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October 24, 2009
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D40
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10/2000 second
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F/6.3
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200 mm
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400
Date Taken
Oct 23, 2009, 4:20:14 PM
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i am so happy by photom17 i am so happy 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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:iconmisantropia:
Misantropia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
You've been featured here : [link]
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:iconbobvpr:
BobVPR Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
:) Happiness is all-wheel drive and a full tank of gas.
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:iconc-williams:
C-Williams Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well if he wasn't smiling it was because you thwarted his suicide attempt. ;) :hug:
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:iconnuthatch09:
nuthatch09 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I think he really is trying to smile :) Great shot Tom, I love those colors!
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:iconbekkalynn:
BekkaLynn Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
What a great shot! He looks so happy lol
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:iconnatureguy:
natureguy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice close up Tom, and yup it's thanking you for the help!
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:iconmisantropia:
Misantropia Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
Amazing focus.
Awesome colors.
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:iconphotom17:
photom17 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
thank you alexandria! :hug:
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