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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I love this lil guy! His shell is fantastic 🙂 Great photograph!
Thanks Polly. He was a fun subject.
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.
Thanks Nathan. Except that with those remote photos you can sleep while the camera fires away!
Great angle on this little guy–you really capture the color and his texture. Wireless remote? How lucky!
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.