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Turtle Turtle by SublimeBudd Turtle Turtle by SublimeBudd
:excited: a turtle me and my wife found
while out and about lake kickapoo today

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:iconzeke2040:
Quite an interesting and beautiful capture. The composition works well as there is no where for the eye to focus other than the subject. While the body of the turtle is out of focus, I believe this works well for the shot since it again brings further attention to the more interesting features of the turtle's head and front legs. The toes could be a little sharper but that is a minor detail and does not detract from the shot. The vivid oranges in the legs and the red in the eyes look great and work well in contrast to the out of focus green grass in the top of the picture. Overall, this an awesome close-up shot of a very neat little creature!
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What a cute little guy and a nice capture at that.

The "pose" of your friend guarantees that he/she is not going to whiz out of frame in a big hurry. Therefore I really wish you had given consideration to Depth of Field. You used 1/200 sec @ f5.6 w/ 100 asa. So there was no need to shoot that wide open, and narrowing down your aperture would have given you a little more depth of field.

It wouldn't be necessary to have the whole turtle in focus -- I quite like the bokeh on the upper portion of shell -- but the focal point seems to be from the tip of the nose to about the back of the eye. I would have loved to have had the legs and claws in focus also.

It's a nice image that could have been stronger. I comment about the depth of field because the red spots on the legs are fighting for attention with the turtle's head which is a lower luminosity. The fact that they are out of focus leaves the eye a little dissatisfied.

As I said -- A nice image -- but a little more thought could have made it even more wonderful.

:-) :dance: :-)
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Kanon58 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
eh? Red eyed turtle?! WHAT KIND OF TURTLE IS THAT? SO CREEPY!! kawaiii
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ashenbach Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Awesome image! Just wanted to let you know that we featured it on our HowtoDrawAndPaint Google+ page for our "Art Inspiration of the Day" post! plus.google.com/11144679913564…
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Paleona Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Digital Artist
Great capture!  I would love to just stumble across a little guy like this on a walk~
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SublimeBudd Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
:D Thanks!
Shameless plug.. My wife & I are trying to win a Valentine's Day contest for the Cutest Couple.  We are trailing in votes by over 100 and could really use some help! Any votes would be most appreciated! 1063thebuzz.com/cutest-couple-… Vote for 'Jake & Jeanette VanDonge' Thanks again!
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cuteypie77 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
he looks mad:iconawkwardplz: but he so cute he probably has a plan to take over the world...... hehe im sorry im weird...
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SublimeBudd Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
:D lol
Shameless plug.. My wife & I are trying to win a Valentine's Day contest for the Cutest Couple.  We are trailing in votes by over 100 and could really use some help! Any votes would be most appreciated! 1063thebuzz.com/cutest-couple-… Vote for 'Jake & Jeanette VanDonge' Thanks again!
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TuggleJ Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
It looks like he's saying, "Go away."
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gmfate Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The turtle has attitude. I like it .
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SublimeBudd Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
haha
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:iconrexy64:
Rexy64 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it looking at me
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AmbrosinoInkcloud Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
HEY dis kinda turtle I have, I have two of these kind
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IVIRuinIVI Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
LOl his eyes are red....Cool Nice pic
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The1eternal1 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
GIT OFF MAH LAWN!
Lol. He looks like my grandpa when he's mad
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Silverlocket13 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Ahem. that is a tortoise. thankyou. -walks out of room-
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XxMoonlitShadowxX Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011   General Artist
Thank you! I have been saying that to myself to a lot of pictures on here for a while now... -__-"
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FLSonicfan Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
How adorable is that? Look at that cute little monster! <3
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Silverleaf-12 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Hi thar Mister Turtle
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ARcTic-fox2011 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
sorry i wanted to make an imoticon but didnt succed :D
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ARcTic-fox2011 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
why is it angry
(bug)
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GrayFangs Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
aww so cute ! I just love the angle and the color here *-*
If you got any free time take a look on mine plz [link] n_n
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Broken-In Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
I love this picture! Do you mind if I use it in a photo-manipulation?
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SublimeBudd Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
go ahead :)
if it still matters lol
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Sai-yuri-shan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
I love this !!!!! well captured
he looks soooo mad!
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SublimeBudd Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Photographer
thank you!! :D
If I could ask the hugest favor of you..

There is only 2 days left in a contest my wife & I are trying to win..
.. we really dont care for the prizes, but we want the title of CUTEST COUPLE IN TEXOMA!!
We are still in 3rd and need quite a bit of votes! So i am turning to my deviantART friends and family. 
Only one vote per IP address every 24 hours is allowed. 
1063thebuzz.com/cutest-couple-…
VOTE 'Jake & Jeanette VanDonge'
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SlytherinGit Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
It looks just like my sixth grade math teacher! [heh... and now I'm his teacher's assistant, lul]
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SublimeBudd Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
LOL
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SlytherinGit Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
LOLOLOLO... <_<'
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SarahBeara231 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
What a gorgeous capture!
Eastern Box Turtles are such colorful specimens, and it looks to be a male to boot. Beautiful work! :love:
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SublimeBudd Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
he does look like a grampa :D
thanks tons
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LunatiikTwilight Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
I adore turtles and this pic is amazing cause its eyes aren't closed at all and the colours are really cool!
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SublimeBudd Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
he was telling me to move, lol
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LunatiikTwilight Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
eheheh I love it =) and I adore turtles... I have one in my backyard, and I just love to stare at how she eats or walks... I don't know why, but I find it entertaining sometimes to see how long it takes for her to go from one point to the other...
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SublimeBudd Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
lol

i watch all animals like that :D

not weird
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LunatiikTwilight Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
great! I also like to watch my dog when he scratches his ears or when hi sniffs a lot on the ground
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SublimeBudd Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
lol
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Koibito5 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Beautiful colours on that guy, really nice looking eastern boxie :D Great shot!
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SublimeBudd Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
thanks tons :D
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Tech-Attack Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Hey, just to let you know u've been featured Featured here. hope u enjoy and leave a comment.
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SublimeBudd Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
thanks dude :D
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PhotoshopGirl29 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I saved one of these guys and let it back into the wild. I am going to post them soon :) I took pic's of him :)
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SublimeBudd Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
:D awesome!!
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PhotoshopGirl29 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love turtles!
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SublimeBudd Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
lol
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PhotoshopGirl29 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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PhotoshopGirl29 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Neatoooo!
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SublimeBudd Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
:D
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Skavenlord Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
wow amazing colours! (and subject for sure^^)
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SublimeBudd Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
thanks!!
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hoaxeye Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks like a Western Box Tortoise. I've got two here at home. Every year or so half of all remaining ones get run over by cars. I wonder how long before they are officially "endangered"?
Also they can be extremely fierce. We had one for maybe twelve years, and it took a big chunk out of the dog's nose. Lucky wasn't so lucky that day.
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Koibito5 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
It's an eastern box turtle :) Yeah, unfortunately they have been declining in the wild...people either find them and keep them or run them over...:( But hopefully they will be able to make a comeback someday!
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NIKON CORPORATION
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F/5.6
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48 mm
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100
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Sep 19, 2009, 5:10:33 PM

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