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King Terrier
06-07-2003, 03:26 PM
This guy decided to take a rest in the middle of the road, in the Chicago Botanic Garden. Fortunately there's not much traffic within the Garden, but we coerced him to the other side, anyway.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jun-2003/11822-Turtle.jpg
Cropped, high pass filter

Oldthumbs
06-07-2003, 05:56 PM
Nice close-up. Didn't expect to come across a critter like that, did you? Are those stripes in his eyes the reflection of his body stripes or are his eyes striped, too? Or didn't you ask him? :)

Ray

King Terrier
06-07-2003, 06:12 PM
Thanks, Ray. I wondered the same about the stripe. Of course, I didn't see it until I downloaded the photo. It certainly appears to be part of the eye. Can't see how it could have reflected. Unfortunately, I didn't ask him.:D

Ozzie
06-07-2003, 06:22 PM
Awesome color and detail KT! Those eyes are amazing!!

Stunning shot :clap: :clap:


Ozzie

vklum
06-07-2003, 06:27 PM
What a handsome guy! I think those are his eyes...I can't see what/where they would be reflected from.

Great shot, KT!

SunnyJon
06-07-2003, 08:14 PM
I posted a close-up almost the same as this except coloring the other day & their eyes are striped! I love the greens!
here's the thread with my turtle! (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=111764) It's a Painted not a snapper.
Funny I had to move mine out of the road too! Looking for egg-laying territory!

Anyway this is a great shot!:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Oldthumbs
06-07-2003, 09:42 PM
Sunny, on your's it almost looked like some kind of eyelid, but sure enough, it appears to be striped, too. Wonder what purpose that serves, if any?

bairam
06-07-2003, 10:32 PM
Wonderful shot KT. So sharp and clear.
I think the pavement is probably warm and they are cold blooded animals, so they are warming up by laying on the roadway. Unfortunatly that is a good way to get run over, except when there are people like you around. Good job!

jsr88
06-07-2003, 10:44 PM
Great shot, K.T.

This is from a shot I took this afternoon. The turtle is a snapper. And that's ME in the refelction.
:D
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jun-2003/6655-jsr88-N1490-eye.JPG

DraigAthar
06-12-2003, 01:05 PM
Great turtle, KT! I love the colors. :) And Julie, are you insane? I hope that was a LITTLE snapper. :)

Amy