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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 a U.S. quarter or about 2 cm lengthwise.
Madison, WI

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See also: [Wildlife]

Edits made in Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Adobe Lightroom II.

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:trophy: Winner :trophy:
This photograph is the 1st place winner of :iconda-photographers: club Macro Contest. :clap:

:See Entries: Deadline: May 30th, 2010

This photograph is an entrant in *MichelleRamey's Macro & Close-Up Contest.
:See Entries: | Deadline: November 11th, 2010


Canon EOS 7D
60mm Macro Lens
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Critique by Rhy-wen Jun 30, 2010, 1:47:19 AM
This picture is undoubtedly fantastic. The simplicity of the piece make it very eye-catching, and it stands out from many animal photos.

The colours in this picture also caught my eye. The turtle, with it's bright orange, yellow and black body, really stands out against the background, drawing all focus there.

I also like that you've blurred everything but the front two fingers and the turtle. All focus is on the main feature, not the background, and it's an effect I really like.

I don't think there's much in the way of improvement on this piece, as it is such a nice shot of a fantastic animal by a fantastic photographer. =)

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I was just about to close the browsertab, my mouse was halfway through the close button, but this photo captured my attention. Especially the nice orange that contrasts with the light gray backgound absorbs my view.

My eyes now focus the little turtle and there are details over details, nice reflections, a very good depth of field. The human fingers nicely demonstrate how small this little thing really is. And it makes you think twice about if this small animal is really alive or just a little figure, because of it's perfectness.

This picture is an excellent example for depth of field usage and the rule of thirds. I love it.
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ticklishnatasha Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I take it this turtle is your pet...?
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Nope, we found four of them in a garden and took some pictures quick before relocating them into a nearby stream :)
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lonesome-wolf-child Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Omgosh I can't believe how tiny this turtle is. XD Its size just blew me away, leaving me in question as to whether it was a toy figure or the real deal. I completely agree with both ~fr31g31st and !Rhy-wen's critique. I usually don't say this, but... what they said. XD Haha They pretty much summed everything up to what I wanted to comment on this photo. Wonderful shot! :aww:
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jvrichardson Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Thank you :heart:
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lonesome-wolf-child Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome. :aww:
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herezjonny2000 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
cool
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jvrichardson Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Thanks :)
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NODSOLDIERGIRL Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Photographer
I love this picture. I have a baby Eastern Painted Turtle :)
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jvrichardson Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Thank you :)
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NODSOLDIERGIRL Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Student Photographer
Your welcome! :)
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NigNag Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Outstanding
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jvrichardson Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Thanks :)
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NigNag Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Most welcome
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dwuff Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
being tiny is SRS BZNS!
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jvrichardson Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
:)
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SoulDevourinSuccubus Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
It's so freaking cute xD
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jvrichardson Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Thank you :)
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pinballwitch Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Such a crazy-amazing photo :D I know it has gotten a swell bit of publicity...but I couldn't resist featuring it! [link]
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jvrichardson Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Thank you :heart:
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spiritfoxdemon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
wow nice work
he's soo cute with that orange belly :3
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jvrichardson Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Thank you :)
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spiritfoxdemon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
np
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PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
You were featured here: [link] . If you liked the feature, don't hesitate to show it some love by clicking on the heart :heart: found at the top of my Journal. :peace:
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jvrichardson Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Thank you :heart:
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AJTalon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Student Writer
Aw, isn't that turtle cute?
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jvrichardson Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
:D
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AJTalon Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Writer
Though I can only imagine him thinking this:

"Damn you world! You are too big! But one day, I will be the big one and then I will pick YOU up! Mwahahahahaha!"
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jvrichardson Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
I picture Bowser in my mind :la:
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AJTalon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Writer
The most successful video game villain EVER!
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jvrichardson Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Thank you :heart:
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dukeofspade Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations !!! your winning entry as honorable mention was featured here [link] :party:
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jvrichardson Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Thank you :heart:
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Squirrelflight-77 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
wonderful shot!! :)
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jvrichardson Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Thank you :)
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TriinErg Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured: [link] :aww:
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jvrichardson Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Thank you :heart:
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TriinErg Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome! :aww:
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Minzile Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010   General Artist
that is sooo cute!
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jvrichardson Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
:D
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paa34 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
cuuute ! :D:D:D
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jvrichardson Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Thanks :)
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paa34 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Linda-L Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great composition and depth of field - nice work :-)
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jvrichardson Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Thank you :)
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Linda-L Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Your very welcome :-)
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ausrejurke Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute :love:
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jvrichardson Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Thanks :)
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BlackbirdPhoto Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Cute lil guy! He looks vicious! :D
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Thank you :)
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May 14, 2010, 7:21:37 AM
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