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Olive Ridley

Olive Ridley
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-22
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, 62 mm Skylight Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My favourite naturescapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-25 6:53
Viewed: 4057
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On 22nd February we (Me, Sumon Sinha(Sumon Da) & Satyabrata Mishra (Satya babu))went to the coastal line of Bay of Bengal near Rushikulya River Basin to experience the Olive Ridley's mass nesting phenomena. Satya Babu gave this innovative idea and I was successful to some extent. I am dedicating this post to Satya Babu (kunusatyabbsr).

Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), also known as the Pacific Ridley, is one of the smallest species of sea turtle.

In the Indian Ocean, a major nesting ground for the species can be found in the Indian state of Orissa. Beaches in Devi, Gahirmatha and Rushikulya are known nesting sites for the L. olivacea Indian Ocean population. In 2007, around 130,000 turtles nested on the beaches of Gahirmatha.

They are common in the Bay of Bengal, seen especially along parts of the Tamil Nadu coastline, including within the main city, Chennai. Olive Ridleys are seen frequently in laying eggs in the shore of Saint Martin's Island in Bangladesh.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Cheloniidae
Genus: Lepidochelys
Species: olivacea

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Hello Haraprasan
Very calm sunset and sea, a good moment for the olive ridley to stats her journey after laying her eggs. I see this picture like the beggining of a new life. TFS!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-02-25 7:31]

hi prasan,
very beautiful image, no doubt, good composition and nice handling of exposure. still i would have liked to see more of the great turtle and its tracks which looks beautiful here, you might have got it. tfs.

Hello Haraprasan! Amazing landscape/seascape, marvelous sunset. Gorgeous colours. Well done!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-25 9:29]

Hi Haraprasan,
Magnificent seascape.I liked warm colors,POV,lighting,details and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting.

Very well done Haraprasan, against a beautiful sunrise tones it one of the wonderful photos on the TN. TFS

A beautiful female Ridley returning to the sea within a superb composition Haraprasan, thank you indeed for sharing this fine scene from mother nature my friend.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-25 11:07]

Hi Haraprasan . This is a sight i have never seen you are a lucky man. I good picture of the Turtle going back to sea. The picture without the turtle would have still made a fine seascape. with the warm colours of the sun reflecting on the sands. well taken and TFS.

Ciao Haraprasan, great capture of wonderful olive ridley in a fascinating sunset with fantastic light, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Haraprasan
this beach shot is soo beautiful, like a dream
the colors and the lighting are fantastic
before i read your note, I thinked that the turtle was a rock
very well done

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-25 16:44]

Hi Haraprasan,

This is a beautiful post and one that is quite rare on TN. Not only is the turtle wonderful but the scenery is marvelous. I love the tracks the turtle has made. The rising sun and its reflections are magnificent. I hope you have some close-ups of these turtles to share with us. A beautiful setting and composition.


hello Haraprasan

2 in 1 very beautiful photography, the turtle and
the beautiful seascape, shot with fine POV, DOF and framing,
i love the reflexion of the sun, TFS


This wonderful seascape is composed perfectly HP..and with you it shows your versatile and able to take a seascape as well as close in on insects...and you framing is simply superb!

Namastay Hara,
A beautiful image of this turtle heading to the sea in the early morning.
Wonderful light and reflections.
Nice work.
Cheers & TFS

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-02-25 19:02]

Hello HP,
This is headed to my favorites, this is truly a beautiful naturescape image. Incredibly well, done, thank you for sharing.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-02-25 20:51]

Hello Haraprasan,
Funny, when I brought up your image I was admiring the beautiful scene so much that I didn't even connect that a turtle was even in the picture. I must have assumed that it was a large boulder.
Gorgeous photo with wonderful colors and perfect exposure!! A really neat capture of this magnificent turtle returning to it's environment after laying it's eggs, in order that others will enjoy it's continued existence! TFS.

Hi haraprasan,

this are an real nice picture and good composition.
good composition and beautiful colours.


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-02-25 21:31]

Hello Haraprasan,

Your photo has a vey good comopsition. The Olive Ridley looks great on the sea shore. I like the track it lets on the snad and the image of the wave braking on the shore. Colors are very nice too.

Thank you for sharing,

Hi Haraprasan
I can only dream to see a similar thing Great observation and beautiful photo. Great light, nice composition and fantastic peaceful moment

Hello Harapasan !
At first I didn't even notice the turtle, the landscape and sunset are so wonderful ! I really like this pale sun descending towards the horizon. Then the turtle is an obvious bonus to the picture, making it even more interesting. COmposition and colors are splendid. Very well done !

Hello Haraprasan,
this is amazing image! Great composition, exposure, colors and details. I like it!

Best regards, Leonid

Hey hara babu..thanks a lot for the dedication and my fault in not visiting TN and not seeing this beautiful dedication.

My posting is http://www.treknature.com/gallery/photo198495.htm

Elegante !! .... y muy bien presentada.


"Dear" Haraprasan,
Words like OUTSTANDING, AMAZING, etc:, etc:, cannot do justice to this your BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF PHOTOGRAPHY.
I feel STUNNED to look at it; I've placed it as "background" image to my laptop; please permit me this LUXURY. Thanks in anticipation.
Forever grateful to the many many lessons you have freely "given" me here,

Wonderful picture!

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