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Challenge: Point of View II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Hawaii
Date: Oct 11, 2007
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Animals, Travel
Date Uploaded: Oct 16, 2007

This photo was taken on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii. I didnít assist this sea turtle in any way; it awoke from an afternoon nap and started for the water. It decided the best way to get there would be point A to point B which so happen to be over these rocks. While flapping and flailing to get traction I think he/she became exhausted and took a short breather before making its final serge to the water. This was my cue to take the shot. He/She did in fact make it back to the water unharmed. The scratches on its shell and the other rocks nearby tell me this wasnít the first time this turtle has been shipwrecked on this beach.

Place: 9 out of 250
Avg (all users): 6.6667
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 6.2090
Avg (non-participants): 6.9895
Views since voting: 1879
Views during voting: 242
Votes: 162
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/24/2007 12:42:11 AM
Congrats on the finish. This was one of my favs in the challenge.
10/24/2007 12:34:11 AM
Nice story. Congrats!!!
10/24/2007 12:06:13 AM
see?--good job! "bella" is still higher...:)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/23/2007 10:36:00 PM
I sure hope that you helped your model back to the sea when you were done with her shoot.
10/20/2007 07:10:44 PM
Beautiful photograph!
10/20/2007 04:17:44 PM
Amazing sky.
10/20/2007 06:58:45 AM
Gotta love a Honu!!! Great shot - very good point of view and really well captured!
10/19/2007 04:49:12 PM
I really like the low angle on this. Maybe it would be better if you could open up the shadows a little - no I like it like it is.
10/18/2007 02:28:13 PM
Seems to be a little lens distortion here and it really adds to the image, the movement int he clouds is beautiful and the angle is just great. I would maybe have zoomed out just a tad to show more distance between the turtle and the water
10/17/2007 07:29:16 PM
how in the world did he get up there???:)
still love it...
10/17/2007 05:39:55 PM
Great capture, did the turtle end up there on it's own????

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