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Old Mar 7, 2008, 12:04 PM   #1
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I was out shooting birds, what else, and I spotted this, they dont come out of the water too often.

Florida Softshell Turtle


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Old Mar 7, 2008, 1:12 PM   #2
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Interesting shot, we have turtles around here that look like that but we call them leatherbacks. They are very rare around here.

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Old Mar 7, 2008, 1:47 PM   #3
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Interesting shot, we have turtles around here that look like that but we call them leatherbacks. They are very rare around here.

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Leather back Pond turtle. They get real big too. I've seen some that are 20-24 inches long and heavy!

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Old Mar 7, 2008, 3:57 PM   #4
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Hi Terry,

I really like the way you got the shot with it spreading out it's feet like that, and the low perspective.

I like shooting turtles from a distance -- but I'm definitely intimidated by the big ones. . . :O

Nice job!

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Old Mar 7, 2008, 7:36 PM   #5
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i've got a 20 pounder here. when it comes out to sun itself it dwarfs the painted turtles..

edit, it's a hard shell tho.
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Old Mar 7, 2008, 9:18 PM   #6
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Nice shot, very interesting,
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Old Mar 7, 2008, 9:47 PM   #7
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Very nice, interestingturtle! The turtles I see the most are red ear sliders that have been abandoned at the botanical gardens. Even those poor fellows are challenging for me - don't know what I'd do if I were faced with this fellow.
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Old Mar 9, 2008, 3:10 PM   #8
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Great capture Terry,

got the same experience with turtles as mtngal. This one is a kind I hadn't seen yet.

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Old Mar 9, 2008, 5:24 PM   #9
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Gotta tell you, that is one butt-ugly nose.
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Old Mar 9, 2008, 7:13 PM   #10
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Almost looks like a pig's nose. Possibly like that for getting air when under water.

We have snapper's around here. My son had "rescued" one a few years ago and put it in our aquarium. Made him let it loose when we went on vacation. That was an eye opener for him since the little guy had grown and was quite "snappy". :-)

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