Thursday, June 18, 2009

Portrait of a Snapper

Rounding a pathway, I spot a Snapping Turtle about 15 feet from the waters edge, slowly making it's way back to the wet. I snap a few, but didn't like the angle, and not wanting to cut him off of his direction, I settle for some portraits. I found his eyes to be very interesting.

10 comments:

fotoshooter43 said...

Oooo, that's good, sensational detail!

Eve said...

wonderful details of that old man Hannibal! No don't mess with him!

fotoshooter43 said...

The Cukoo was in Texas at Paradise Pond, Port Aransas. My friend from Battle Creek, Michigan got a Black Billed there one last week. Sorry to answer you here but I didn't know how else to answer your question:o)Just delete this after you read it.

Tina said...

Pretty cool markings..everywhere on him!! Neat close up..love that one can see how razor sharp the edge of his upper jaw looks!

TSannie said...

Well, you've done the impossible. Made a snapper look darn good! Excellent!

Don and Sher said...

great images as usual, just wondering what lens do you use the most?

Montanagirl said...

Great shot! I'm like Don and Sher - what lens and camera do you use?

HANNIBAL said...

Thanks for the input guys...I have all Canon equipment, using the 50D body and the 300mm f2.8 Prime the most.

jalynn01 said...

As REAL as he looks I'm just glad his mouth wasn't open! Wow! What detail and clarity.

Chris said...

Gloups very impressive... I almost missed this one!!