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Water Turtles x 2

Water Turtles x 2
Photo Information
Copyright: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-05
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Turtles - Tortugas - Tortues [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-09-18 7:48
Viewed: 8395
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In this scene can be seen two species different from turtles... 6 altogether.

The 3 greater ones in first plane correspond to the species Phrynops hilarii or Turtle of Lagoon, which I showed a close up in TE with the title
What do you watch?

The 3 minors correspond to the species Trachemys scripta called commonly Painted Turtle or of Red-eared Slider.

Red-eared Slider turtles are popular pets and as a result have become established in many parts of the world, where it is thought that they compete with native aquatic turtles. They are omnivorous and will eat insects, crayfish, shrimp, worms, snails, amphibians and small fish as well as aquatic plants. Red-eared sliders are found both in fresh and brackish waters including coastal marsh ponds

The red-eared slider is a freshwater turtle with distinctive red flashes on the side of the head covering the tympanum. The carapace length of females is 8 inches and males 5-6 inches. The turtle has black and cream stripes on a green background on its dorsal scutes, and its ventral veiw scutes are marked with black markings on a cream background. The females shell is domed and the males relatively flat. The underside of the males is concave and they have a much longer tail. Males have long claws on the front legs which are used in the mating ritual.

Occurs in:
lakes, water courses, wetlands

Habitat description
The red-eared slider prefers a freshwater habitat, with good basking areas; branches out in the water are preferred, rocks and other structures like bird nests also fill this criteria.

(Trans. of Babel Fish)

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And wehere are all the long-necks of too? Veru interesting capture Ricardo. Nice to see them in the wild. Here they are sold for pets' X-P Thanx for sharing.

Ricardo, Like this "group" photo as it gives me the opportunity to view not only from different angles but "times two" also. Comprehensive note - Great shot!

Nice one Ricardo good to see them in the wild, we are lucky here in the UK it is too cold for them to breed.

What a great capture! It is hard to sneak up on basking turtles...they have keen eyesight and hearing and the slightest sound or movement and they are in the water...pronto! I know...I have tried unsuccessfully many time to sneak up on them. This is also very well composed!

Hi Ricardo
These terapins really look great! A question to our English friends. A turtle is from the sea, terapins from fresh or salt water, as far as I understood English, but the Americans talk about turtles for Snappers and other critters, What IS the correct name?

Great capture Ricardo. Very good colours and clever handling of the light to get so many details in the dark areas. Very informative note too.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-09-18 13:23]

C'est étonnant et intéressant de voir ces tortues dans ces conditions. Jolie photo.
Well done !

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2004-09-18 13:48]

A beautiful picture Ricardo, the water Turtles are lovely sharp and clear.
I see there at us in the canal, but I come not, perhaps with tele 300 lens.
Great photo, well seen!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-09-18 15:03]

Very interesting shot which has been well captured as well. Your note is very informative and I learnt from it. Thanks for this post.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-09-18 15:58]

Could've been titled sticking your neck out. Great picture Ricardo. Nice deep tones. Great note and great work.

Aunque los colores y el decorado na ayudaran de esta vez, creo que le sacaste un buen partido a estas seis. El ajuste lo veo muy adecuado, haberte pasado esta vez creo que no hubiera ayudado nada. Un saludo! Ala! acabe los puntos, es la primera vez, se nota que el nivel sube!

It's so nice to see some reptiles on this site. Very good image of both the turtles and the water reflections.

It's tan agradable ver algunos reptiles en este sitio. Imagen muy buena de las tortugas y de las reflexiones del agua.

Ola Ricardo.
Muy bonita esta foto tambien.
me gustan ese grupo de turtles que miran al sol. no se lo que buscan, la color se puede.
mucho placer

That's a nice shot but miss a bit details
Well done

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  • papkin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 96] (1580)
  • [2004-11-28 10:12]

Beautiful composition beautiful turtles.
Very good photo.

nice, nice, nice

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