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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D40
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Oct 23, 2009, 4:19:09 PM
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help please by photom17 help please by photom17
although i posted a photo of another box turtle [link] recently, i thought i would share this series shot yesterday afternoon

not long ago i had a friendly exchange with :iconryser915: concerning handling of wild creatures . . . we agree that even though 99.9% of the time you should not interfere, there may be the occasional exception, especially when they are trying to deal with man-made obstacles such as fences, roads, or in this case, a simple curb

when i found this little fellow, he had been overturned as a result of either falling off the curb or trying to climb over it . . . being on a flat, relatively smooth surface, there was no real chance of him righting himself . . . after flipping him right side up and taking a couple of shots, i relocated him to a nearby section of grass at the edge of woods

i have mentioned on other photos, wild animals are very different from their cartoon counterparts . . . for one thing, it is physically impossible for some of them to smile . . . i like to think this turtle was doing his best to smile when he turned his head while leaving :)

help please [link]
yes, you with the camera [link]
i am so happy [link]
thanks so much [link]



a big "thank you" for adding my photos to your favorites or collections . . . i will reply to comments, but i am no longer able to acknowledge every :+fav: . . . thanks so much for your support and understanding :hug:
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:iconc-williams:
C-Williams Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor guy, he really was in need of a hand.
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
I'm sure that he would have been trying to smile at you:-
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:icongymnart:
Gymnart Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute picture. Like I said before, I'm very glad that you helped him out.
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:iconbekkalynn:
BekkaLynn Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Good save! Sometimes it is necessary to stop and help. I have at times stopped the car and put the turtle on the shoulder of the road in the direction it was going so it didn't get ran over. So thanks for helping the little guy out!
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natureguy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool Save Tom!
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