza Waters says:

    He looks rather grumpy for having his solitude disrupted! 😀

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  6. shoreacres says:

    I don’t know. There’s a slight suggestion that it’s rolling its eyes, as if to say, “I ask you — is a little peace and quiet too much to ask?”

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