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Hawksbill Turtle

Hawksbill Turtle
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Copyright: Deon Serfontein (deons) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-22
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-22 3:38
Viewed: 3120
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hawksbill turtles have traditionally been hunted around Zanzibar for their attractive shells, and green turtles for their meat. In 1993, with encouragement and assistance from various conservation bodies and some dedicated marine biologists, the local community opened the Mnarani Natural Aquarium

Turtles frequently nest on Nungwi Beach, and village volunteers now mark and monitor new nests. The resulting hatchlings are carried to small plastic basins and small concrete tanks at the aquarium where they remain for ten months. By this time, they have grown to ten inches and their chances of survival at sea are dramatically increased.

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To lousat: Turtledeons 1 01-22 18:42
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Hello Deon,
Nice photo of this Hawksbill Turtle in very beautiful colours. Good sharpness and details. A bit tight in the composition.

搖動的海水 使海龜有點朦朧點

Hello Deon

Great focus on the turtle's head, great sharpness
and details of all its body, if you could have
more space around him would be better but
I have read your reply to Peter, TFS


Hi Deon,
very interesting turtle. Nice colours. I like this point of view. Very good composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-22 14:38]
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Hi Deon,new beautiful pic from Zanzibar,i don't understand the strange cut of your pic but i like the excellent quality,not easy to ahev perfect details and colors like yours on a turtle underwater.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Deon
Very beautiful turtle. It is nice to see that people are trying to preserve the species for future generations. Very colourful turtle and you captured it well, with good detail. Super POV and timing.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

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