BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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PAINTED TURTLES (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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I took these photos last summer when everything was lush and green and the turtles were basking in the sun. Right now they are hibernating at the bottom of the lake and won’t resurface until late spring. Smart turtles! Painted turtles are common here in Ontario and share the lake with snapping turtles and the occasional blanding’s turtle. Painted turtles can be rather shy and slip into the water as you pass them but not these two on that day.

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25 thoughts on “PAINTED TURTLES (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Great shots with excellent detail. Those are some nails on the claws.

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  2. Great Shots! Looks like his getting ready to run for president! (<:

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  3. Love that green background!

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  4. Excellent painted turtle captures! 🙂 They had some in a Koi pond they were closing down at the school where i worked… and were going to throw the pair in the trash, but i volunteered to take them. I put them in a big pond in the wild; they are in their own little heaven now (for sure).

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  5. Lots of nice color and detail, Belinda. It makes me look forward to spring!

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  6. nice, I never pay enough attention to them. Perhaps it’s because yours are so much cleaner 😀

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  7. what an amazing capture – shows so clearly the detail of this creature

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  8. The green is so beautifully striking in the top image! Love these turtle images!

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  9. Correction sorry! Lovely, would like to see the photo settings for us beginners. 🙂

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  10. Your first image is just wonderful; love the textures you’ve captured, especially in the water.

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  11. My caption for these guys would be: Mmmm! Somebody’s cooking bacon.

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  12. Good images – I especially like the streaked green background in the upper shot, around and above the creature’s head. A

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