365-253 Is that a rock?

Driving down a dirt road in a landfill this foggy morning I spotted this little guy walking in front of me. I grabbed my camera to take a quick pic but he was pretty shy and quickly hid inside his shell. So I waited and every time I would try to get a photo he closed up. My brain seems to function better early in the morning and I placed the camera on the ground in front of the turtle and set it up to use my wireless remote. I was able to fire the camera from a few feet back with the camera blocking my view from the turtle. When he popped out I snapped a few pics!  Pentax K20D, DA 17-70.

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Road Warrior

© David Guidas

  One thought on “365-253 Is that a rock?

  1. September 10, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Lovely 🙂

  2. September 10, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    I love this lil guy! His shell is fantastic 🙂 Great photograph!

    • September 11, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      Thanks Polly. He was a fun subject.

  3. Nathan Stitt
    September 11, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Great story. This pic reminds me of those remote captures you sometimes see that people take of deer, etc. The fog and light are great in this as well.

    • September 11, 2011 at 9:41 pm

      Thanks Nathan. Except that with those remote photos you can sleep while the camera fires away!

  4. September 11, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Great angle on this little guy–you really capture the color and his texture. Wireless remote? How lucky!

    • September 11, 2011 at 9:44 pm

      Thanks. I guess he wasn’t ready for his close-up. The wireless remote comes in handy at times. Although it doesn’t work with my Pentax, there is a remote app for iPhone and Android that may be of use to Nikon/Canon users. I don’t know the usable range though.

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