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Wicked Dark
05-11-2011, 01:09 PM
I am REALLY bad at seeing and photographing warm-blooded animals, but reptiles are no problem, even one as feisty as this painted turtle -

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2223/5704211771_945fbf7c4f_b.jpg

I found it on a kind of 'main drag' trail and moved it to a vernal pool on a disused trail. It was raring to go. This garter snake on the other hand seemed perfectly willing to pose -

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2537/5710458984_d19dd143d8_b.jpg

Maybe someday I'll be able to photograph something without scales! :fingerscr

Marko
05-11-2011, 02:03 PM
Love that sharpness in shot 1!

Wicked Dark
05-11-2011, 03:10 PM
thanks. I really love that lens.

Mad Aussie
05-11-2011, 04:54 PM
Both are very nice shots.

Wicked Dark
05-13-2011, 07:18 PM
Thanks. I was at a heron rookery yesterday, but found out my old legacy telephoto isn't up to the task. Bummer. I guess I'll have to stick to reptiles.

Hillbillygirl
05-14-2011, 07:47 AM
I'm with Marko, love that "Painted" shot.

Greg_Nuspel
05-14-2011, 07:50 AM
Nice shots and those darn turtles can be fast.

XPWizard
05-15-2011, 09:43 AM
Nice shots. I agree with Greg, you got to be fast to get those speedy turtles.

Wicked Dark
05-15-2011, 10:05 AM
thanks guys. for a turtle, it was surprisingly quick. motorvatin'.

Iguanasan
05-15-2011, 09:42 PM
Nice shots and the turtle is my fav too. Love the sharpness and the colour.