Sunday, September 27, 2009

Macro Monday - the Turtle

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It's amazing, to me, that turtles move slow enough to grow moss on their backs.


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This is a different turtle from Saturday's post.  They seem to be everywhere!


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Hello, Bright Eyes!


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Macro Monday is easy to play, snap a macro (or any close-up) photo, post it on your blog and come back here and sign MckLinky. Don't forget to visit each other. :)


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I think he wants to go home with me.



34 comments:

  1. Great photos Lisa, especially the last one.

    John

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  2. He's cute, in an awful kind of way ....
    Happy Monday Lisa!

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  3. Oooh, he's a snapping turtle, those guys can be pretty nasty!! But way to risk limb for some great photos! When a 3-footer showed up at my house, I called Animal Control! Proud day, I got some good photos AND I made the police log in the local paper!

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  4. Good Heavens do stay away from this big guy. He can snap a broom handle in one bite.
    Great shots though.
    B&G

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  5. Those guys can get pretty sizable, but unless you're really dumb about it, they won't usually hurt you (they can't reach you). I ran afoul of one once when I was a kid and got a little nick in a finger, but no real damage. Bu that guy was probably only a foot long or so. More amazing than their size is their longevity. Some species can live up to 200 years!

    Love the last photo. I can't figure out if he's more annoyed or curious.

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  6. That's a very long time I haven't seen a turtle ! Your photos are gorgeous ! We once had one in our garden it loved strawberries and whoever went barefood in the garden with red food nails, the turtle followed this foot !

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  7. Great shots! I love the bottom picture, it really put a smile on my face.
    I'm a first time Macro Monday poster. This is a great idea for a meme.
    Have a wonderful day!

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  8. I've got an altered book out there with moss on its back. I wonder if I'll ever see it again. I think its name is now The Turtle.

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  9. Gorgeous shots I love it :))))
    He has a very FUNNY face ....... Lol

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  10. Over here, the only place to see them is in the zoo!

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  11. What a character! How big is he? It's hard to tell. Fabulous photos.

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  12. What a sweet little turtle! That last shot is perfect!

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  13. Oh yes. He wants to come with you, I can see it in his eyes!!

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  14. I love his bright eyes.

    Did you ever notice how these old boys can hustle when they want to get away, though?

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  15. What great shots! He definitely wants to go home with you.

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  16. Where did you say you live? How do you find so many turtles? :)
    But they are interesting creatures!

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  17. I think this guy is bigger than the one from Saturday. Great shots. Hope all is well. Have a great day.

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  18. Oh how cool is he!! Is he a snapper!! Wow - wonderful shots - look at those lovely eyes!! Sarah

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  19. You really did get a smile out of this guy! Great Pics!

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  20. I love these photos especially the last one.. He was very interested in getting is face on film!

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  21. Great photos! I fell in love with tortoises in the Galapagos Islands: http://godutchbaby.blogspot.com/2009/02/galapagos-tortoises.html

    I just posted my second Macro Monday; this may become habit-forming :)

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  22. My favorite is also last one. He likes this picture taking...

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  23. What a cute new friend you have!! Thanks for the smiles!!

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  24. cute post and a great way to meme the depths of the blog-o-sphere
    nicely done...
    the legend around here is that if a snapping turtle chomps down on you it will not let go until it thunders, best do those photo shoots on a stormy day :)

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  25. I really dig turtles. I love their weird little faces. Thanks for this. I get excited when there's a turtle around! :-)

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  26. You must have been right there smack on your belly for that one. Great shot, that last one. Nose to beak! And I think they grow moss even if they move right along. It's the lack of ability to roll around on their back, and keeping to shady spots, that's the probable cause of the moss. That's my idea, anyway.

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  27. Great close ups! I think he really did want to go home with you!
    I sure miss playing along!

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  28. fantastic shots. I appreciate Sara's comment on the probable cause of moss. I've never seen that. I've really only seen turtles at the zoo.

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  29. Really terrific shots Lisa! I think he likes you!!

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  30. You have turtles just cruising around your home? Love the close up of his face.

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  31. Just discovered Macro Monday, but very glad to have done so. Perfect timing as I'd just posted some close-ups of my own and, most importantly, I got to meet this wonderfully expressive creature. Lovely pictures. Looks like he tried to scare you off in the second-to-last-one and then relented and showed his charming side.

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  32. reminds me of Morla - the sneezing turtle in Never Ending Story

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  33. Turtle noses are just harsh looking!!!

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