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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D40
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10/2000 second
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F/6.3
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125 mm
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Oct 23, 2009, 4:19:26 PM
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yes, you with the camera by photom17 yes, you with the camera 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
glad you helped him out :heart:
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:iconstardust16:
stardust16 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
Lol perfect title
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:icongymnart:
Gymnart Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, cute turtle. I'm glad that you turned him over and put him where he belongs. :D
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:iconbekkalynn:
BekkaLynn Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
What a look lol The poor thing is just begging for help. So glad you were there to help it out of such a spot. =D
:lmao: at the look on it's face :lmao:
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:iconmissy39811:
Missy39811 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
nice capture! Beautiful photo, made me smile!
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:iconphotom17:
photom17 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
thank you missy! . . . happy to make you smile! :hug:
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:iconkelly63:
Kelly63 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009   Photographer
Sorry Tom, that's a really nice story but his posture and expression made me lol! :giggle:
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:iconphotom17:
photom17 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
:D glad i could brighten your day kelly! :hug:
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Dahakka Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Filmographer
good quality and colour, the focus is just right and the title helps personify the animal and the situation its in, and best of all it made me smile. :D
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:iconphotom17:
photom17 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
wow! . . . thank you so very much! :D
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