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  • #1020
    sleeping
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    I was out chasing bugs at one of my semi-regular haunts, and I saw a lump a ways off up the path I was on. At first, I figured it was a rock, but something didn’t seem quite right about it, so I abandoned the critter I had been chasing and went to take a look. Turns out it was a turtle.

    I’m not sure what it was doing in the path, they usually hang out on branches and rocks in the water and dive off at the first sign of a person approaching. This one decided to play dead though, and I was able to get right up to it. Unfortunately I had abandoned my camera bag about 50 yards away when I started bug chasing, and I only had part of a roll left (and I used up a fair bit of that from further off in case it took off before I was able to get closer).

    I did manage to get *right* up to it though, the closest picture was at the minimum focus distance (1/2x magnification) of the lens (an old Tamron 90mm f/2.5 Macro with adaptall 2 mount). Anyway, here are the photos:

    http://flickr.com/photos/awrose/tags/turtle/

    #11981
    caradoc
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    I, too, saw a turtle.

    Clicky picture to get the Flickr page, bigger images available there.

    #11982
    Curious
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    well i don’t have a turtle up on flickr so will have to fix that after dinner.

    in the meantime here a bunch of turtles sunning

    #11983
    Curious
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    ok, turtles on flickr set

    #11984
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Alas, I have not seen a turtle, but those are all very nice turtle pictures!

    #11985
    millera9
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    Ooh, I wanna play!

    Sleepy turtle.

    #11986
    Curious
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    ok it’s an aquatic turtle but how did you get the shot?

    #11987
    millera9
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    I lifted it with my jedi mind powers!

    Ok, not really. It’s up against the glass at the SD zoo. It had recently been cleaned, so you can’t really tell. Cut out of the bottom half of the photo is the log that he had wedged himself up against to sleep.

    #11988
    Uranus
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    [img]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/170/406727712_751528f58d.jpg?v=0[/img]

    super turtle….spandex suit is at the cleaners..
    technically it’s a terrapin.

    #11989
    Uranus
    Participant

    egad !
    complete failure …. oh well.

    #11990
    Curious
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    super turtle

    Uranus when you use the “img” tag your url has to end in .jpg to fetch the img. yours ended in “?v=0” which i stripped.

    #11991
    Uranus
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    a-ha ! One line of text wiser.

    thanks Curious!.

    #11992
    UnstoppableDrew
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    A few months late to the party, but what the heck:

    This one is by MrsUnstoppable when she went to the Galapagos:

    #11993
    Klahanie
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    Ahahaa, that is one scary looking turtle!

    #11994
    FutherMucker
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    I saw three turtle. It’s bad photo, but they pose so good in this one. I think the baby look like his Papa. 8)

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