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Red-footed Tortoise

Red-footed Tortoise
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-18
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 135-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-22 5:55
Viewed: 1608
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a frontal photo of the same tortoise as in my last posting.
Lying on the ground, I could made a nice photo, I think.
I hope you like it too.

A short note about this tortoise:
Red-footed tortoises (Chelonoidis carbonaria) are tortoises from northern South America. They are medium-sized tortoises that generally average 30 centimetres as adults, but can reach over 40 cm, (like this one).

Scientific classification:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Testudinidae
Genus: Chelonoidis
Species: C. carbonaria

Source: Wikipedia

Other interesting information about this tortoise you can find on my latest posting.

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Hello Peter,
Very nice specimen of tortoise. His red foot are very interesting.
Excellent details,focus and clarity as usual.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Mr.Peter,
Beautiful picture.Nice colour and sharpness.Like its pose.
Thanks for sharing,

Hallo Peter
Hij blijft mooi!!
Deze is wel erg mooi met de rode stippen op de voorpoten en mooi scherp
bedankt weer voor deze
groet lou

Hello Peter,
照的清晰 很漂亮的象龜
光線亮麗 照的很自然 角度也很特別


Ciao Peter, great capture of lovely turtle, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-04-22 14:10]

Hi Peter,excellent idea this different POV,perfect to watch the beautiful legs design,very nice face to face and the usual top quality! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-04-22 16:54]

Hello Peter,
I really like this frontal view as it gives us a great look not only of it's facial features, but also it's colorful legs.
An attractive low POV while showing excellent detail (you can easily count the rings) and true colors. Great shot Peter!!

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2014-04-22 23:26]

Excellent POV. Great colors. A very lovely tortoise species!

Thanks for sharing, Peter,


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-04-23 5:06]

Hello Peter,
On this shot we can perfectly see the red legs which give the name to the turtle. Fine frontal view, natural colors and good sharpness.
Kind regards

Hello Peter

Great close-up shot of this turtle with very
fine frontal POV obtaining its glance on you,
great DOD and excellent contrast, TFS


Impressive face to face. Perfect details and DOF. Good colours.


Bonjour Peter,
Cette publication complète bien ta précédente sur le même sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Peter
Very nice specimen! she looks as if she wanted to talk to you!
thank you
good Sunday

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