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Copyright: Chian Sing Lai (kim_gwan) (53)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-01
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Sony SLT a35, SAL DT 55-200mm F4.0-5.6 SAM, Sony SDHC 8GB, Hoya HMC UV Multicoated 55mm
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-14 7:49
Viewed: 2571
Points: 1
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Turtle, tortoise, and terrapin: what’s the difference?

All turtles, tortoises, and terrapins are reptiles. Scientists often refer to them as chelonians, because they are in the taxonomic order called Chelonia (from the Greek word for tortoise). They all have scales, lay eggs, and are ectothermic. So why the different names? Those common names usually refer to differences in where the species live and how they use their habitat. But the names are also used differently in other parts of the world. For instance, in Australia only sea turtles are called turtles–everything else is called a tortoise! But here are some generally accepted differences between the types of chelonians

I would called this turtle.
Spends most of its life in the water. Turtles tend to have webbed feet for swimming. Sea turtles (Cheloniidae family) are especially adapted for an aquatic life, with long feet that form flippers and a streamlined body shape. They rarely leave the ocean, except when the females come ashore to lay their eggs. Other turtles live in fresh water, like ponds and lakes.

Correctly me if i am wrong.

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Get the entire subject of your pic within the frame, Chian. Cropping a picture is very important. A picture looks good if you leave a bit more space in front of the subject.
If this is the frame as it was originally shot, draw back a little to get the entire subject within your viewfinder frame.
In this picture of a Turtle in water, you have shown good details on the back of the subject.
Keep trying and all the best!
Ram

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