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Red Ear Slider Turtle
Red Ear Slider Turtle

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Challenge: Wildlife (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 3800
Location: Backyard
Date: Oct 3, 2004
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/110
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 3, 2004

Looks can be deceiving. This is my daughter's red ear slider turtle named Dread Pirate Turtlemopp because he only has one eye. He's a tough old turtle, actually started coming after the camera at one point, LOL! I don't honestly consider him domesticated as he will bite you just as soon as look at you, ask Melissa and her nose. And he is rarely handled, only when moving him from the outside tub to the indoor tote and vis versa for the changing of the seasons. For those who think I cheated by using my daughter's turtle, that's your opinion, I consider Turtlemopp as wild as the next turtle that lives in the wild and the only reason he hasn't been released back to the wild is that he is missing one eye and would probably not survive very long, though he did kill his two hatch mates and is king of the tub with the other two turtles.

Took several shots of him in the backyard, this one looked best.

Soft Light filter 50%
Flattened Layers
Added Border
resized for web and there you have it

Place: 91 out of 160
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Votes: 195
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2004 06:46:17 PM
Nicely done!
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10/04/2004 04:06:18 PM
Great angle. He looks just like he's posing for you. Great shot.
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10/04/2004 10:06:27 AM
Great focus and interesting subject. The lighting could have been a bit better. Overall great work.
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