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turtle story
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-05
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-15 14:29
Viewed: 2121
Points: 8
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i had been studying the moods and behaviours of these Turtles (Red-eared Sliders) for quite a time. and wondered, why some Turtles were in a habit of basking while touching each other...!?

gone through many sites, and studied a lot.. which helped me to conclude that:
when an adult female and an adult male Turtle bask together while touching/ holding each other, it indicates they are interested in each other and interested in mating.

as it is known, the females are bigger in size than the males. so naturally, in this case, the LHS one should be a female and the RHS one, male.

when i took this photograph, it was almost evening. the Sun was to set soon. i was out on a walk, found them basking like that.. on a log.. in the lake. i knew if they had the slightest idea of anyone approaching towards them (they being very much vibration-sensitive), they would vanish in no time. so i took this shot from far and by zooming a lot. sorry for the poor sharpness and clarity. the situation was like that only.

but it was cute to see them like that. as if, watching the setting Sun while holding each other's hands..

lovebirds! :)

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Hi Ruby. That was a very smart thing you did to take the picture with a zoom and not scare them. You've framed the picture well and it shows a beautiful sunset on the water as well. You've captured the light very well and the reflection on the turles. A very romantic setting indeed. TFS Trevor

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-07-15 21:54]

Hi Ruby
beautiful shot, great compo!
Love it

Hello dear Ruby
How are You?
Wonderful picture.Superb POV and excellent composition,wonderful colours and lighting.Excellent sharpness and reflections.Congrats!
Thank You.
Have a good week!
Best regards

Hi Ruby.Very nice portrait of these turtles. The smooth water and reflection really adds to it as well. Good composition and good timing with the head positions.
Best regards


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