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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Turtle watching

The other day when I visited a friend, we went to a small nature preserve. A very short hike away, we reached a pond/some-sort-of-murky-water-body.. and there we spotted this darling turtle..

Fig. 1. Turtle

I increased the brightness a little so we could see the turtle in the pic.. and yet he is hard to spot. He must have been about 4-5 inches large and quite a bit away from us.

I tried to read up about Turtles, but couldn't figure out what this guy's name might be. He was really tiny, and this pic doesn't give very many details. So I am just going to call him Mr. Acrobat!

I couldn't click this, but underneath Mr. Acrobat, inside the water was another turtle poking his head out periodically. :)

Wish we could carry around cool zoom cameras all the time. Wish cool cameras were less expensive. Wish my cell phone camera could take better pictures. (No, this was not my cell phone camera, but even my best camera is an ordinary point and shoot.) Wish Turtles stood still! Wish I'd at least had the presence of mind to take a video of Mr Camera-Shy Turtle bobbing in and out of the frame...

What do you wish either you or your camera could do?

15 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, it was difficult to find that tutle at first, but whoa !!! such a tiny one :)

SS blogs here said...

Hey Priya.. Yes, he really is tiny. And being so dark he easily blends in with the background. Lucky we noticed him! :)

indosungod said...

Turtle are a joy to watch. We get to see a lot of box turtles and occasionally a snapping turtle or two.

I wish my camera lens were less heavy. Just the thought of lugging those heavy things around make me compromise on what I would be photographing or DD mostly.

Niloufer Riyaz said...

truly that cute tortoise was hard to find!

SS blogs here said...

Hey Indo.. I agree. SLRs are not purse-friendly. And what doesn't fit in the pocket is not going to be handy for us to take pics. :(

Hey Niloufer.. yes, he has natural camouflage! :)

Aparna S Mallya said...

Same with me. I wish smaller cameras cud take better pics. My bag is usually filled with my baby's diapers, food and what not! Along with the huge camera it looks like a gunny bag!

The turtle is so small and cute! It's a wonder u spotted it!

SS blogs here said...

Hey Aparna! Wow, yes baby items are so bulky. Baby bags are sometimes larger than the baby! :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Tat looks so cute....

SS blogs here said...

Hey Sharmilee.. nice to have you here!

SpicyTasty said...

ooh! That turtle looks so cute and tiny...

SS blogs here said...

Hey Shriya.. yes.. he really is cute! Thanks for stopping by! :)

sra said...

I wish my eyes could be a camera - with zoom, wide angle, telephoto etc. :)

I'm going to buy a new one as I lost mine recently - but it's still going to be a point and shoot as I don't want to carry or apply myself to the mental exercise needed to take pix with an SLR.

SS blogs here said...

Hey SRA.. super-vision! I am imagining eyes like the Terminator or a Mega-Superman! :D

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, superb click...I wish I had better camera the each time...I see something spectacular!

SS blogs here said...

Hey Malar.. may all our wishes come true! :)

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