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Old Apr 1, 2013, 8:50 PM   #1
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Default Turtle cheesin'

A moving turtle isn't the easiest subject for a newbie with a manual focus lens!

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Old Apr 2, 2013, 12:48 PM   #2
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A nice portrait of a Painted Turtle....looks pretty sociable.
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Old Apr 2, 2013, 1:09 PM   #3
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A nice portrait of a Painted Turtle....looks pretty sociable.
You're close! He's a red-eared slider but you can't see the red on the side of his head. It's funny, we get strange looks sometimes when we say we have a pet turtle but he really does have a personality. Gets real excited when he see certain people. They are pretty cool pets, they don't require tons of attention like a dog does, and they live quite a long time.
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You're close! He's a red-eared slider but you can't see the red on the side of his head. It's funny, we get strange looks sometimes when we say we have a pet turtle but he really does have a personality. Gets real excited when he see certain people. They are pretty cool pets, they don't require tons of attention like a dog does, and they live quite a long time.
I've had Red Eared Sliders in the past...they can get big. Since 2000 we have had a Western Ornate Box Turtle. She's quite a little character.
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Beautiful, i'm more of a tortoise person myself (no cleaning tanks and filters for me!) i have a Hermans Tort who i rescued after she was illegally smuggled into the country on a plane to Heathrow Airport.
It's so sad that she knew the wild and now has to live in a vivarium with a run of the garden only when it's warm enough...if i could fly her back to where she came from and watch her go back, i would!
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Beautiful, i'm more of a tortoise person myself (no cleaning tanks and filters for me!) i have a Hermans Tort who i rescued after she was illegally smuggled into the country on a plane to Heathrow Airport.
It's so sad that she knew the wild and now has to live in a vivarium with a run of the garden only when it's warm enough...if i could fly her back to where she came from and watch her go back, i would!
I agree there's more work with the tank and all that, but turtles seem to be so much more active that a tortoise! I've never owned a tortoise though so maybe it's a misconception. Lol. It's entertaining to watch our turtle swimming around though. He's pretty funny. haha
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I agree there is more to watch, if provided with a lovely big tank and plenty of room to frolic i guess they are more satisfying than a tortoise
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