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April 22, 2010
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Canon
Model
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/7.1
Focal Length
250 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Apr 14, 2010, 2:26:39 PM
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Magnum by jvrichardson Magnum by jvrichardson
Baby Midland Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)
Location: North America
Range: Southern Quebec and southern Ontario to Tennessee, northwest Georgia, and extreme northeastern Alabama

At this time it's shell was no bigger than 8.5cm lengthwise.
Madison, WI

:earth: Happy Earth Day! :earth:

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See also: [Wildlife]

Edits made in Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Adobe Lightroom II.


:star: Contest Information :star:

This photograph is an entrant in *mosfotos Wildlife Contest.
Deadline: October 1st, 2010


Canon Rebel XTi/400D
55-250mm Lens
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This is, quite simply, a stunning specimen of wildlife photography. The composition is absolutely spot on, showing enough of the creature's surrounds to give a sense of context in a way that also gives the photography a proper artistic documentary feel that would not see it amiss in any wildlife magazine or as a print on someone's wall.

The focus and depth of field are just right. The detail of the turtle's body comes through very clear and leads you to examine every bit of it that is on show. That is exactly what this kind of shot should do. It is not only a photograph of the turtle, it is an examination of it as a wild animal. The focus is, though, not so sharp that the picture looks artificial and 'digital'. It looks natural and is easy to look at.

It is a well-timed captured showing the turtle 'posed' as well all imagine them to be; head up gazing at the sun, its surroundings, or maybe even the photographer.

All in all, this is a gorgeous capture of a gorgeous creature and is a textbook example of the genre.
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Stroody Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome ............ Holds my attention :)
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jvrichardson Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Thank you :)
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MyRightBrain Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Student General Artist
cool! turtles are awesome :D
really like you composition :meow:
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Thank you :)
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MyRightBrain Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Student General Artist
you're welcome :)
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Econita Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Aww, I love turtles! :love:
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jvrichardson Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Me too :heart:
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getasart Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010   Digital Artist
This is a very beautiful image, the framing of the little fellow is quite nice. Spot on with the focus and the way the eyes are drawn.
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jvrichardson Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Thank you :)
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theandro Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what a wonderfull picture!
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