Thursday, November 09, 2006



Blogger micki said...

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 400
Shutter Speed - 1/60
Aperture Setting - f-8 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm macro/portrait lens
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Well, I guess the continuing series of our little tortoise friend from this summer is long overdue. The first shotI posted had him just beginning to venture out of the bucket we’d had him in. Once he decided to come out, he was moving fast. I’m glad I loaded 400 speed film into my camera. Anyway, here’s a close up shot of our little friend as he was giving me the eye while trying to make his escape. I had to pick him up (with a shovel) and put him back in a place where I could shoot him because he kept running off into the woods. Hey, you’d be surprised at a) how fast these guys are, and b) how much noise they make moving through the underbrush in the woods. Did I mention they growl, too? ;o) OK, maybe I’m exaggerating there.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Great shot Micki. You can see his wicked looking hooked beak very well in this one as well as his lovely colours. No wonder you picked him up on a shovel to move him around!

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Doug said...

Great portrait of that little guy. He reminds me of the turtles we used to catch as kids. They can be a bit mean and that sharp beak packs a punch.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Don said...

A fine closeup. His piercing eye grabbed my attention.
Using a shovel to move him sounds like a smart move!
Good critter day shot!

10:32 AM  
Anonymous armeen said...

i like the color atmoshphere of the first shot but what makes this photo for me is the focus on the head.

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Absolutely lovely shot, the growl? Now you starting to scare me LOL.


12:30 PM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

Great shot! An "action" shot too! :)

12:33 PM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

LOVELY red and yellow...8.25/10

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

He's really staring you down. Cool shot. :-)

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Lovely portrait and great commentary, i enjoyed reading the text ;-)

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Saleh said...

nice done ;)

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Commuter said...

that beak looks viscious. I didn't know they were fast...I guess my mom read me the tortoise and the hare too many times.

4:50 PM  
Anonymous still said...

Nice details. This tortoise seems to survey your movement.

4:58 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

Yes, I can see the wisdom of a shovel . . there is a certain look in that eye. But a great pic conveying the mood of the moment for sure.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

A brave women for sure! Not really into crawling things. Good for you to get up close and personal.

12:05 AM  
Anonymous H.O said...

Hi Micki
Is he snapping tortoise? :-o
Anyway nice shot !

12:45 AM  
Blogger manju said...

Excellent timing ! Very nice shot, Micki !

4:00 AM  
Anonymous david said...

this yard of your must really be large! great shot of the little fella!

4:52 AM  
Anonymous Ricardo said...

It has a color of spectacular camouflage. I like much the photo. Greetings!

5:58 AM  
Anonymous tuan said...

I find tortoises really cute for some reason. I guess it's their prehistoric roots.

6:26 AM  
Anonymous NoWords said...

oh, she's so cute!

7:57 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

He looks like he has attitude. Great shot. Love the red eye.

10:58 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

He's just admiring the point of his beak in the lens filter reflection :-)

8:38 AM  

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