Posts Tagged ‘turtles’

Turtle Thursday – Bee and URL – Guests – Photography

10/16/2015

Along with the turtles enjoying the warm autumn days last week were the bees.  So guesting this week is the bee.

Also included is a link to Dominique’s Animated GIF blog (here), which helps explain how the tortoise really beat the hare in that race.

BeeOnFlower

Turtle Thursday – Heads Up – Photography

10/08/2015

A nice warm autumn day brought the turtles out for a little sunbathing.  As for the lone turtle looking the wrong way, there’s always one in the crowd.

Heads Up

Heads Up

Turtle Thursday – Guest Bighorn Sheep – Photography

09/10/2015

There’s not much water for turtles here in the Badlands of South Dakota, so our guest today is this bighorn sheep.  It was a long way up the ridge to get here and it cost two Clif Bars for the pose. The technical details are; uncropped, 55mm,  f6.3,  1/100 sec,  ISO 100 and shake reduction on for the photographer.

 

Big Horn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

Turtle Thursday – Guest Cat – Photography

09/04/2015

Two things are wrong with this week’s Turtle Thursday.  The first and obvious thing, this is Friday.  The second and not so obvious, there is no turtle.  So until I find more turtle pictures, filling in as a guest turtle this week is Big Boy.

Big Boy

Big Boy

 

Turtle Thursday – Tortoise Shells – Photography

08/27/2015

Today is a little abstract with an almost works monochrome version of tortoise shells.

Tortoise Shells

Tortoise Shells

My goal last week was to make friends with this guy and get a better picture.  Here he is again as another bonus photo and just a little friendlier.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2

Turtle Thursday – Clay Turtle – Photography

08/20/2015

This Chinese tortoise/turtle symbolizes longevity, power, and tenacity.  To learn more about the symbolism of turtles in various cultures see this Wiki article.

Clay Turtle

Clay Turtle

And a bonus image below because, well, why not?  My goal is to make friends with this guy and get a good picture of him before he flies south for the winter.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Turtle Thursday – What’s In Your Shell? – Photography

08/13/2015

What’s in your wallet shell?

TurtleShell

And a bonus image below since the guy above was a little camera-shy, slipping under the water too quickly, making my only opportunity a rather long distance photo.

Dragonfly X-Wing Starfighter

Dragonfly X-Wing Starfighter

Turtle Thursday – Turtle Watching Us – Photography

08/06/2015

This one had his eyes on me.

Turtle Watching Us

Turtle Watching Us

Turtle Thursday – Yellow-bellied Slider and Child? – Photography

07/30/2015

Look in the water just in front of the log (click on the image to enlarge).

My best guess for both is yellow-bellied slider.  Although, they’re a bit out of their range here.

Yellow-bellied Slider Turtle

Yellow-bellied Slider Turtle

Turtle Thursday – Kermit And Turtle – Photography

07/16/2015

I was fortunate to find Kermit sitting on a lily pad watching the dragonflies, hoping one would come close enough for dinner, when his friend, Mr. Turtle, decided to pop up and photobomb both.

Kermit and Turtle

Kermit and Turtle


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