10.05.2021 Turtle Tuesday

Just as with the frogs, of which I managed to get a few new images on Sunday morning, turtles will be heading to mud city for the winter pretty soon. I only found this one however it was still a bit chilly and they usually surface later in the day when it is sunny and warmer. But I got a nice neck stretch and some good color.

Eastern Painted Turtle-Chrysemys picta (the bolete may no longer be named picta, but the turtle still is).  I think this is a female as the males usually have longer nails.

I look a bit more before closing down the frog and turtle hunt for the year.

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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14 Responses to 10.05.2021 Turtle Tuesday

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful capture, Steve, lovely clarity and reflection.

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  2. He is a great little Turtle poser.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    The clarity of the reflection’s really nice. It’s a great way to see a turtle’s undercarriage.

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    • I appreciated the stillness of the water in this part of the swamp. Fortunately I was outside of the turtle’s comfort zone so she neither dropped into the water nor hunkered down. The neck stretch really exposed the underside.

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  4. It’s good that you also caught the reflection (which I see other people have pointed out as well).

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  5. That is a great way to get the underside of the turtle. I take photos of the turtles in my yard to identify them by their markings and they don’t like being turned upside down.

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  6. A classic pose and lovely reflection–very nice!

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  7. Nice Turtle image Steve! Liked the head looking up!

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