Wednesday, August 5, 2009

What are you looking at?


A friendly turtle giving us the once-over at Ocala's Sholom Park.

33 comments:

magiceye said...

wow! a stunning capture!!

melanie said...

Hello, Jacob ! Non, je n'ai pas pu monter dans la Montgolfière !

Votre photo d'aujourd'hui est étonnante avec un jeu de rayures et de couleurs

Don and Krise said...

Was he following you around all day again? Pesky little devil.
Love the focal point here and the look of the water. Very nice shot Jacob.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love how his "chin" is so high!

Olivier said...

beau coup d'oeil, elle semble très intriguée par le photographe ;o))
nice glance, her seems very intrigued by the photographer ;o))

Vogon Poet said...

Wonderful image and colors. Great shot.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

A bold turtle, I'd say. The ones here tend to be shy - sun on logs in the water and slide into the wet at the the first sight of a camera.

Cezar and Léia said...

What a posture, definitely gorgeous! I love turtles!
Léia

Small City Scenes said...

He just thought he was being stuck-up and pretending you didn't see him.....or else he just needs glasses. MB

Robert said...

Surprising funny turtle.

Leif Hagen said...

Are all turtles in Ocala "stuck up?"

Nathalie said...

Who are we staring at? You, honey! We don't have any like you in France, except one-inch ones for sale in pet shops. I've heard that some people have let them loose in rivers or ponds though, after they tired of having them in an aquarium, and they're doing great damage to the local wildlife...

Lois said...

Fabulous angle on that shot Jacob! What a little cutie. He reminds me of those little pet turtles they used to sell in the dime store when I was a kid. He certainly is giving you the once over!

Jacob said...

At Safe Leif - You betcha! And with good reason!

Allison said...

He looks a bit grumpy and ornery. I wonder if this turtle lives in a retirement pond community? Do you think they increased his dues??

I live between two ponds and as result, my backyard is a wildlife "highway" all summer long. Painted turtles like this guy, snappers and even a goose and duck family stumble through our yard as they make their way! We love it!

Cheers to you and Lois Anne!

Dan J. said...

You've got a lot going on here to make this great picture. The grass, sticks and sand, the horizontal line of the water, the light reflections off the waves......

And of course Wurtle the Turtle.

My wife will love this one.

JM said...

I love turtles and had a few species at my parents' garden when I was young and still lived there. One of them came by plane from Angola in a gift box with a red ribbon as hand luggage! Now see the difference in what concern security measures those days!...
The photo is gorgeous! The water in the background is truly amazing! Great composition indeed!

JM said...

Thank you so much for your congratulations, Jacob!

Frank said...

How big is this guy? He doesn't look like the little dime-store kind.

Jarart said...

That is a cute turtle that found you. Looks to me like it posed for you.

Ashley said...

What an adorable turtle! That little guy looks like a turtle I came across the other dayl. They are so fun to try to photograph! Great blog!

Rambling Round said...

I like it!

Ken Mac said...

love the water bokeh! At my joint, the japanese benchwarmers are for your butt!

Jacob said...

@ Frank - I'd say about a foot across the widest side of his shell...

Jacob said...

@ JM - Thanks. Nice to hear good words from a turtle lover!

cieldequimper said...

I imagine the nice thing about turtles is that you have plenty of time to compose your photo! It's gorgeous! The water is incredible! Actually, I've decided it's a she and that she liked you!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

What a cool photo--love the way the water looks here.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Brilliant capture, cute looking turtle! What is this little guy doing? Some stretching? Very cool!

m_m said...

Great capture! Lovely perspective!

Tricia said...

Hehehe! Good one!

BeachILike said...

Nice reflection behind him.


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Dusty Lens said...

Love this turtle, he's handsome and he knows it.

Susie of Arabia said...

This is another amazing photo!!! The layering, the textures, the perspective - it's a winner!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson