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Testudo hermanni

Testudo hermanni
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Copyright: Giorgos Ntachris (GiorDah) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 24] (150)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-13
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon 450D, Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-18 10:54
Viewed: 6588
Points: 12
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Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Reptilia

Order: Testudines

Suborder: Cryptodira

Family: Testudinidae

Genus: Testudo (disputed)

Species: T. hermanni

Hermann's Tortoise (Testudo hermanni) is one of five tortoise species traditionally placed in the genus Testudo, which also includes the well-known Marginated Tortoise (T. marginata), Greek Tortoise (T. graeca), and Russian Tortoise (T. horsfieldii), for example. Three subspecies are known: the Western Hermann's Tortoise (T. h. hermanni), the Eastern Hermann's Tortoise (T.h. boettgeri) and Dalmatian Tortoise (T.h. hercegovinensis). Sometimes mentioned subspecies T.h. peleponnesica is not yet confirmed to be genetically different to T.h. boettgeri.

Testudo hermanni can be found throughout southern Europe. The western population (hermanni) is found in eastern Spain, southern France, the Baleares islands, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, south and central Italy (Tuscany). The eastern population (boettgeri) Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, and Greece. While hercegovinensis populates coasts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-06-18 11:25]

Hello Giorgos,
An excellent close-up of this Tortoise from a nice and low POV. Great focus, sharp details and lovely warm colours.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Bonsoir Giorgos,
Elle est superbe... et tu as russi un prise de vue trs naturelle.
merci pour cela

Είναι θαυμάσια και έχετε πετύχει μια πολύ φυσική λήψη της όψης. ευχαριστώ για αυτό σύντομα Laurent

nice lower angle, TFS Ori

Γεια σου Γιώργο,
όμορφη φωτο από ωραία οπτική γωνία. Η χελώνα είναι μία Testudo hermanni και όχι Testudo graeca
Καλή σου μέρα :-)

what a nice capture! tfs

Kalimera Giorgos,
Beautiful portrait photo taken from a great POV. Nice sharpness and color tones also - I would have used more narrow cropping on the bottom to rid of the out of focus foreground though. Otherwise a fascinating capture. Tfs.
Best regards from Hungary, Lszl

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