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Painted Turtle IV: a close-up portrait

Painted Turtle IV: a close-up portrait
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-17
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: f/3.1, 1/5 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 40-49 Points (Chapter 2), Reptiles of Canada, Pankaj Bajpai's Favourite, Great Portraits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-26 0:15
Viewed: 5474
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Painted Turtle IV: a close-up portrait
Chrysemys picta

This turtle was the first one I photographed in the wild. Of course, this one was taken from a vivarium at the Ecomuseum at Ste-Anne de Bellevue, on the island of Montreal.
I like turtles. I saw a film few years ago called: The Nerverending Story. In that film there was a very old turtle who catches in the cold when that a teenager appears at her in search of information.
She said: "I am allergic to the Youth." I wish that you never become allergic to the Youth.

Please refer to the previous posts for more information on the Painted Turtle:
Painted Turtle I
Painted Turtle II
Painted Turtle III

I hope you like this one too.
Taken trough a glass, without tripod, without flash but with great pleasure.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-01-26 2:28]

Luc, great shot of this fellow. I looked at all your postings, But how big is he? I prefer this photo. I love his eyes that are strriped lkike his face. Good sharpness and details, very good colours and pose.
Thank you for showing him.

Very nice head Luc,
The photo is a succes the head is fantastic in pof, great details, fantastic colours, and a very good dof, very fine job and a nice note, good job Luc

Very good portrait Luc, I just don't like the frame. Great colours and details.
Well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-26 4:28]

I like all yours photos of Painted Turtle but this one is the best. Excellent colours and details. Great 'macro' shot of turtle if I can call that in this way ;-)

Wow Luc, what a great looking charachter. Love the colours. This image is so crisp and clear. Good one! I like your note. TFS

Now this is an exceptional example of crystal clarity and perfect DOF. It's a fantastic shot. I am sure you are very proud of this piece of work, Luc. WOW! Masterpiece.

I love the colours of this turtle! Just miraculous. Your photos are just perfect!

Very fine colors and sharpness!

I made a WS to enchanced the colors! Check it out!

Great close-up Luc.
Very good pose, colours and details.
Very good work.

Points later, out of dimes.

Luc, Very good portrait here. The colors & details come through well..liked your reference to the film...I wish the same for you my friend! Great job!!

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-01-26 12:41]

Another stunner Luc. Great POV and DOF. Excellent work

Bien réussi, plein de détails very "sharp" et surprenant pour une photo tirée à travers une vitre sale.
Je n'avais pas remarqué lors de ma visite que cette tortue avait des lèvres transparentes.. comme de la gelée..

  • Great 
  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-01-26 15:20]

Neon paint, an over active imagination, Some XXX fortification against the cold numbing the senses, and I think Luc cooked-up this guy in his search to shoot something other than pure snow! I have read the Neverending Story too.
Luc, words aree wasted here, just frame it and hanh it on the wall, wish it was mine!

On dirait qu'elle s'est mis du baume à lèvres comme je le fais l'hiver. Pourtant il ne doit pas faire si froid dans son "bocal".
Une autre superbe image de cette collection de tortues peintes. Les couleurs, les détails, le point de vue et la pose sont vraiment très réussis.

Great sharpnes, definition and colour. Going in this close has produced an excellent shot with lots of impact.

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 0 N: 180] (853)
  • [2005-01-26 20:53]

Fantastic portrait Luc! Amazing colors , details.Thanks for sharing

Très beau cliché Luc, très net et saturé, le cadrage est parfait, elle a même pris la pose et sourit! bravo

Very nice shot, there is a lot of detail on this portrait. The POV and DOF and very good, and the colours are exceptional. You have done very well here.

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  • sev Silver Star Critiquer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 0] (56)
  • [2005-01-30 4:04]

perfect portrait of this turtle luc. i like the details and beautiful colours
very good work !

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  • azulu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 75] (374)
  • [2005-02-01 21:19]

Excellent photo Luc. The colours are amazing. I like the composition with excellent details and very good sharpness. Very nice DOF. Good job.

Congratulations. Points later.


Celle-ci est, à mon avis, la meilleure de votre série. Cette image saute aux yeux, tant les couleurs sont vives, encore mises en valeur par le fond bleu. Je suis impressionné par la qualité de l'image, et la présence que dégage cette tortue. A voir toutes vos photos, il semble que le S1-IS soit un excellent appareil, et en plus, très polyvalent. Bravo, Luc!

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