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Blowing Bubbles

Blowing Bubbles
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Copyright: brenda stevens (drchoneydew) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 38 N: 475] (3501)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-20
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon Rebel T2, Canon EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-26 9:39
Viewed: 1631
Points: 22
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It was so funny, walking around the swampland and I see bubbles in the water and up pops this head!! They are something else aren't they!! SOFT SHELLED TURTLE, the gators love them! See them chomp them down like potato chips! Unlike their cousins with the hard shell, they don't have much luck with them. And boy are they FAST on land if they have to skedaddle! Was able to film one laying her eggs and she stopped and looked RIGHT at me! soft shell turtle

Florida softshell turtles are almost entirely aquatic, generally only emerging from the water to bask or to lay their eggs. They prefer still waters and can be found in ponds, streams, rivers, lakes, and swamps. These turtles are usually shy around humans, but when they feel threatened they will bite with their strong jaws. Like all soft-shells they are very fast in water and on land. In captivity, they have been known to live up to 30 years old, although in the wild their lifespans are shorter. They are highly carnivorous, consuming fish, frogs and other amphibians, insects, duck hatchlings, and crustaceans.

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Hi Brenda,
incredible photo. What an interesint photo. Great point of view. A lot of details.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-26 10:31]

Hello Brenda,
When I open this thumbnail I saw a big surprise. A turtle with a short elephant trunk. Excellent quality, great sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Taken from a nice POV.

Ciao Brenda, great capture of strange creature, lovely composition with fantastic bubbles, excellent clarity, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Brenda,
Thank you very much for visiting my picture.Nice comment.
Beautiful picture of this turtle.Great timing with excellent sharpness.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing your experience,
Kind regards,

Hi Brenda,
What a superb image! Splendid detail in perfect sharpness and natural colours. What an eye. your POV could not have been better and considering the time the photo was taken an ISO setting of 1000 gave you the required results. Excellent work my friend and thanks for sharing.
Best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-26 13:36]

HI Brenda ,very nice pic whit great dot of fire and a bit funny too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Amazing subject and GREAT photo Brenda! Excellent composition, fantastic lighting and impressive sharpness!

Hi Brenda. I have never seen such a strange look. I hope you post more. I think this guy would scare me if I saw bubbles coming from it. LOL. I'm glad you posted it. TFS Trevor

hello Brenda
very nice picture to see
great details good sharpness and beautiful naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Excellent capture with natural colors


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-06-28 5:12]

Hello Brenda,
What a funny nose!Love this natural and touching picture. Poor turtles to be favourite food of alligators..
Interesting posting. Thank you Brenda.
Kind regards

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