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Just hold still

Just hold still
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Copyright: Colin McQueen (McQueenca) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 11 N: 226] (1387)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-01 1:28
Viewed: 2316
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I started walking away after my photo and this Dusky Moorhen swam up and proceeded to eat off his shell. This went on for a few moments then the Moorhen went about his way and the turtle did nothing. I was quite surprised by this event. This photo was cropped.

Emydura macquarii krefftii

Occupies coastal river systems of Queensland, from the Mary River in the south, north to Charlotte Bay.

Can be distinguished from other members of the complex by the yellow stripe behind the eye.

Some consider Krefft’s River Turtle a full species.
(Cape River, Qld)

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Hi Colin,
Another piece of the series, another excellent capture with perfect technicality and beautiful composition with well visible, clear reflections. Proper exposure also. A stunning capture! Bravo!
Best regards, László

Hello Colin,
This is a Nice true nature picture in your Turtle series.Perfect timing and well focus on subject.Reflection is very good.Well done.Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,


Hello Colin,
Cette scène de vraie nature est touchante et la photo est réussie sur tous les plans. Bravo !
Best regards.

Hello Colin

Unusual photo ! (photo insolite !) The turtle
was tolerant ! you where at the best place
the best moment to shoot it in photo,
with great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-01 7:37]

Hello Colin,
Nice meeting. Splendid clarity with a very beautiful reflection on the water in great sharpness and details.
Enjoy the weekend,

hello Colin
very nice picture to see
great details and beautiful colours

Looks the turtle smiles

greeting lou

Hello Colin,
Lovely composition with beautiful clarity and details of both spices.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-02-01 12:40]

Hi Colin,there is a second guest today on turtle propriety..ehee...beautiful like your last,no comment about the quality always at the top,very nice and bit funny,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Amazing scene Colin! Great photo with very composition, fantastic colors and impressive sharpness!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-03-01 10:20]

Hello Colin,
Missed this funny picture. How well taken with these superb reflections. Original and very pleasant.

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2013-07-02 5:01]

What a great composition.

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