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Turtles (Emys orbicularis) in Nesebar

Turtles (Emys orbicularis) in Nesebar
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Copyright: Maciej Gaweski (maaciejka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 82 N: 4427] (27117)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-30
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/90 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-02 10:15
Viewed: 4921
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken in a beautiful Bulgarian town - Nesebar during our holidays in Sozopol. Many thanks for Ivan (Ivan Tonchev) for ID!!

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Nesebar (Bulgarian: Несебър, pronounced [neˈsebər], also transcribed as Nessebar or Nesebur; ancient name: Mesembria) is an ancient city and a major seaside resort on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, located in Nesebar municipality, Burgas Province. Often referred to as the "Pearl of the Black Sea" and "Bulgaria's Dubrovnik", Nesebar is a rich city-museum defined by more than three millennia of ever-changing history.
It is a one of the most prominent tourist destinations and seaports on the Black Sea, in what has become a popular area with several large resorts—the largest, Sunny Beach, is situated immediately to the north of Nesebar.
Nesebar has on several occasions found itself on the frontier of a threatened empire, and as such it is a town with a rich history. The ancient part of the town is situated on a peninsula (previously an island) connected to the mainland by a narrow man-made isthmus, and it bears evidence of occupation by a variety of different civilisations over the course of its existence. Its abundance of historic buildings prompted UNESCO to include Nesebar in its list of World Heritage Sites in 1983.

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  • mwmod99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
  • [2010-12-02 10:23]

Wonderful dedicate information regarding the Bulgarian eastern coastline, Maciej! I am glad that you have enjoyed your time there. Regarding the turtles, well I am not sure! Thanks for sharing and all the best!
George Veltchev

hello Maciej

i can not tell you the ID, the shot it is very beautiful,
i love that POV that you choosed completely
from above, with fine focus great sharpness
and details, great play of light and shadows,



Hi Maciej

The species is Emys orbicularis (European pond turtle). One of two species of pond turtles found in Bulgaria. The other being Mauremys caspica.
Nice shot though!


Hola Maciej

Preciosa composición, que pena de esos rayos de sol que dificultan bastante la visión, pero la intención es buena y la imagen es realmente buena, con un punto de vista excelente.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hi Maciej,
Very well capture, with perfect focus, nice colors and great details

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-12-03 9:18]

Cześć Maciej,
Turtles, nice presentation ..
Perfect focus, sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours.
Best wishes,

Hi Maciej,

The leaves are framing well the turtles. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the turtles. The late morning light has good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Happy Holidays dear friend Maciej,
congratulations for the beautiful photos, very nice setting and the play of light.
Thanks for sharing.
Hello Vanni

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