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Terrapene carolina triungis


Terrapene carolina triungis
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 584 W: 64 N: 2237] (7529)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1970-04
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Edixa-Mat Reflex B, Zeiss Tessar 40 mm, Agfa color 100
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-23 4:19
Viewed: 4982
Points: 10
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Memories of our Texas backyard:
This Three-toed box turtle (Terrapene carolina triungis) visited spontaneously our garden---and laid fertile eggs into a flowerbed. After a few weeks we had 12 small turtles crawling around---that quickly got picked up by birds. Texas has three species of these interesting creatures with broad hinges fore and aft in their shell. In case of danger the turtles completely withdraw and close up so tightly that not even a knive would penetrate.

Imagine the joy of us Europeans at the sight that have about 5-6 times less species of trees, reptiles, amphibians over the whole surface than do the North Americans. The explanation is not just overexploitation of European soil by man but also the effect of glaciation: In Canada & U.S. the Rocky mountains are roughly perpendicular to the direction of advancement of ice, in Europe the Alps & Carpathes form a barrage that makes a succesive movement of plants and animals to the South much more difficult: many species went extinct in the last glaciations.

The slide was scanned, the background needed blurring in PS. Enjoy.

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This is an absolutely stunning image of a turtle stretching far out of its shell as if looking for something anxiously, Dietrich.
My God, the slide is 36 years old but the scanned version is amazingly fresh, sharp and clear.
I am curious to know how you scan your slides. Could you give me some idea? I have Genius HR7X Slim with me but do not know how to go about scanning my old slides on it.
Thanks for sharing this old gem.
Ram

High quality shot Dietrich. I like the exact and sharp details, very good composition and colours. TFS

Bonjour,
Bon réflexe. C'était le bon moment pour faire la photo.
Bonne journée.
clnaef

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2007-01-23 6:44]

Hello Dietrich,
Amazing shot considering it is old and scanned!
Excellent details and colours and I like the pose of this turtle. Very nice composition too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3052 W: 3 N: 8715] (40572)
  • [2007-01-23 9:04]

Hallo Dieter,
Du hast ja wohl in der ganzen Welt Deine wilden Gärten gehabt. Dieses 37jährige Bild ist noch so frisch geblieben, ich staune. Erstaunliche "attitude" dieser Schildkröte und auch spezielle Geschichte dieses Tieres.
Liebe Grüsse
Anne

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